How to train a dog

Tyler herzog

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:

Understanding a Dog's Body Language

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.

Interpreting Dog Barks and Noises

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.

Dog-Training Tips

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. Discovry Communications, Web. 29 May 2013. <>.



1) write a summary of what you just read.

2) what was the main idea of this artical.


1) how would you explain to someone how dogs talk?

2) what can you point out about what the author is trying to say?


1) what's the Authors purpose in writing this artical?

2) what is the most important part of dog training?



1) I just read about how to train your dog. I also read a lot about how dogs talk and show there emotions. That and some tips on training.

2) the main idea of this article was toge us know dogs better and give us a main idea on how to train dogs.


1) I would explain to some how dogs talk by saying they talk with there body's. like if there sad or scared they will put there tails underneath them. Or if there happy they will wag there tail.

2) I can point out that the Author is trying to say that we can see what a dog feels if we just pay more close attention.


1) the authors purpose was to show us how dogs talk and how to be a better dog trainer.

2) the most important part of dog training is to bond and have fun but be strict.

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