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Is a puppy training guide helpful?

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Guidebooks for training puppies and older dogs are helpful in that they enable owners to better control their pets' behavior. Dog training guidebooks are also more cost-effective when compared to the price of hiring a traditional dog trainer; the guidebooks place advice from dog experts directly into the owners' hands.

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Is a puppy training guide helpful?
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Many dog training guidebooks focus on positive reinforcement, such as encouraging rewards for good behaviors. Others go into detail on the anatomy behind the behaviors of dogs. Common negative behaviors are ignoring their owners' call, barking, jumping onto people or furniture and biting. Ideal training teaches dogs to respond favorably to basic commands and reinforces house training.

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