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The Cost of Owning a Horse – How Much Training Do You Need?

The cost of owning a horse is high, so let’s see how much training you need – and who might be able to do that training. Let’s say that there are five different levels you can find yourself facing:
1) My horse is going to kill me today.
2) I believe my horse is going to hurt me the next time I ask for (a lope, a halt, fill in the blank).
3) My horse makes me nervous (when I’m on the trail and he sees something spooky, for instance).
4) When I try to (bathe the horse, bridle the horse, etc.) he gets really cranky.
5) I would like to improve my horse’s (lead departure, spin, etc.).
Number 1, My …

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Training Your Puppy Yourself

There is virtually nothing as embarrassing as when your holiday guests arrive and your dog Fido is jumping all over them. You start tugging and ordering him to get down and stop, but as usual he doesn’t acknowledge a single word coming out of your mouth. You have tried everything and he refuses to listen to you. Is there any hope for a good puppy?
There is no need for an expensive trainer to teach your puppy. You can do this on your own, without an expensive trainer. With training your dog will no longer cause you any unnecessary embarrassment. For you to successfully train your dog to obey your every command, you will need to …

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Conditioning —Border Collie Training Method

The 2 Schools Of Thought For Your Border Collie Training Method.
Fancy to teach your canine friend? Then you have to pick between 2 evenly efficient approaches to dog teaching: classical and operant conditioning.
Classical conditioning is a subject of association. Mainly, you will be required to introduce stimulants to your dog, to educate him to response in a particular way when he runs into particular stimulants. For example, ringing a bell prior to providing him a ration will make him expect ration whenever he will hear a bell ring. Nourishing him a dog treat each time he rotates on the floor will eventually make him rotate on the floor when revealed a dog treat.
Classical conditioning is …

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Leash Training: Your Leash Training Questions Answered

By: Jane Saeman
Leash training is hugely underestimated by new dog owners. The process of getting your puppy or adult dog used to being on leash is fairly simple and just takes a little bit of your time. Trust me; this small investment of properly training your dog to walk politely on his leash will pay high dividends in the near future, especially if your puppy will grow up weighing 50 or more pounds.
Leash Training Questions: I get at least a dozen or more questions each week from new dog owners that ask me about leash training. They want to know what type of leash is best, what type to avoid, how long they should walk …

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Kids and Puppies: How to Combine Playtime with Obedience Training

By: Jane Saeman
Puppies are like children in many ways. They need constant care, supervision, and a lot of affection. Having both together, your kids and your dog, especially during playtime, require extra supervision and patience. The key is to teach your child how to play with the puppy and for the puppy to understand that he needs to listen to the child the same way he listens to you and the other adults in the family.
Always Use The Same Commands: It is important for your child to use the same commands that you and the rest of the family use. Doing so teaches your child to use the commands with respect toward the dog. At …

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