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Ask any trainer how they teach classes, and they will give you some well put together statement about how to provide instruction. "Say it, show it, do it" might be my response. They will skillfully show you how to get your dog motivated and set up for success as they model careful techniques based on movement and well-crafted exercises to teach your dog a new skill. Combined with positive reinforcement, the dog will learn the exercise and ultimately begin to predict the desired behavior. Credit: Getty Creative Now watch them work their own dog. What does the trainer do to train his own dog? He goes out and plays a game with him. Any great dog trainer can tell you: Dogs and owners who play ...

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Teaching your dog not to run out the door means teaching them a temporary boundary exercise. This is a simple and useful tool you can use on a daily basis. Not only can teaching your dog the command "wait" at the door be helpful but it could save her life. Whether you are taking your dog out for a walk, going into the pet store or getting out of the car, a boundary exercise is a wonderful thing to teach. Credit: Getty Creative The easiest way to avoid your dog pushing her way through doors is to utilize your body language and energy to create a boundary and tell the dog to "wait" (temporary boundary command). "Wait" used in training is used to create an invisible boundary which you can set...