Remember in school when you told your teacher “Why do we have to learn this, I’ll never use this is real life.” Well…Mr. / Mrs. [insert teachers name here] gets the last laugh. The good news?! There will be no term papers or final exam. Your pass / fail grade will be that little furry thing that keeps peeing on your carpet and chewing on your most beloved items (good thing it’s cute). But unlike your semester of PSYC 101, the average lifespan of a dog is 10 – 13 years.

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We’ve taken the time to break down everything you need to know. Most dog training basics are founded on the principles of classical conditioning or operant conditioning. Not only are these methods great for training dogs, they also work on husbands, wives, and children (but you didn’t hear that from me.)

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Which training method should you use? Find the one that works best for you and stick to it. You can also combine a few training methods such as luring and molding to teach a desired behavior. Make sure that you enjoy the training and don’t allow yourself to get too frustrated. All good things take time.

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