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Before you finally decide to train your dog with a Prong collar, you have to do a careful research to determine whether or not it is proper to use to your dog.
A Prong collar is made of interlocking metal links. Each of these links has two prongs that stick out inwards. So when the collar is placed over your dog’s head, the prongs sit against its neck. Prong collar training works like this: When the dog performs a bad behavior, the trainer tugs on the leash, as a result the prong collar tightens and pinches the dog’s flesh.
The use of such collar for training is in fact a controversial subject in many animal welfare organizations’ debates. However, prong collar was basically designed only for dogs who failed to respond to other training methods.
Many dog owners are mistaken in the use and fitting of Prong collars. It is very important in such collar training that the owner perfectly understands how to use the collar.
– This kind of collars should never be left on your dog all the time. Such training tool must be put on and taken off before and after training sessions.
– A comfortable fit is required. Try to remove some links so that the collar fits snugly.
– Positioning of the collar is important. Place it right behind the ears and up under the jaw and NOT down at the shoulders of your dog.
– Attach the leash to the dead-ring for normal to average training. This will allow the collar to remain the same size during training while providing less force.
– Allow your dog to become comfortable with the collar. Place it about 20 minutes before training and remove it about 20 minutes after the training as well.
If you are considering purchasing this training tool, take extra effort to learn its correct use. Also, prong collars are not supposed to be permanent collars. Never use this type of collar all the time as your dog might develop a tolerance and you’ll effectively eliminate any training value of the collar. On regular days, just use an ordinary collar. Do not leave the collar on your dog when you are not training.
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The AKC Canine Health Foundation and the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals Fund Research to Reduce the Risk of Infectious Disease Transmission Among Dogs
Social and sporting events for dogs are on the rise. Just like their human counterparts, the more dogs interact, the more at risk they are for contracting illnesses in public places. To help dog owners and event organizers better understand and prevent transmission of infectious diseases in dogs, the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), in collaboration with the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA), announces a newly funded study that will provide practical guidelines to reduce the risk of disease spread in the canine population. Rather than generate new data, researchers will do a retrospective analysis of existing information to provide recommendations for managing infectious disease at the level of both the dog and the environment.
Dr. Jason Stull, VMD, MPVM, PhD, DACVPM (Public Health, Epidemiology) of The Ohio State University is the principal researcher on the project. His OSU team includes: Armando Hoet, DVM, PhD, DACVPM (Public Health, Epidemiology); Jeanette OQuin, DVM, MPH (Public Health, Epidemiology); and Mary Jo Burkhard, DVM, PhD, DACVP (Immunology/Infectious Disease, Clinical Pathology). We are excited to have this stellar team of veterinary infectious disease experts work with CHF and OFA to produce up-to-date recommendations that will have real world implications, said Dr. Shila Nordone, CHF Chief Scientific Officer.
Fully funded by OFA, the grant aims to equip the dog loving community with information and an understanding of how to keep their dogs healthy in locations where disease spread is more likely. According to Eddie Dziuk, Chief Operating Officer of OFA, Whether participating in various dog sports, attending training classes, or simply visiting the local dog park, mitigating the risk of infectious disease transmission should be of concern to all responsible dog owners whose dogs are regularly in contact with other dogs. Dziuk goes on to state, The Ohio State University has assembled an outstanding team to review the existing literature, engage stakeholder groups in the process, and develop consensus recommendations from key opinion leaders. The end result will be safer, healthier environments for our dogs through education, prevention, and guidelines of best practices to prevent the outbreak of infectious disease.
The outcome of the study will be a peer-reviewed publication defining up-to-date risk assessment and management recommendations, and most importantly, a white paper that can be used by dog owners and organizers of canine events and facilities. CHF anticipates that the recommendations will be released to the public by early 2016. Researchers also hope to create an open-access, interactive website that can be used by all involved with dogs to help reduce the risk and spread of infectious disease where dogs meet and compete.
CHF is a non-profit organization dedicated to funding research to prevent, treat and cure canine disease. Visit CHF online at http://www.akcchf.org for more information about the Foundation. Like CHF on Facebook, follow CHF on Twitter @CanineHealthFnd, or connect with CHF on LinkedIn.
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About CHF The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping dogs live longer, healthier lives by funding research that helps prevent, treat, and cure canine disease. Established in 1995, CHFs mission is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound, scientific research and supporting the dissemination of canine health information. Through the generous support of the American Kennel Club, Nestl Purina PetCare, Zoetis (formerly Pfizer Animal Health), dog clubs, and dog owners worldwide, CHF has dedicated more than $ 40 million to canine health research projects and education programs. Visit CHF online at http://www.akcchf.org for more information.
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Train Your Dog – 6 Important Dog Training Tips For Obedience Training
The Do It Yourself Dog Training Guide, is a very good dog obedience training program put together by a very experienced dog health practitioner named Sharda Baker. Sharda, although not a professional dog trainer herself, has produced an excellent resource for dog owners who want an easy to follow common sense approach to teaching their dogs to be well behaved, problem free pets.
Sharda put together her own program after getting spotty results relying on the advice and guidance of many other dog trainers. After realizing that there were many conflicting ideas about what really was the right way to obedience train dogs, Sharda decided to pick out the best aspects of many different trainers, and leave out the ones that weren’t so great.
The techniques that she presents in her program will help you obedience train your dog from his earliest days with you as a new puppy, right on up through all the more advanced training, in an easy to follow systematic step by step program.
Sharda begins helping dog owners before they choose their pet. She provides tips on picking a pet breed that is suitable to your lifestyle and your family. Before bringing home your new pet, you should consider a few things about what dog breed has the characteristics that will make it a great pet for your home. Sharda gives you 4 essential tips about picking the pet that is right for you.
Sharda next teaches you some valuable tips on the easiest way to house train and care for your young puppy, as well as the very beginning steps to take with your young pup’s obedience training. As your dog matures you will learn to teach each following step in a logical and practical order.
Like the other high quality dog training courses, The Do It Yourself Dog Training Guide teaches you about dog psychology. The better understanding you have about how dogs view their world and communicate with each other, the easier it will be for you to always use the right attitude and body language and vocal tones needed to best relate to your dog.
Sharda also devotes a lot of attention to correcting behavior abnormalities. There is a lot of good advice on correcting special problems such as separation anxiety, dog aggression, dogs digging or jumping, and all the rest of the many common dog behavior problems.
Sharda’s experience as a dog health expert also is apparent in her book through the very good advice she gives about caring for your pet’s health-from his earliest days as a puppy to the needs of a dog of senior years.
Included with The Do It Yourself Dog Training Guide are several bonuses. Here is a list of the bonuses provided:
1. Potty Training in 7 Days-eBook and audio
2. The Barking Buster Guide- eBook and audio
3. Vet Health Tips Interview-audio
4. Managing Eating Problems-eBook
5. 101 Healthy Homemade Dogfood recipes-eBook.
6. Free Membership to Forum-get any questions answered by emailing the Forum
I can give The Do It Yourself Dog Training Guide a good recommendation. Sharda is so sure you will be happy with her program that she has given a complete 2 month money back guarantee. So, if you are not entirely happy with the results you are getting using her program, you can get your money back.
Check out The Do It Yourself Dog Training Guide for everything you will really need to know about everything about being a dog owner, from picking out the right pet for you and your family to obedience training your pet with an easy to use step by step program. Sharda’s book also provides essential information about your dog’s health and how best to care for your doggy to maintain his best possible health throughout his life.