How to train a dog

Dylan Thompson

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.

(Fortney, William. "How to Train a Dog." Animal Planet. Discovery Communications, Web. 29 May 2013)

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.

(Fortney, William. "How to Train a Dog." Animal Planet. Discovery Communications, Web. 29 May 2013)

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. Discovery Communications, Web. 29 May 2013)

Questions

Understanding


  1. If you were trying to summarize this article for someone who had not read it, what would you say? Include main ideas and supporting details.
  2. Describe the messages that dogs show with their expressions.



Interpretation


  1. Do you think dog ownership is for everyone? Provide details to support your opinion.
  2. If a person is looking to adopt a dog from a shelter what are some things they might want to take into consideration? What evidence helped you reach this conclusion?



Evaluation


  1. How does the author view dog training? Cite specific evidence to support your opinion.
  2. What is the author's purpose in this article? Provide evidence from the article to support your answer.

Answers

Understanding

The main idea is how to train a dog and the details are understanding dogs body language.

They show if they are happy or sad by waging their tail.

Interpretation

No I don't because people don't always treat them right because they beat them and stuff.

Taking them to obedience classes because they have never learned anything.

Evaluation

The author views it as being a good thing to do because he probably doesnt like wild dogs.

I think the authors purpose is to get people to want to train there dogs because he doesn't want people to have a dog that doesn't mind.

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