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Dog Training
Dog Training

Learn English meaning of 'Dog Training'

Date: Sep 28 2016

Themes: Hobbies, How To, Pets

Grammar: Count and Noncount Nouns

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There is a famous saying: You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. This means that when you are old, it’s impossible to learn new things. Is this true? Can a dog or a person be too old to learn? Maybe, age is not as important as we think. Maybe, the important things are repetition and patience. Will you try something new over and over again? Will you stay calm if it doesn’t work the first time?

Most people teach a dog to do tricks when the dog is still a puppy. The puppy must listen to its owner and do the trick on command. The first trick is usually to shake. The puppy should lift its paw and touch its owner’s hand. Other common tricks include to roll over, speak, fetch, and stand. If the puppy does the trick correctly, it will get treats from its owner. Some dogs can do many different kinds of tricks!

Dominique is having trouble with her puppy. Listen to this English lesson for advice on dog training from Gary.

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Dominique

Dominique

Gary

Gary

Dominique:  I just got this new puppy. I’ve been training her to do some tricks, but I’m having a little bit of trouble getting her to sit.

Gary:  Yeah, training is so hard to get a dog to do what you want them to do, when you want them to do it.

Dominique:  I don’t have the patience. And I already purchased the dog, so it’s not like I can give it back.

Gary:  It’s OK. It takes some time. Are you trying to teach your dog to roll over on command, or maybe shake your hand with its paw?

Dominique:  Shake, speak, all that stuff. She just looks at me like, “huh?”

Gary:  From what I’ve heard, it takes a lot of repetition and a lot of treats. I don’t have a dog, so this is just what I’ve been told from my friends and family who have trained dogs.

Dominique:  Would you like a dog?

Gary:  No, you’ve got the patience, you can do it.

Dominique:  I really don’t.

Gary:  You totally do! Well, I guess maybe the saying is true for you then. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

Dominique:  Sure can’t!

 

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Dominique has a new puppy. Puppies are fun animals because they have lots of energy and they can learn to do tricks. But Dominique is worried. She doesn’t have the patience to train a puppy. She still wants the puppy to do tricks on command, so she asks Gary for ideas. Maybe, Gary will take the puppy home and train her?

Gary doesn’t have a dog, and he doesn’t want a puppy. He tells Dominique that his friends and family trained dogs before. Gary knows that treats and repetition are very important when training dogs. With treats and repetition, a dog can learn to do tricks like roll over, shake a paw, and speak. Gary jokes that maybe Dominique is too old to train a puppy, and Dominique agrees.

What is the best way to teach a dog to do tricks? Do you have the patience to train a puppy?

 

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julito1

julito1

Argentina

Maybe Dominique should go to the library and look for a book on how to train dogs.Anyway, it is not lost time , at least she is developing patience.  hahahaha….

09:51 PM Sep 28 2016 |

Due

Due

Egypt

really i dont have any experience with learning the dogs all this stuff but from my point of view i see it intersting 

06:08 AM Sep 28 2016 |

hermitlady

China


 The best way is that when the dog does the correct action the owner gives it treats. It needs a lot of repetition and patience. Yes, it must need at least three basics: treat, repetition, patience.



   No. I have no patience to train a puppy. I don’t like keeping a dog.


03:04 AM Sep 28 2016 |

hmongster357

United States

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02:32 AM Sep 28 2016 |

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