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LHS Trainer Forum

Created: November 2, 2008 | Last post: April 17, 2009 | 28 discussions

This group is a forum for LHS trainers and other trainers to share their knowledge and techniques on dog training, especially if someone is having a problem with teaching a particular behavior or driving it to extinction. In addition, this group can discuss the benefits of training and how it improves adoptability of shelter dogs and increases the chances of a successful re-homing. Case studies can be brought up to underscore this benefit. There will also be an opportunity to discuss preferred training techniques and tools, as well as personal training experiences. In particular I would like to hear about what behaviors trainers feel are most valuable in making a shelter dog attractive to a potential adopter and why. The bottom line is anything training related that may even be remotely of any benefit to others is fair game. It is my hope and goal to attract participation by others in the LHS training program and to grow this new area and service that is being provided by the volunteers. We believe that with enough participation of quality trainers, we can make just about any dog adoptable. We also believe that we can train the trainer so that anyone with an interest can be a "quality trainer,"
Anthony G.
Gencare

Posted on April 16, 2009 | 5

A shelter environment can be very stressful for most dogs and sometime with unfortunate consequences. Part of the stress can be created by all of the barking and pandemonium that goes on in the crates when humans approach. Fostering a barkless ke… more ›
Anthony G.
Gencare

Posted on April 16, 2009

The touch command is a valuable targeting command that can be used to teach new behaviors. As pointed out by our professional trainer, it is the foundation of the "come" command. Another great suggestion was to have two individuals separated and to… more ›

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