Reading Work Sample

Madison Roush

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:

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!


1.What is the main idea of this Article?

2.How would you compare and contrast this article?

3.How can you describe this article?

4.Elaborate on this topic?

5.What did the author say about how to train a dog?

6..Discuss the pros and cons of this article?

7.How would you explain this article?

8.Why do you think this is important?

9.How could it be changed?

10.What is the problem with this article?

11.What choice would you have made?

12.What is your opinion of this Article?

13.What is the most important thing?

14.What would you suggest?


1.The main idea is about how to train your dog.

2.There is always downsides on how to train a dog, but they are lovely pets.

3.About how to train a dog.

4.Elaborate on the topic how to train your dog.

5.The author says that you gotta train the dogs while they are young, so they will grow up and be good dogs.

6.Dogs can be very good pets, but they can have their wild side to.

7.I would explain this article by raising a dog and then writing my own ideas of what I did wrong and what I did right.

8.I think this article is very true about how to train a dog.

9.Nothing should be changed about this article, I think he said all of the true facts about training a dog.

10.Nothing is wrong with this article, it sounds great to me.

11.I would have raised a dog. Because I have before. opinion on this article is that he knew all the facts and he wrote it very nicely and did a good job.

13.The most important thing is communication with a dog.

14.I would suggest that everyone should raise a dog at least one time in your life because they are very cuddly pets.