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Breed Specific Training Poodles

The Standard Poodle is a lovely dog, and is the original and largest in size of the three Poodle varieties. They are a proud and graceful dog that is good natured and dignified. This breed is also very cheerful and devoted.They enjoy life, is very intelligent and active. Poodles are often thought to be one of the easiest to be trained.

The Standard Poodle is medium to large in size. The skull is fairly rounded with a definite but slight stop. His muzzle is long and straight and he has oval shaped eyes that are dark in color, either brown or black. His ears hang close his head, are flat and long. His legs are proportioned to his body and his webbed feet are oval shaped with arched toes. The top line is level, and the tail is carried straight, up, and is set high. The tail is often docked to half or less than half its length to give the dog a more balanced look. Standard Poodle coat can be wiry or curly or soft and wavy. Since it does not shed, the hair can be clipped in diverse styles, such as the "Pet Clip", "Puppy Clip" or "Lamb Clip" (trimmed short all over), "Continental Clip" (The hindquarters, upper portion of the legs and part of the tails is shaved, but bracelets of hair are left around the ankles, while pom-poms are left on the tail and hips),

Poodles need about 30 - 60 minutes of good exercise per day. They can burn their energy in a variety of ways, including walks, fetch, jogging, swimming, and agility sports. Persistent barking can be a problem with this breed, as they were bred for hunting and are born with the natural inclination to bark. Though you cannot stop your dog from barking, you can control it and prevent it from becoming an incessant habit by providing him with a command that instructs him to be quiet. This should be taught at an early age, and it is essential that you are consistent with this teaching in order for it to work.

Toy poodle training can help you teach your dog many positive behaviors and help deter or put an end to less desirable traits, such as chewing, biting and barking. Therefore, it is often wise to begin teaching your canine as soon as he becomes part of your family so he has less time to develop annoying characteristics. Toy poodles are small and they love to bark. Although barking is a form of communication for dogs, it can become excessive and instead of your pooch alerting you to certain needs or warnings, they can bark all the time for no particular reason other than to make noise. If your little four legged companion has become quite the barker, it’s time you engaged in some toy poodle training to help control the issue. This breed can also develop small dog syndrome. Here are a couple tips to help with the barking

First, Don't always assume your dog is barking for no reason. Get up off the sofa and go take a look. They may actually have a reason to be barking. After you go take a look, let your dog know everything is ok.

Second, Give a command that will let him know you want him to stop barking. Quick, one word commands work the best. Try using, wrong, or quiet, maybe even uh uh. Then bring your hand with open palm slowly toward their nose, they will stop barking in order to smell your hand. When the barking stops, give praise and a reward. Positive Reinforcement goes a long way.

Third, try removing your dog from the situation, Lead them out of the room into another part of the house. Sometimes this helps, out of sight, out of mind.

Fourth, don't let your dog have the last yap. If they start to bark again after being removed from the situation, command them again to be quiet, and repeat the second they start to bark again.

Giving your dog daily exercise and play will tire them out, so they won't find other ways of using pent up energy such as barking.