Dog Training The Easy Way

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Dog Training the Easy Way (Part I of II)
By Brenden S Sanborn | Submitted On January 23, 2012

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Expert Author Brenden S Sanborn
Dog training is probably the most important topic to every dog owner. Even if it 's not, it probably should be. "Who did this on the rug", "who destroyed my brand-new leather slipper", and "what happened to the cookies that were cooling on the counter" are also important topics for dog owners. These topics, however, are less important simply because they are so easily answered.

Every dog is trained to some degree whether you realize it or not. The reason your dog is trained can best be explained by the work of the Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov. I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, "isn 't he the goalie for the New York Rangers?" Wrong again, gentle reader. Pavlov was a scientist who worked in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and is probably most famous for his experiment with a dog.

To distill his work to it 's essence, Pavlov fed a dog whilst he rang a bell. He noted that over time if he rang the bell, the dog would salivate, even if no food were present. It seemed that the cue (the bell) led directly to

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