What is a dog trainer?

What is a Guide Dog Trainer? - Quora

Most of dog training entails teaching people; the vast majority of dog trainers earn a living by teaching classes and private lessons for pet-dog guardians. And the success of a dog’s training program depends upon the human’s compliance with that program.

A dog trainer can provide basic obedience training with the owner, or provide training for specialized activities such as search and rescue, hunting, law enforcement, working with livestock, therapy, entertainment, dog sports, protection and detection.

Individualized training is used with dogs that have a unique training problem such as aggression, hyperactivity, fear, separation anxiety, inappropriate elimination, excessive barking, insecurity, destructive behaviours, and biting.

There are a variety of established methods of dog training, each with its pros and cons. Some of the better known dog training procedures include the Koehler method, clicker training, dominance-based training, negative reinforcement and relationship-based training. The common characteristics of successful methods are knowing the animal's attributes and personality, accurate timing of reinforcement and/or punishment and consistent communication.


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