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Training Pet Show Dogs or Actors

Oct 13, 2007
Training pet show dogs can be a very rewarding, and lucrative business in the canine industry. It may not be professional dog shows. It could be training pet puppies to bark in television shows or perform amazing canine feats. Let's face it.

Most of us have seen a dog on television do a cute trick but have looked over at our pooch and wondered why he will not even fetch a ball. It is not him, it is the owner.

Training pet or pets to do what we want requires discipline. The basic dog psyche wants to please his or her master. Training specialist does advise starting off slowly and working up from there.

First, you need a training collar to help with the animal learning basic commands. These commands are: sit, lie down, stay and stop or come. The animal must be able to mind their owner.

After you have mastered the basic animal commands, and he has as well, it is time to play. Training experts say that it is important for a dog to enjoy his play. Drug sniffing canines are taught how to search out drug stashes through the use of a favorite toy.

They are trained by the act of playing. Of course, they are also well disciplined but training pet or pets to do important jobs also can be fun time for them.

Training pet show dogs is a little different than teaching your animal to sit, stay or roll over. This is one arena of animal ownership that requires the animal be impeccable.

As the trainer you are expected to know the hundreds of little rules that can cause a pet to win or lose the competition. The length of coat, the dog agility, and the teeth are but a few of the items that judges look at.

If your animal show training pet skills are not up to par, there are still competitions your animal can be entered into. One that strikes humor in many is the Ugliest Dog competition.

The phrase "a face only a mother could love" is absolutely true where some of these pets are concerned. Bald and wrinkled or hairy and bug-eyed, all types of dogs make this competition.

Training pet skills require study and many hours of practice. It is part of training your dog to do what you want it to. It does not have to be all work though. You can train your dog to be your own personal star.

He or she can fetch your paper or be trained to catch a Frisbee; the choice is up to you. The most important thing is to have fun with your friend and enjoy each other's company.
About the Author
Mike Selvon has some great puppy training articles for the pet lover, where you can find out more about training pet shows. We appreciate your feedback at our pet training blog.
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