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Everything Animals: Obedience training with a positive twist

Huntington, Vermont - October 12, 2010

Training a dog doesn't have to be tricky.

Jamie Shaw owns The Dog School in Williston and is very familiar with the tricks of the dog training trade. Shaw also runs a kennel out of her Huntington home.

Shaw says she uses positive reinforcement methods to teach dogs to sit, come, lie down, roll over and even do tricks.

"In the beginning I'll use a food treat to do it," Shaw says. "I don't use any corrections, I even try to avoid using the word 'no.'"

Shaw advises people not to use a harsh tone with their animals, but rather speak to them "how you'd want to be spoken to."

Click the video link on the upper right side of this page to see Shaw's techniques in action.

More information about The Dog School and its programs can be found at www.thedogschool.biz.

For information about taking non-degree dog training and behavior courses like Jamie Shaw's class, contact the University of Vermont Department of Continuing Education at http://learn.uvm.edu/.  For more information about the Department of Animal Science at UVM, visit http://asci.uvm.edu.

Rachel Feldman - WCAX News

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