Dog training terms - feed for position

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Feeding for position is an easy way to increase your dog training efficiency.
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People food to dogs? Not a problem

A few days ago I had a first appointment with a new Beagle puppy and his family. For the first time ever, I saw a Beagle that did not really like treats and he wasn’t too enthralled with his food. Normally Beagles are indiscriminate eaters and can eat all day long if given the chance.

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Dog training - do not repeat cues

It is a bit ironic that this is the recommendation that I repeat most to my clients. But, this makes a HUGE difference in training. Any animal learns faster if there are clear instructions.

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Corrections in Dog Training

While working with a private client on Wednesday, we ran into another local Chicago trainer. It was interesting, because we were both teaching our clients the exact same lesson, using different philosophies. The goal was to have our dogs meet each other calmly. My client and I were walking a 2 year old wheaton terrier, and the other trainer and his client each had a dog that they were working with.

I used one of many strategies to get Misty to greet nicely.
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Stubborn

This little word gets so many dogs in trouble. I hear this word used very frequently to describe a dog's behavior. It often is used to describe a dog that will not come when called or perform another behavior such as 'sit'.

Whether you want to call a dog stubborn or not, I think we can all agree on one thing. Dogs have a brain and they make choices.
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