Dog training is the process of teaching a dog to perform behaviors in response
to certain commands. There are manytype of dog training and many objectives, from
basic obedience training to specialized areas including police dog, search and rescue, assistance to people with disabilities and
This is the fundamental type of training in dogs and all dogs must
have some form of obedience training. Basic obedience training makes life
simple to your dog and eliminatesconfusion.
Your dog will know his place in the world and understand right from wrong. Dogs
seem to really appreciate and thrive on this black and white view of the world.
This form of training capitalizes on tricks to please an audience. They are
excellent in resisting distractions coming from various people and even the
environment. Some of the tricks being taught are standing, heeling, and movingobjects. Training dog for show is hard
work, but a lot of fun.
Police dogs were first used in 1899 by the Belgian police
force. They serve and protect our communities daily, performing skills like
protection, narcotics locating, and tracking criminal or missing persons. It
takes special dogs and very special trainers to create productive policing teams.
This is achieved through intensive and careful training.
Assistance to People with Disabilities
Many people who are blind,handicapped,
or those with medical conditions take on the task of training their own
assistance dogs. For some, this is the best option, because the dog can be
trained to mitigate a disability specific to that particular person. Assistance dog training is quite expensive especially if one
prefers a professionally trained and certified pet. One may also opt to take on
the task of training them though.
Search and Rescue
A search and rescue dog is trained to locate that scent and help their handlers
find people who are lost or missing. With great senses of smell, these types of
dog find missing people through air scenting. This simply means tracking down
people through their smell by sniffing through the air. Ground smelling may
also be used.