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Bursting 3 Dog Training Myths

By Justin Young

Most of us have heard the saying, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.” With some time and patience any dog, no matter the age, can learn. From positive reinforcement to training corrections, there are many ways to train your dog. If the Association of Professional Dog Trainer’s National Train Your Dog Month has you thinking about training your dog, or finding a trainer, you’ll want to make sure you do your research.

Here are some common myths you might see during your search. The Association of Professional Dog Trainers sets the record straight.

MYTH: Dogs are descendents of wolves and therefore training should be based on how wolf packs interact with each other.REALITY: Dogs are not wolves and there are many significant differences between dog and wolf behavior such that wolf behavior is completely irrelevant to how we live and interact with our dogs. Moreover,...

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