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Dog training is the process of teaching a dog to perform behaviors in response


to certain commands. The most common behaviors are "sit", "lay down", and teachi
ng the dog to relieve itself outside. The most effective way to train a dog invo
lves using treats and positive reinforcement. In addition, many trainers use a c
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There are many methods of dog training and many objectives, from basic obedience
training to specialized areas including law enforcement, military, search and r
escue, hunting, working with livestock, assistance to people with disabilities,
entertainment, dog sports and protecting people or property.
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As pack animals, wild dogs have natural instincts that favor cooperation with th
eir fellow dogs. Many domestic dogs, either through instinct or breeding, can co
rrectly interpret and respond to signals given by a human handler.
Basic training
Most dogs live with people who want them to behave in ways that make them pleasa
nt to be around, keep them safe, and provides for the safety of other humans and
pets. Dogs do not figure out basic obedience on their own. The fundamental rule
that must be remembered is that one should never apply human standards of socie
ty onto the dog with the assumption that the dog will understand. Never assume a
dog is trying to insult, injure or deceive you on a personal level. Understand
that it is acting as a dog naturally, innocently does, and should be met with pa
tience and thoughtfulness, rather than forcefulness or retaliation. Many trainer
s treat their dogs with cruelty and irrational punishment, leading to measurably
increased stress, illness, and tendency towards violence.
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The hardest part of training is communicating with the dog in a humane way that
the dog understands. However, the underlying principle of all communication is s
imple: reward desired behavior while ignoring or correcting undesired behavior.
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Basic pet obedience training usually consists of six behaviors:
* Sit
* Down
* Stay
* Recall ("come", "here" or "in")
* Close (or loose-leash walking)
* Heel
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"Corrections" should never include harmful physical force or violence. Using for
ce while training is controversial and should not be taken lightly, because even
if it ends the behavior, when applied inappropriately with some dogs it may lea
d to a loss of drive (enthusiasm for the given task), stress, and in some cases
even aggression. A handler may decide to use force, however the standard used by
most trainers is the minimum amount necessary to inhibit the unwanted behavior.
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