<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-16le"> </head> <body bgcolor="#333399"></body> </html> <title>Dog Gone Smart</title> <style type="text/css">a:link { color: #CCC; text-decoration: none; } a:visited { text-decoration: none; color: #CCC; } a:hover { text-decoration: none; color: #FFF; } a:active { text-decoration: none; } body,td,th { color: #CCC; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; } a { font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; } </style> <div align="center"> <h2>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; DOG GONE SMART</h2> </div> <p></p> <p></p> <table align="center" border="1" cellpadding="7" cellspacing="7" width="1160"> <tbody> <tr> <td height="1198" valign="top" width="266"> <p align="center">TRAINING</p> <table border="1" width="266"> <tbody> <tr> <td width="256"><a href="index.html">HOME</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="ethics.html">ETHICS</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="training.html">TRAINING</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="SAFETY.html">SAFETY</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="positiveReinforcemeny.html">POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="FAQ.html">FAQ</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="behavior.html">BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="policy.html">POLICIES &amp; PROCEDURE</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="agreement.html">AGREEMENT</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="GenForm.html">GENERAL FORM</a></td> </tr> <tr> <td><a href="contact.html">CONTACT</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td valign="top" width="839"> <p align="center">Training Dogs-Teaching People<br /> (learning the art of speaking &ldquo;dog&rdquo;)</p> <p align="center">You will develop&nbsp; the skills of reading your dog so well&nbsp; that you will know what to do<br /> before he does an action. You will learn to anticipate your dogs action while he<br /> is still in the thought process and where&nbsp; dog ownership becomes very exiting.<br /> The training is done in your own home. Not only does this make it more convenient<br /> for you,but also the dog is more relaxed in his own environment and is not distracted<br /> by other dogs,so they are able to focus and learn. Each training session is customized<br /> to meet your dog&#39;s needs and temperament.</p> <p align="center"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Six steps for teaching&nbsp;new behaviour</p> <div align="center">Get the behaviour.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;Mark the behaviour&nbsp;.<br /> Reward the behaviour.<br /> Repeat the behaviour until it happens 90% of the time.<br /> Add the verbal cue as the dog does the behaviour to associate the word with the appropriate response .</div> <p align="center">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Training outline</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Attention focus<br /> Sit from stand&nbsp; position<br /> Down from the stand position<br /> Down from the sit position<br /> Stand for inspection. Good for when you go to the veterinarian.<br /> Down stay and sit-stay<br /> Wait<br /> Leave-it&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> Let&#39;s go!<br /> Walking on a leash<br /> Heeling while loose -leash walking<br /> Come or recall cue with automatic sit<br /> Retrieving<br /> Equipment needed<br /> A&nbsp; three foot and six foot long leather or nylon leash.<br /> No retractable leashes, choke-chain or pinch collars.</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The difference between the heel cue and walking on&nbsp; a leash&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br /> <br /> It is very important that the heel cue not be confused with walking on a leash.<br /> Walking on a leash is what we require the dog to do most of the time.<br /> It does not demand such close attention,and the dog is not required to walk close<br /> with you. A proper heel is difficult for many dogs owners. It requires&nbsp; a great<br /> deal of focus and coordination. Heel should be used when you need your dog<br /> to follow closely and not be distracted by anything else going on.</p> <p align="center"></p> <p align="center">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Training rules</p> <div align="center"> <p>The best time for training your dog is before he is fed, so he will be looking forward to the reward&nbsp; of a good meal.<br /> For a satisfactory training program the dog should have&nbsp; complete confidence in you.<br /> Never train a dog when you are in a bad mood or have lost control of your emotions.<br /> Allow only one member of the family to teach him commands or tricks .<br /> Once he has learned them all thoroughly, than&nbsp; others can help.<br /> Always&nbsp; talk to to the dog before you approach him. This goes for any dog.<br /> Let him know that you are his friend.<br /> Don&#39;t confuse the dog by giving inconsistent commands.<br /> Don&#39;t punish the dog with a training lead or other training objects,or he will &nbsp;become fearful of training.</p> <p>Don&#39;t let the training period to get so long the dog becomes tired or bored.</p> </div> <div align="center"></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p></p> <p></p> <p></p>