There are so many types of dog training equipment on the market that you can do all the training you need on your own without having to take your dog to classes. However, it is important that you do use the right equipment for the size and temperament of your dog.
The equipment you use depends on what you want to tech your dog to do. If you want to teach it to retrieve, there are very colorful toys you can buy that the dog can easily see when you throw them. This by playing a game of fetch and using the word Retrieve, you can train your dog to retrieve things both on land and in the water.
The clicker is a piece of equipment most often used by trainers. With this the trainer clicks the clicker as soon as the dog does what it is supposed to do. The trainer then rewards the dog with a treat.
The dog learns to associate the click with a good experience and after a short time, it will intentionally repeat the behavior because it knows that this brings a reward. Then the trainer can start using the word associated with that behavior so the dog will learn to associate the command with the action.
The bark Collar is another item used in training dogs. This collar contains a sensor that will give the dog a slight shock every time it barks. Instead of positive reinforcement, as in using a clicker, this equipment uses negative reinforcement to teach the dog what it is not supposed to do.
There are many varieties of these collars on the market with the latest ones having an LED screen that will tell you how many times the dog barked since you put the collar on. The collars are very lightweight and have several levels of stimulation that is activated by the sound of the barking.
If you are interested in training your dog for entry into dog shows, there is a wide variety of equipment available for teaching the dog to do all kinds of ability jumps. The same applies to training hunting dogs in the many whistles and other equipment trainers can purchase and use.
Dogs that are used by the police, search and rescue or as seeing-eye blinds need specialized training and specialized equipment that the ordinary pet owner would not have any need for.
Whatever equipment you decide to use, it is important for you to know the importance of having a well trained dog. If the dog is well behaved there is no reason why it can't remain in the room when you have company. You won't have to fear that it will jump up on anyone or become aggressive with children if you have trained to respond to certain commands. T
raining allows you to have more control over your dog's behavior for its own protection and the protection of others. You won't have to put a "Beware of Dog" sign in your window to warn visitors.
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