6 Ways to Use Training Treats Even When You’re Not Dog Training | #Giveaway

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This has been a big month for our little Bärli. Since his adoption on March 13, he’s left the shelter that had been his home for three months, moved to a new house, gained a big canine sister and three feline siblings, visited six city parks and one state park, had his first visit with his new vet, swam in two lakes, and, soon, he’ll head off on his first overnight trip.

That’s a lot of changes and new experiences for a five-month-old puppy! Bärli is quickly adjusting to his new life, and is a joyous little fellow. Every day, we work on his socialization and his training–always with a good supply of training treats–but we also use training treats in other ways. Here’s a look at six ways we’ve used training treats with Bärli when we’re not training!

Temperament Testing

When we traveled to the Hill Country SPCA to meet Bärli (then Baby Bear), I took along a bag of Wellness® CORE® 100% Freeze-Dried Treats for dogs to do a little temperament testing in the meet-and-greet. I was looking to see if Bärli was food motivated (making training easier) and if he showed any signs of resource guarding around Tiki or us. I also wanted to let him know that good things happen around us and the training treats did the trick!

Calming Your Dog at the Vet’s Office

To help distract Bärli during his first vet visit and to show him that the vet’s office is a friendly place, I gave him treats in the waiting room and as we waited in the exam room. I had treats on the table so they were easy for the vet techs to grab as they came in to get Bärli‘s temperature, too.

Luring to Get Your Dog’s Head Through a Collar, Leash or Harness

Wearing a harness is a new experience for Bärli so I held a treat out with the harness between us so, to reach the treat, he put his head through the harness. Once on, he earned some more treats. Wearing a harness now equals fun!

Helping Your Dog Enjoy the Outdoors

After three months at the shelter, it’s understandable that Bärli feels most comfortable indoors. We love the outdoors, though, and we want him to share our love of being outside. He’s getting more and more comfortable being outside and exploring the yard with Tiki, but we try to make it even more enticing when we can. At Easter, he and Tiki enjoyed an Easter “egg” hunt to sniff out some treats (and some carefully hidden servings of Wellness® CORE® RawRev™ which combines high-protein, grain-free kibble with freeze-dried raw meat. They had so much fun “hunting” for their breakfast so I’m determined to repeat this exercise every few weeks!

Luring Your Dog

As I mentioned, Bärli‘s not always eager to run outside–even when we know it’s potty time. I grab a couple of training treats when I open the front door–and, if needed, use them to lure him outside for a bathroom break. Whether you need to lure your dog into the car or the bathtub, training treats can be a fun way to convince your dog to move and help show that this is going to be a good experience.

Showing Your Dog Some Love

As we continue to help Bärli get to know Tiki–and us, we’re doing what families do: helping each other feel good. Along with plenty of love and fun activities, that includes tasty treats enjoyed not only during training but just because

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5 Dog Training Lessons I Learned The Hard Way

When it comes to dog training there’s no doubt that we learn a lot of valuable information from “do this to achieve this” articles, but there’s also value in learning from mistakes.

Anyone that’s worked closely with their dog knows that dog training doesn’t always go as planned, and the expected results obtained aren’t guaranteed.

I certainly have plenty of “that didn’t go as planned” and “why didn’t I realize this before?” moments, so I wanted to take a few minutes to share a few of them. Here’s 5 dog training lessons I learned the hard way.

Yelping Doesn’t Always Stop Puppy Biting

Saying that Laika was a challenge when it comes to teaching bite inhibition is a lie. She wasn’t just a challenge, she was a nightmare. I had huge scratches up and down my arms and legs, to the point where I started wearing long sleeves and pants in the summer just to avoid all the “oh my gosh what happened to you” questions.

I don’t know why it was so bad, I just know it was bad. So I immediately read every single thing that I could find about stopping your puppy from biting. And one method that popped up regularly was the “yelp method.” Every time your puppy bites you you’re supposed to let out a yelp, and in turn your dog will stop biting because they’ll realize that they’re hurting you. You know what happened when I tried that? She bit harder.

And silly me just figured I was doing something wrong, so I kept at it. Every time she bit down on me I’d yelp, and every time I yelped she’d bite harder. Figuring that my yelps weren’t convincing enough I kept practicing. Eventually I’d let out a realistic yelp that would get through to her, right? No luck, she kept biting.

Turns out the yelping method doesn’t always go as planned. Some dogs get more riled up and excited as soon as their owner starts making funny noises, and Laika was no exception. Looking back it should have been obvious; making strange noises might make puppies even more excited and nippy? Who knew? Well I didn’t, and since I read about it on the internet I just knew it had to be true.

Eventually I got smart to the whole scheme and moved on to different methods. As soon as I moved onto the redirection method I let out a huge sigh of relief. I’d finally found something that actually worked. Turns out that getting your dog’s attention onto a toy rather than your bare arm works pretty well when teaching your dog to “bite this and not that.”

Training Is About More Than Just Tricks

I’ve been obsessed with dogs for a long time, and growing up I got my hands on every dog related thing I could find (this was before the internet). That included a lot of books, and some of those were all about dog training. They taught you how to potty train your dog, how to teach them to “come here,” and how to do a few basic tricks like sit, lie down and stay. What they didn’t do is go beyond the basics.

So as I got older and started reading more and more I was astonished to find out about things like impulse control, loose leash manners and the importance of play. The books I’d been reading didn’t touch on behavior related topics, so growing up I was under the impression that most of the way a dog behaved was just due to their personality rather than anything related to training (or lack thereof).

So if my dog was being pushy or impatient I just chalked it up to their personality. I didn’t think “oh well he could probably use some impulse control training,” I just thought “oh he just knocks people over because he’s young and doesn’t know any better.” Well looking back it’s obvious that he didn’t know any better because I didn’t bother teaching him how to appropriately greet visitors.

I figured that my neighbors dog who barked all day long and growled anytime someone approached was just mean; things like “he’s probably frustrated from being chained up all day long and not used to dealing with new people” didn’t cross my mind. As sad as that may be that’s how I thought, and that’s how a lot of us thought not so long ago. There wasn’t much emphasis on the correlation between training and behavior; it was all reactionary.

Not All Dogs Are Highly Food/Treat Driven

If you told me 10 years ago that there are dogs in this world who spit out meat because they’re more interested in something else I would have called you a liar. What sort of dog spits out food, let alone meat? Well, Laika does for one.

I found that out a few years back when trying to manage her reactivity on walks. If you’ve ever worked with a reactive dog you’re probably familiar with their threshhold i.e. the point at which they get too worked up to concentrate. When you go over that threshhold it’s nearly impossible to get your dog’s attention back, even if you’re handing out meat. Now dealing with reactivity is an extreme example, because if your dog is too excited by something nearby there’s no amount of meat that will get their attention back.

But what was interesting to me was that food doesn’t hold Laika’s attention on walks, even when there’s nothing exciting in sight. If I hand her a piece of food while we’re walking there’s a 75% chance she’ll spit it right back out. She just doesn’t care that much for food, even if it’s meat. She’ll go through the action of taking it, but she’ll immediately spit it out and move on. Yeah, dogs like that exist and Laika is one of them.

Now if I hand her a treat while we’re inside she’ll eat it, but she doesn’t get very excited about it unless I really talk it up first. And 9 times out of 10 after handing her that treat she follows up by grabbing the nearest toy dropping it at my feet. Turns out not all dogs are highly motivated by food; some really do prefer play.

So I started using her love of play when training. Rather than just using treats all the time I started bringing her tug toy along on walks. And guess what? It works pretty damn well. Turns out my dog isn’t that into meat, but she’ll do nearly anything for a game of tug.

The Environment Makes a Huge Difference

Saying it out loud is embarrassing now, but I’ll admit it; I didn’t realize that where you’re at when working with your dog makes a huge difference. I pretty much thought “my dog knows this, so she’ll do it anywhere.” End of story. Sounds simple, right?

Well as it turns out trying to hold your dog’s attention when there’s 17 squirrels running around is easier said than done. And trying to get your dog to do all their fancy new tricks in front of 15 people is harder than doing it when you’re alone in the living room.

The most obvious example of environment making a big difference is what happens when we try to teach out dogs a reliable recall. After working with our dogs on the “come here” command indoors to much success we head outside. And guess what tends to happen? They don’t “come here” when it’s time to go back inside. It’s not that they don’t remember what come here means, it’s that they might just prefer not to.

If you think about it from your dog’s perspective it makes sense. For Laika the decision was; A.) would I rather stay outside chasing squirrels, or B.) do I want to go back inside where there’s nothing fun to chase? Not surprisingly option A would win. I struggled with this for a long time, until I learned to start making option B more enticing.

Rather than making option B less fun by yelling “come here” in an angry tone 100 times I opted to make option B the best one available. I paired it with all sorts of fun things like a game of tug or find the treats. To override my dog’s excitement about the environment I started working on making myself more fun and exciting than those stupid squirrels. I rewarded her well every time she chose option B, and it didn’t take long for her to realize that come here doesn’t just mean having to come inside and be bored; it means we’ll get to do something just as fun as chasing squirrels.

Being a Tree Isn’t The Only Way to Stop Your Dog From Pulling on Leash

Are you familiar with the “Be a tree” method? It’s when you stop every time your dog starts to pull on the leash. It’s supposed to teach your dog that “when I pull we stop, therefore I will stop pulling to prevent all that stopping.”

Do you know how many times I tried to be a tree on walks with Laika? 1329, well that’s where I lost count at least. And do you know how she reacted? She kept pulling and whining the whole time, occasionally looking back at me like “What are you doing crazy woman? You know this isn’t how walks work.” I paired it with treats and it didn’t get any better.

I did this for months. Every time she’d pull I’d stop, and even if I got her to stop for a moment the very next step she’d start pulling again. It didn’t work, and from what I’ve been seeing it doesn’t seem to work for a lot of dogs when used alone. After a while it improved Laika’s ability to stand still while on a walk, but it didn’t do anything for the ridiculous amount of pulling she’d do as soon as we started walking again.

If your dog has been pulling for years it’s a hard habit to break; and you’re probably going to need to add in some additional methods such as switching directions to make it stop. Rather than just stopping to be a tree try changing directions. Pair that with some yummy treats to keep their attention and encourage them to stop pulling and follow you around.

What Dog Training Lessons Did You Learn The Hard Way?

So those are some of the dog training lessons I learned the hard way, what about yours? Did you try certain methods that just didn’t work for your dog?

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“Lucky Dog” Fans: Win a Brandon McMillan Shake & Break Training Tool!

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I love the Lucky Dog show on CBS; each week’s episode features celebrity dog trainer Brandon McMillan working to train a rescue dog in preparation for his new home. Now the Emmy-winning star has launched a new collection of dog training products demonstrated in his new book, Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days.

Recently Petmate sent me McMillan’s new Shake & Break™ training tool. If you’re familiar with a can of coins used as a redirection tool, you’ll recognize the principle behind the Shake & Break, basically breaking the dog’s focus on an unwanted behavior.

The Shake & Break takes the can of coins a step further by providing multiple sounds. The hourglass shape features a steel end and a plastic end, both connected by a rubber center. Inside, faceted beads provide the noise when you shake the Shake & Break.

Why two materials? The sound of the beads hitting the metal end is much louder and more jarring than when you turn over the Shake & Break and have the beads make contact with the plastic end (a good option for shy dogs who may be  frightened by the sound of the beads on metal).

I had the chance to give the Shake & Break a test this week when we had a repairman replacing my broken windshield. Irie and Tiki were in the house but they were able to see the workman through the front door–and they didn’t like it. Living in the country, they so rarely see anyone in our front yard and garage area that they go into high alert when they spot a stranger.

When I shook the Shake & Break, it definitely broke Tiki’s fixation on the workman. Once that attention was broken, I was able to talk to her and get her refocused on something else.

I’ll definitely be carrying the Shake & Break on hotel stays as a quick and easy way to redirect the dogs’ focus when they hear a knock on a door, a challenge that they encounter very rarely but one that, at a hotel, we need to redirect quickly. The Shake & Break can also be used for redirecting dogs from other unwanted behaviors such as jumping on people.

The Shake & Break is priced at $15.99 and is available at Petmate.com–and now one community member will win one!

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10 Tips That Make Dog Training Easier

What’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear the term dog training?

Chances are it’s not the word easy. Dog training can be a challenge, and it’s something all of us have struggled with at one time or another. But there are ways to make it easier.

Here’s some of my favorite training tips to help you out. From being consistent with rules to knowing your dog’s limits, here’s 10 tips that make dog training easier.

1. Be Consistent With Rules

When it comes to making dog training easier one of the most important things to remember is to be consistent with rules. Set up some clear boundaries for your dog and make sure everyone in the home follows those rules. If everyone is consistent it won’t take long for your dog to understand what behaviors are acceptable.

If your dog isn’t allowed on the couch make sure everyone follows that rule. Don’t punish your dog for a behavior they’ve gotten away with in the past, and don’t punish your dog for a behavior that your husband lets them get away with. It’s not fair to your dog to punish them for something they’re sometimes rewarded for.

If you don’t want your dog to beg at the dinner table make sure everyone in the home is in agreement. Don’t punish your dog for begging if dad keeps sneaking him all those table scraps (it’s always dad, isn’t it?) every night. Your dog isn’t begging because he’s naughty, he’s begging because he’s being rewarded for it. Being rewarded one day and punished the next for the same behavior sends mixed signals to your dog, leading to confusion and frustration.

When coming up with house rules for your dog get everyone involved, and make sure everyone is one the same page. Make consistent rules so that everyone knows what your dog is allowed to do, and what they’re not. If exceptions are made your dog is going to take longer to train, and they’re going to be dealing with a lot of unnecessary confusion.

2. Encourage Your Dog’s Good Behaviors

We all want a well behaved dog, right? Well one of the easiest ways to improve your dog’s manners is to remember to encourage good behaviors. It’s such an easy thing to do, yet it’s one so many of us forget about.

When it comes to dog training we have a tendency to focus on negative behaviors, often forgetting to encourage the good ones. Our dogs are constantly observing and learning from us us, so letting them know that they’re doing something good encourages them to repeat that behavior later on. Don’t assume that your silence lets your dog know that he’s doing a good thing. Let him know.

Let your dog know when they do something good, even if it seems mundane or minor. Those positive associations with your dog will help then learn what’s acceptable, and what’s expected of them at any given time. Clearly letting your dog know when they’ve done something good gives you the opportunity to encourage those behaviors later on.

If your dog calmly sits by your side as you eat dinner and you approve of that behavior let him know by telling him he’s a good boy. If your dog lays his head on your lap when you’re on the couch and you approve let him know. You can encourage your dog to repeat those desired behaviors by making sure they know you appreciate them.

10 Tips That Make Dog Training Easier

Don’t assume that your silence let’s your dog know that he’s being a good boy. When your dog does something good let him know. Rewarding good behaviors will encourage your dog to repeat them later on.

3. Know Your Own Dog’s Limits

It’s never too early to start training your pup, but all dogs have limits. Your brand new puppy won’t have the same attention span that your 7 year old dog does. Part of that has to do with the fact that puppies are easily distracted, and the fact that building up a relationship where you’re able to hold your dog’s attention for long periods of time doesn’t happen overnight.

Once you start training with your pup you’ll start to get a feel for what sort of training situations work best for them, and which ones present a challenge. If your dog is young they may have problems focusing for more than a few minutes at a time, and that’s completely normal. If that’s the case try making your training sessions 5 minutes or less to make the most out of the time you’ve got.

By keeping your training sessions short and fun your dog will start to see training time as something enjoyable. And they’ll see you as the awesome person who teaches them things and lets them know when they’re a very good boy. That commitment from you combined with clear communication will help increase your dog’s focus over time.

Pay attention to your dog when you’re working with them. After a few sessions you’ll get a good idea of what methods work will for them. Are they too distracted if they haven’t had exercise? Do they get frustrated after 10 minutes of trying to learn a new trick? Try 5 minutes instead. Do they prefer treats as a reward versus toys? Modify your training sessions to work in their favor.

4. The Environment Makes a Difference

When it comes to training always keep your environment in mind. There’s way more distractions outside than in your living room, and when you’re in a distracting environment you’ll find yourself competing for your dog’s attention. When you train your dog in an environment they find exciting you’re not just asking your dog to do a simple trick, you’re asking them to ignore all those super exciting things going on around them.

Once you’ve taught your dog a new trick or behavior in an environment that’s not very distracting (such as your living room) you can then try it in a more distracting area. But don’t expect your dog to perform that new trick perfectly in a new and/or exciting environment the first time around. It’ll take a little bit of practice to hold your dog’s attention in that new environment. Treat it as if you’re teaching your dog the trick for the very first time. Use rewards that your dog goes crazy for, and remember to keep it fun.

The environment is especially important to remember when working on teaching your dog a reliable recall. Your dog’s recall may be perfect indoors, but don’t expect it to be fool proof when you’re outside. All those outdoor sights and smells (and squirrels) are really exciting for your dog, and it’s going to be a challenge to hold their interest.

It takes time to build up your dog’s focus, and every time you move into a new training environment expect some challenges. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible to teach your dog to listen to you when you’re outside — it just means that it takes patience to get to that point. You can make it easier on yourself by keeping your training sessions fun, and by taking it slow when working with your dog in a different environment.

10 Tips That Make Dog Training Easier

Expect distractions when training your dog outdoors or in a new environment. Use high value rewards and keep it fun to help keep their focus. Remember that you’re not just asking them to do a simple trick — you’re asking them to do a simple trick while ignoring all sorts of exciting things going on around them.

5. Motivation Matters

One way to make dog training easier is figuring out how to keep your dog motivated, and to do that you’ll need to test out different rewards. When it comes to training it’s important to keep your dog focused on you, and the best way to do that is keep them motivated by offering rewards. I got lucky because Laika will work for treats or toys, but not all dogs are highly motivated by both.

Is your dog willing to work for treats, toys and praise? Use those as rewards in training to keep your dogs interest, and pay attention to which ones get your dog excited. And remember to use a variety of toys and treats to figure out which ones really get your dog going. Use those extra exciting rewards for when you’re going to be teaching your dog something new or particularly challenging.

My dog will work for food, but it’s not nearly as exciting to her as a game of tug. So when we’re going to work on a complex trick or behavior I get out that tug toy and she’s instantly focused. Finding out which rewards work best for your dog, and which ones they really love gives you the ability to keep your dog’s attention in challenging situations.

6. Your Dog’s Attention Span is Limited

If you want to avoid frustration when training keep your training sessions on the short side. Dog’s don’t have an unlimited attention span, and working for too long on a certain trick or behavior can lead to frustration for both you and your dog.

Does your dog get distracted after 10 minutes of trying to learn a new trick? Try shortening it to 5 minutes. Work on one behavior or trick at a time, and take a break in between sessions. If you spend too much time working on a new behavior your dog’s going to get bored, distracted and/or frustrated.

Most young dogs have a lot of extra energy to burn, so if your dog is having problems focusing try increasing their physical & mental exercise throughout the day. Laika has a ton of energy, so I don’t even start a training session until she’s had a chance to burn off some of that crazy energy of hers.

10 Tips That Make Dog Training Easier

Puppies are known for a lot of things, but an unlimited attention span isn’t one of them. Make your training sessions positive for your pup by keeping them short and fun.

7. Be Consistent With Words

Us humans have a pretty big vocabulary, but when it comes to dog training try to keep it simple by using the same word(s) consistently. Just like when you taught your dog to “sit” remember to use the same word and/or gesture every single time.

If you want to make training your dog easier remember to be consistent with the words you choose, no matter what you’re working on. It’s much easier for your dog to learn how to “heel” than it is to “whoa,” “wait,” “stop,” and “hold.” You know why I mention those? Because I’m guilty of using all of them when trying to get Laika to stop pulling.

When we’re out walking our dog it’s easy to get into walk mode, forgetting that an opportunity for training. If you’re trying to teach your dog not to pull on the leash remember to keep your training hat on and be consistent with the words you choose. It sounds simple, but telling humans to use fewer words is so much easier said than done.

8. You and Your Dog Will Have “Off” Days

When it comes to training not all days are going to go perfectly. Just like anything else that we do on a regular basis some days are just going to feel off. We’d all love it if every day was a good hair day, but that’s just now how it works. Some days are just going to be off.

Training is progressive, but that doesn’t mean that you’ll make the same amount of progress every single day. Some days your patience may be thin, and some days your dog might not be having any of it. It happens, we all have off days from time to time. Don’t force yourself to train if you’re having a bad time — chances are your dog isn’t having fun either. You don’t want your dog to start thinking negatively of your training sessions.

If you’re getting frustrated with training take a break and do something fun with your dog. Play a game of tug or take them to the park. Give yourself a break and start again tomorrow.

10 Tips That Make Dog Training Easier

When it comes to dog training you’re going to have days where you’re just not feeling it. Give yourself permission to take a break and have some fun with your dog.

9. Learn From Your Mistakes

Have you been struggling trying to teach your dog something new? Take a step back and try to figure out exactly why it isn’t working. Is is because your dog too distracted? Are they not motivated enough? Are you not communicating clearly to your dog?

Some of my biggest training breakthroughs have come through analyzing my own mistakes. When training my dog to “come here” I used to just call Laika’s name and wait. She knew what it meant, so surely she’d start running back any moment, right? Turns out that wasn’t enough; she’d keep sniffing grass, chasing squirrels and patrolling the yard as I stood there waiting with my arms folded.

Then I realized what my “come here” really meant — it meant that her super fun outside play time was over. Then I finally understood that I had to up my game. I had to make myself more exciting than all those pesky squirrels and other fun creatures that inhabit our yard. And how did I do that? I rewarded her handsomely every time she came back to me with a game of tug. I had to match the reward to the behavior I was asking for.

That’s a common issue when it comes to teaching recall to our dogs. We’re not nearly as exciting as whatever they’re doing right now, and yelling at them when they do come back discourages them from wanting to come back the next time.

So if you’re struggling with training your dog sit back and try to figure out why. Are you asking your dog to do something they don’t quite understand? Are the rewards your offering worth what you’re asking them to do? Figuring out why your method isn’t working will help you come up with one that does.

10. Different Dogs, Different Methods

When it comes to training remember that all dogs are individuals. If you’ve had more than one dog it’s easy to assume that the same exact methods that worked for dog A will work for dog B — but it doesn’t always work that way.

It’s easy to assume that what works one for one dog will work for another. I know that isn’t true, and yet I still find myself comparing my current dog to previous ones. My previous dog Carter would do anything for food, so when I got Laika I assumed she’d be just as food motivated. Turns out she’s not quite as in love with food as he was, and asking her to “roll over” for a single treat doesn’t cut it.

Same thing goes for potty training our dogs and teaching them manners. Some may be house trained in a week, while others take longer. Some dogs may learn bite inhibition rather quickly, while others may take weeks or months. Don’t get frustrated because your new dog isn’t progressing at the same rate as your previous one. All dogs are different, and some will learn certain behaviors sooner than others. And sometimes you may have to adjust your training methods to suit your new dog — not all methods work perfectly for every dog.

Some dogs will do anything for treats, some dogs are easily distracted, and some dogs struggle with manners more than others. It’s important to figure out what works for your dog, and use that to your advantage. As a wise dog trainer says remember to “train the dog in front of you.”

What Are Your Favorite Dog Training Tips?

Do you have any favorite tips that have made dog training easier for you? Are you consistent with rules? Do you keep your training sessions short? What is your dog’s favorite training reward?

10 Tips to Make Dog Training Easier

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Why go For Personal Protection Dogs?

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Numerous dog owners desire their dogs trained, and the majority of them can train them to do basic techniques like sitting or playing dead. Others want to train their dogs to be friendly to everybody particularly with their direct family. Still, a lot of dog owners would more than likely have their dogs trained for personal protection. This is in fact among the reasons individuals get personal protection dogs in their house so that they would be secured in case of risk.

Training dogs for personal protection can be a problem for numerous dog owners due to absence of time and trouble. In some cases, it’s tough to even make your dog bring or sit so you can just think of just how much more difficult is going to be training them for personal protection. Can you think of teaching your dog to be eager and safeguard you in the hour of requirement? That is why numerous dog owners choose the fundamental training as this appears simpler to do.

Naturally, not all dogs are tough to train; some even have a natural skill for complying with and comprehending their owner’s needs. Appropriate dog training is still suggested making sure that they can be managed and is safe for the owner.

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