Delhi K9 School Will Unleash The Dog Trainer In You – The New Indian Express

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Have you ever wondered how dogs on TV shows perform tricks like jumping through hoops or following commands? From a theoretical perspective, many people might be aware of the classical conditioning that Russian physiologist Ivan Pavlov demonstrated on his dog.

However, a few individuals have trouble training their pooches. Aware of the shortage of trainers and suitable schools for dogs, Adnan Khan (29), a professional dog trainer, decided to merge his passion for dogs and his business degree to open K9 school in Chhatarpur in 2016 .

At his facility, Khan runs one-on-one training as well as a monthly “dog training class” for people interested in obedience training their pets. It also houses dogs from all over India.

The A-Z of Dogs

The three-day training for dog handlers which began on Friday will continue over the weekend. Divided into informative lectures and hands-on lessons, the course covers a range of topics including how a dog thinks and behaves, how to use obedience commands and how to socialize your dog.

When we visited the school to participate on the first day of the course on the first day, we saw a number of dogs roaming free and interacting with the participants in one of the parks where Khan was attending his class.

In addition to theoretical inputs, Khan had also prepared practical lessons. Demonstrating obedience commands, Khan taught dogs commands like “yes” and “sit.” Later, the participants practiced it.

Participants were encouraged not to bring their own dogs. This, Khan said, was so they wouldn’t be distracted by their pets. “People tend to have a very linear perspective on their dogs. This course is a more general understanding of dog training,” Khan said.

Training with 15 to 20 dogs – ranging from puppies, male dogs and female dogs to different types of school breeds large and small – Khan brings a new perspective to dog training. Friday’s hands-on training also included a demonstration on how to train puppies in bottle pits.

Two puppies, released in an open crate filled with plastic bottles, are instructed to find kibble there. Khan explained that this is the first step in training dogs to become noise immune. “Once the dogs get used to the sound of the plastic bottles, we increase the sound levels by hitting metal until they get used to the noise. That way, even if you pop a firecracker near the ‘they won’t be affected,’ he said.

Community of canine enthusiasts

Although this is a course primarily for pet owners, Khan mentioned that anyone looking to start a career in dog training can attend. Therefore, it is also open to people who own pet centers, rescue shelters, and veterinary clinics. “I’ve also had students from schools who want to go into dog training as a vocation,” Khan said.

This course is also an attempt to build an inclusive community of dog trainers. Many students from Khan’s previous courses have exchanged notes with each other in order to learn more about dogs and train them, seek job opportunities, or volunteer as dog trainers. “This three-day training is just the beginning of the journey,” concluded Khan.

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