Dog Training at Home
Many people believe that the best training can only be provided by professional dog trainers. Well I’m here to tell you right now that this cannot be further from the truth.
Adept dog trainers can certainly assist pet owners who do not have free time to train their pets at home. But if you have five to ten minutes to spare every day, then you can effectively train your pet. If you only have time for short training sessions, then the best option for you as a pet owner/trainer would be clicker training.
Clicker training defined
Clicker training is a method of teaching a dog to associate the sound of a click with a target action. A single click helps the dog associate the action that you want it to remember, with the treat or reward that you will be giving it after the click.
Clicker training is a form of operant conditioning wherein the animal is taught to perform an action because it yields a reward. An animal is taught a particular sequence, which allows it to differentiate between rewarding behavior and non-rewarding behavior.
Unlike classical conditioning, which often relies on verbal cues and hands-on intervention during training sessions, clicker training is unique because it relies on capturing target behaviors, and reinforcing these behaviors with rewards.
Clicker training your dog
The first thing that you should do when you are clicker training your dog is to perform the loading, or initializing, procedure. This procedure is necessary because it will help the animal associate the sound of the click with the reward that you are going to give it. You can perform the loading procedure anywhere; as long as you have the clicker and the treats with you, you can succeed.
This process is really quite simple – click, and give the treat. Each click has to grab the animal’s attention. If the dog was not paying attention at all to what you were doing, repeat until it raises its head in attention. When the dog starts paying attention to each click, reward it immediately. Most dogs create a concrete association between the click and the reward after 20 to 50 successful cycles.
We call them cycles because we aim for consistency during clicker training. Consistency can be achieved by timing the clicks. You can click every five seconds or every ten seconds, whichever works. You only need to click once per cycle. Do not overuse the clicker. Clicking multiple times will not help the animal understand the lesson at all.
When a series of clicks is used, the animal actually stops responding, because it waits for the clicking to stop before responding. The same principle applies when you are trying to teach your dog verbal signals. Don’t say “sit, sit, sit” when you want to teach your dog to sit, because the dog will become accustomed to waiting for three “sit” commands before performing anything. If a single word does not yield the desired action, simply repeat the command once and see what happens.
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Tradesmen who have undertaken gas training have excellent earnings potential. Qualified gas tradesmen are in short demand, and as gas is so widely used in homes and commercial buildings throughout the country, those who are properly trained can really benefit from this demand.
Poorly-finished gas work can be dangerous and costly – gas leaks can cause explosions and can cause serious injury or even death, as well as serious property damage. Therefore it is necessary for those working on gas installations to have the proper qualifications.
Tradesmen wishing to undertake gas training should study gas training courses. They should study ACS Gas courses, which include core gas safety, gas central heating boilers, gas fires, gas cookers and hobs, gas water heaters and gas flue analysis. Once they have gained ACS accreditation, they can apply to be registered on the Gas Safe register.
Only engineers on the Gas Safe register are legally permitted to work on gas appliances, including boilers. Therefore householders who need a tradesman to carry out gas work are unlikely to choose one who is not on the Gas Safe register. Also, tradesmen who are not registered with Gas Safe are unable to issue the paperwork required to confirm that the work has been properly carried out in accordance with safety regulations.
Most of the time Gas Safe engineers also carry out standard plumbing work, so many tradesmen who are entering the trade also study plumbing qualifications so that they have increased earnings potential.
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Within several weeks since I got to practice the program I have learned so much about dog behaviors and how to respond accordingly. The dog training techniques are presented in more practical approach and the book offers step by step solutions in clear and detailed explanation. This is a quality book which will provide first time dog owners both systematic and creative method to train their dogs.
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The book is an E-book, so you pay for it and then you can download it. They even give an eight week money back guarantee, so if you try the book, and it doesn’t help you can return it within two months! That is a really great deal. The bonus is, because it is an E book, it is easy to scroll through to the parts that you want to read and you don’t have to store it at home and flip through pages and pages, trying to find what you need. I don’t know who started the rumor that this book was a scam. These days people are less trusting. I assure you, however; this book is indeed real, well written, and easy to read for first time dog lovers.
The book contains some pretty interesting reading and I have no doubts in recommending this dog training guide to anyone who owns, or is thinking about owning a dog. The book really helps the user gain insight and comprehensive view of dog training. It is a great assistance and there is information guaranteed to be useful to all dog owners.
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