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What Types Of Dog Training Are There?

What Types Of Dog Training Are There?

Proper training is an essential part of being a responsible pet owner, so the team at Bubble Pawz® has outlined the best training methods available.

Getting a pet dog is one of life's greatest joys, but it also comes with a lot of responsibility. You need to ensure you're keeping up with flea and tick treatments, dog bathing, dog grooming, walking them and all of the other responsibilities that come with being a pet owner.

This includes training your dog to prevent negative behaviours that can cause damage, create bad relationships with friends and neighbours and impact the bond between you and your pet. What types of dog training are there? This article will outline some of the best methods that are proven to get results.


What Types Of Dog Training Are There?

Dog Training You Can Do At Home

Before seeking out professional training, there are some methods you may want to try at home, including:

Positive reinforcement: Instead of punishing your pet for bad behaviour, this method involves redirecting their attention and rewarding them with treats or pats for doing the right thing.

Dominance: Dogs operate on a pack mentality and this form of training centres you as the alpha. Methods include ensuring your dog is behind you at all times when out walking, eating your meal before the dog is fed and being first to walk through doorways.

There are other methods like shock collars etc., but we don't recommend forms of training that could hurt or put your pet under added stress.

Basic Obedience

Beginning with simple commands such as 'sit' and 'stay', obedience should be instilled from an early age. Your dog will benefit from this training as it will prepare them for the various social situations they will encounter throughout their lives. You can also strengthen your bond with your dog by doing obedience training.

Behavioural Training

Dog behaviour training aims to eliminate unwanted behaviours in your dog. You can use it to prevent certain behaviours, such as digging holes in your yard, escaping, excessive barking, biting, misbehaving while walking and toilet incidents in the home.

It's ideal for dogs that are currently having behaviour problems because it can help them to stop being destructive, thus enabling them and their families to live much happier lives.

Agility Training

Dogs who participate in sports, such as obstacle courses, racing, and jumping, should train in agility. However, the dog already has to understand some basic commands for this type of training to be successful.

One of the biggest challenges with agility training is that you can't use treats, pats or any other form of positive reinforcement except for voice and gesture commands (because of competition rules). Certain breeds will be more naturally adept at this form of training.

Vocational Training

This is specialised training for dogs that will teach special skills to assist owners. Basic vocational training can be used to teach dogs hunting skills, but there are also advanced programs to help train guide dogs, support dogs for people with disabilities, police and fire department dogs and more. This kind of training is very intensive and time-consuming.

Ready To Get Started?

Just like humans, dogs can become stressed and anxious, which can impact their behaviour and their training. To calm anxious dogs, we offer hand-picked, pet-safe essential oils that are diluted and organic. They are great for pets who suffer from loneliness, separation anxiety, and other conditions associated with anxiety. Our ingredients are sourced from a farm in Australia, so we know their provenance. To learn more about what types of dog training are there, speak to a member of our team today.

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