There are numerous advantages to training with your Corgi; thus, it is a requirement when adopting from our rescue. No exceptions. Training not only benefits the dog but also the owner. The bonding that occurs between you and your Corgi during training sessions gets you off to a good start with your new family member.
Training is discovering how your dog thinks and reacts in different situations. You will be surprised how quickly Corgis learn if you know the best way to teach your dog. The more that you know as an owner, the more your dog will learn which, in turn, substantially increases the chance of the dog remaining in a home forever. And this, of course, is our goal.
Long gone is the archaic ideal of the Alpha pack leader. Such training is ineffective as you do not have a pack, and you are not a dog. This old ideology does not promote a healthy partnership with your dog. Modern science has proven that positive, reward-based reinforcement training provides the most effective training and fosters a relationship built on trust and respect.
When choosing a training program, here are some helpful tips. Never take your dog to a trainer and drop the dog off for training behind closed doors. You will know little of how your dog is being treated. Is the dog trained through the use of a choke collar? Or, perhaps, the ever popular shock collar? Not to mention, if you are absent during the training sessions, you are not bonding with your dog, which is the point behind training. It’s a high-risk and potentially harmful situation if you leave your dog at the mercy of a stranger. Furthermore, anyone can call himself or herself a trainer because licensure is not required.
So what do you to look for in a trainer? Simply put, ask for a resume. How many training seminars has the trainer attended? What certificates do they hold? How long have they been training? Are their methods positive? Who endorses them? Do your homework because your dog’s wellbeing is at stake.
Our rescue recommends Judy Luther for positive training, and we are happy to provide references. No time for classes? Then you have no time for a dog. For more information about Judy Luther and her positive training methods, please visit Judy’s web site at www.dogstars.biz.