Reading Work Sample
How to Train a Dog
Among the many important responsibilities dog owners have, training a dog is among the most important. Well-trained pets are easier to care for and love, cause less damage to your home (and theirs), and live happier lives. In this article, we cover many of the basics of dog training. But we also cover some important facets of dogs themselves -- which you need to be familiar with in order to communicate with your pooch.These include how dogs communicate to you through body language and noises. Dogs send myriad messages with their bodies and their voices -- this is one reason why they're so fascinating and beloved. The more you understand their messages, the more you understand them and how your own messages are being understood. Read this entire article carefully -- there are three sections after this one -- and then put the wisdom into practice. Here's what we'll cover:
Dogs use their entire body to communicate. Their eyes and ears are especially dynamic, and they give sure-fire clues to dogs' emotions and impulses. How dogs tilt their heads, move their legs and torsos, wag (or raise or drop) their tails -- all these things contribute to the messages being sent. In this section, we cover many of the silent messages your pooch will give you, from his nose to his tail.
Dogs are probably the most "verbally" expressive of all domesticated animals, and this only adds to their charm. From the whine of a puppy to the angry growl of an adult, dogs mean what they say. The more you understand these signals, the happier you and your dog will be. At the same time, it's important to know which noises constitute an annoyance, and how to train your dog to stop making them. We'll offer suggestions on teaching a dog to stop barking in this section.
It's important to know not only how to train a dog, but what to train it to do. Puppies have no sense of correct behavior, so they offer a million things you could correct; which should you address? In this section, we'll cover what to correct as well as how to train a pooch. We'll also discuss dog obediences classes -- also known as puppy kindergarten -- and specific thing you can teach your dog if you plan on traveling with it. Life tosses up myriad challenges to a dog's sense of obedience, and the more he's trained to understand, the happier you both will be. Finally, for fun and practical benefit, we'll cover a few basic tricks you can teach your dog. They're a wonderful way to bond with your pet and to entertain the both of you, while teaching it how to behave and react to your commands. Everybody wins!
Fortney, William. "How to Train a Dog." Animal Planet. Discovery Communications, Web. 29 May 2013. <http://animal.discovery.com/pets/how-to-train-a-dog.htm>.
1. Do you think some dog breeds get along with humans more than some other breeds? Why do you think that?
2. What impact do different dog breeds have on different people?
1. Why does the author say that training a dog could possibly give a better bond between you and your dog?
2. What does the author want you to obtain from reading this article?
1. How would you explain this article to someone who has never dealt withdogsbefore but wants to adopt one?
2. What is an example of a few expressions dogs make to show their feelings or emotion?
1. I believe that some dogs and humans get along more because some people like the bigger dogs, whereas others like different types of dogsNo real correct answer. It's an opinionated question.)
2. Sometimes when someone is sad, a dog can comfort you. Ginger dogs appeal to some, small to others.
1. If you try to train a dog, it can help you understand thema little it more. You get a better bond by trying to help the along by knowing right from wrong.
2. Training a good is very important and helpful.
1. It is always good to try to train a dog and get to know them better.
2. Wag their tail, tilt their head, etc.