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Training Fundamentals Part 7: How dogs learn

7.) How dogs learn Dogs change their behavior due to experience. What this essentially means is that dogs repeat behaviors that are pleasant or rewarding while avoiding behaviors that are unpleasant or painful. Studies with dogs in controlled environments have shown that it takes approximately 20 to 25 repetitions until a dog consistently remembered a trained behavior. The number of repetitions needed by dogs that are a lot more emotionally involved […]


Training Fundamentals Part 6: Communicating with your dog

6.) Communicating with our dog With a basic understanding of our dog’s postures and signals, it is time to get into how we can actually communicate with our dog. Dogs use a variety of signals to communicate with each other and this also applies to their interaction with humans. When we speak to our dog, he is not actually listening to our words, but he is paying close to the […]


Training Fundamentals Part 4: Underdogs

4.) Underdogs Fearful dogs with behavioral problems can be as dangerous as out-of-control alpha-dogs. This is especially true if small children are involved. If you are visiting this website and your dog is generally distrustful and afraid, there are a number of things you can do. First and foremost, if your dog has already bitten either you or someone in your family AND your dog has the physical ability to overpower […]