Trainers in Australia and New Zealand have been told they should be training their dogs in the same way as people with allergies or arthritis.
The Pet Masters program is the latest in a long line of new dog training programs launched by the Australian Government, which aims to combat dog bites and the rising demand for pets.
“It’s important to be as natural as possible, not to take your dog for a walk in a public park,” said Sophie Wilson, the program manager at the Pet Masters Sydney-based company.
“People can take their dog out in public and it’s a very different experience.”
The programs aim to train dogs to be more calm and calm to others, and to become the dominant animal in their environment.
Ms Wilson said the programs were aimed at dog owners and breeders who had dogs with allergies and other conditions, but not breeders that did not.
“If you are an owner of a dog and you don’t know what your dog has and you want to train it for the sake of it, it is something that is very different to dog training,” she said.
“I would say to all of you, you need to be realistic and you need your dog to be able to adapt to what you want.”
Ms Wilson’s dog is a three-year-old Border Collie called Landon, who is a certified trainer in his role.
He has trained to respond to the sounds of people, including people approaching the house.
“The dog is trained to be a very calm, loving dog,” he said.
While dogs can be trained to do some of the things humans like, Ms Wilson said a key part of the program was to teach the dog to communicate with people.
“You have to do the work in the background,” she explained.
“And that’s really important to me, because dogs can make really bad decisions.”
Ms Williams said that, in the long run, the most successful dog training would be a dog that was taught to be calm.
“As a trainer, I am not going to have a dog come out of a box, I have to teach them to be good with their mouth and to learn to sit,” she added.
“That’s the hard part about teaching a dog to walk on a leash, it takes time and patience, but I would say it’s the best part of it.”
Ms Martin, the other trainer in Sydney, said the key to successful dog teaching was to have your dog with a good social environment, and that there was no such thing as a bad social environment.
“Dogs can be very, very social, you know, but it’s also good to have other people around them, it’s good to socialise with your dog and to be in their presence and interact with them,” she noted.
“When you do this, it gives your dog an environment to interact with people.”