You Want To Train Your Poodle?
Great! But keep in mind that Poodles are different than other dogs and should be treated and trained differently too.
Hi, my name is Emily.
I created this blog because I wanted to show other Poodle owners the right way to train their Poodles. On this page I’ll tell you how Poodles react to training and what’s the quickest way to teach them all you want them to know.
You see, I own two Poodles myself (they are named Kiki and Leo and you can see their pictures below). They are true Poodles in every way – they are very intelligent, affectionate and good natured, but also very energetic and can easily become bored. So, to make their lives better (and mine too!), I decided they need to be trained. And I decided to do it myself.
But the problem was, I didn’t know anything about dog training and so I hit the net…
Finding the right information is next to impossible
I searched through blogs, read forums, posted questions on answer sites, and went through just about every other resource I could find. I got A LOT of information, but the problem was that everybody had their own perspective on dog training. So, I ended up using one method when teaching my dogs how to sit, and a completely different one when I was teaching them to lie down. Because of that, the more commands I was trying to teach them, the more confused my Poodles became.
In the end I realized that this was not going to work. What I needed was a complete training method that I can follow from start to finish. So, in order to get that, I decided to buy a couple of ‘well respected’ books. Surely, this was going to work!
Even the best dog trainers don’t agree…
So, I opened the books, eager to get started. But imagine my surprise when I found the same problem all over again. Once more, each book was teaching me a different approach to training. And what is more – they all insisted that their way is the only one that. So how is this possible?
Well, you see, all of the authors had a lot of experience with dog training. But the problem is that they mostly had experience with training a specific dog breed. So if they were mostly training German Sheppards, they used a training method that works best for German Sheppards. And if they were training small terriers, they used a different method – one best suited for terriers. But what about my Poodles?
So which training method works best for Poodles?
Obviously, the most effective Poodle training method would have to take into account specific characteristics of this breed.
With that in mind, I started my search for the ‘best Poodle training book’. As you can imagine, it took me quite a long time, but I have finally found what I was looking for. I found this great book, called “Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer“, which has worked like magic with my Kiki and Leo.
Once I started with this new training method, they both responded really well. One big difference was that they began to enjoy their training sessions. And they started to learn new things almost every day. I was actually able to teach them 2 new tricks the very first day - which I think is just amazing.
Now I’ve been using this method for about 2 months and both my dogs are already very well trained. When we’re outside they both come the first time I call them, and if they’re on a leash they walk the way I want them too, not the other way around as it used to be. I remember being yelled at because they were jumping on people, but now we get admiring looks every time we go for a walk.
So if you have a Poodle and are interested in training, I highly recommend this book. Take a look at it yourself – just click on this link.
A little more about what you’ll learn from “Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer”… And why is this so important…
The first thing you’ll learn are some basic commands, like sit, shake, fetch, stay, come, heel…, and also how to eliminate all the common dog problems. By these I mean biting, jumping, barking, digging, and, of course, going to the bathroom in the house.
If you have a little Poodle puppy, you should start training your dog as soon as possible. This is the time of their life when they are most impressionable and also most responsive to training. Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer covers puppy training really well – you’ll potty train your baby Poodle, teach him not to bite (you or the carpet), and learn how to develop that special bond that should exist between you and your dog.
Well, without going into too much details, let me just say that Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer covers all aspects of training and it does so in a fun and easy-to-understand way. I think that you’ll really enjoy your training and so will your dog. So if you have a Poodle and you want to train him (which you should!!!), I think that you can’t go wrong with this training program. I checked out many different books and this one is by far the best for training Poodles. So do your dog a favor and get the book – I promise you, this will be the best gift your Poodle will ever receive.
Here’s a page where you can get the book or learn a little more about it: