The many tools of dog obedience training

By Guest Dog Blogger, Penny

Since I am a dog, I’m always amazed when I see people using their hands to fix things. While I was watching my owner use a screwdriver the other day; I had a canine epiphany. People may not realize it because they tend to look at dog obedience training as needing some sort of magic or hidden talent, but it really just requires the right tools paired with someone who has the expertise to explain how to use them.

When you combine the right equipment with a trainer that understands that all of us dogs are certainly not cut from the same mold, you have found the key to successfully teaching your dog the skills that make them a wonderful companion. A qualified trainer can determine what method to use once they have evaluated your dog’s personality, temperament and energy level. We are all different you know. Some of my friends learn really fast and are born ready to fly through the basics and onto more advanced areas of dog training. Others take a more “what exactly is in it for me” approach to doing what their owners require.

Knowledgeable trainers can determine what type of training plan is best for a particular dog and will explain to you why they have come to this conclusion

They then utilize doggy psychology, behavior modification techniques along with the right tools that will work best in each individual circumstance. The end goal is teaching the owner how to consistently get their dog to respond in a positive way without the use of drugs or physical punishment.

Since every dog is different, the type of collar used during training will vary

Used correctly, no training collar will damage your dog mentally or physically. Certified Dog Trainers will show you how to properly manage your dog no matter if the best tool for them is a slip collar, prong style or an electronic collar. These are all tools that when in hands that understand and properly apply them, will let your dog understand what you are asking of him.

This team effort is what made me, Penny, the extremely well-behaved dog I am today; and it will give you and your canine companion the ability to work as a team as well. For more information on the Acme Canine dog training approach designed with you and your dog in mind, please visit our educational materials section  at the Woofie Shop.

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