Wooow, so meaning question: Can any civilian adopt army police trained dogs?TOP 22 TIPS TO TRAIN YOUR DOG3!Hi friends,I had 6 years in dog training and let me share some useful dog traiining tips as below.I hope you enjoy it.1. Weight WatchingIf you are worried that your puppy might gain too much weight because of the extra treats, you can use a portion of his daily food ration as part of his training treats.2. Ring the Changes!Always use a good variety of treats, as this will keep your dog interested, and means you can use different types of food at different times in your trainiing. In general, treats are useful for calmer, slower exercises, where you want your dog to stay relaxed, and toys/games are useful for more energetic exercises, such as recall, where the dog comes running to you. You can enjoy a great game together, which will really make your dog's effort worthwhile, and encourage him to want to be with you!3. Brain training method:Brain Training for Dogs is an ebook and online training program that aims to develop the dogs brain to increase focus and ability to understand commands.It's based on the premise that a dog is not intentionally disobedient but too distracted to follow commands.After signing up, you receive a PDF for the main book, the bonus book, and access to the member section of the website. This is where you can find all the videos.The book starts with an introduction into force-free training methods. Every exercise is based on these principles. This section really opened our eyes to how we have been trying to train before.After the theory come the practical exercises. There are 21 different "brain training" games that you can teach your dog. We found it really easy to play these games. Each is described in-depth and illustrated with a video.More details: Brain training method4. Tell Him What You Want Him to DoThere is nothing inherently wrong with telling your dog “no,” except that it doesn’t give him enough information. Instead of telling your dog “no,” tell him what you want him to do. Dogs don’t generalize well, so if your dog jumps up on someone to say hello and you say no, he may jump higher or he may jump to the left side instead of the right. A better alternative would be to ask him to “sit.” Tell him what you want him to do in order to avoid confusion.5. Be ConsistentWhenever you’re traiining your dog, it’s important to get as many family members involved as possible so everyone’s on the same page. If you are telling your dog “off” when he jumps on the couch and someone else is saying “down,” while someone else is letting him hang out up there, how on earth is he ever going to learn what you want? Consistency will be the key to your success.6. Have Realistic ExpectationsChanging behavior takes time. You need to have realistic expectations about changing your dog’s behavvior as well as how long it will take to change behavviors that you don’t like. Often behaviors which are “normal” doggie behavviors will take the most time such as barking, digging and jumping. You also need to consider how long your dog has rehearsed the behaviior. For example, if you didn’t mind that your dog jumped up on people to say hi for the last seven years and now you decide that you don’t want him to do that anymore, that behaviior will take a much longer time to undo than if you had addressed it when he was a pup. Remember it’s never too late to change the behaviior some will just take longer than others.7. Don’t Underethe Benefits of Feeding a High Quality FoodFeed your dog a high-quality diet with appropriate amounts of protein. If your dog spends most of his days lounging in your condo, don’t feed him food with a protein level that is ideal for dogs who herd sheep all day. The money that you will spend on feeding an appropriate quality food will often be money that you save in vet bills later on. I recommend you always check with your veterinarian for the right diet for your dog.8. You Get What You Reinforce • Not Necessarily What You WantIf your dog exhibits a behaviior you don’t like, there is a strong likelihood that it’s something that has been reinforced before. A great example is when your dog brings you a toy and barks to entice you to throw it. You throw the toy. Your dog has just learned that barking gets you to do what he wants. You say “no,” and he barks even more. Heaven forbid you give in and throw the toy now! Why? Because you will have taught him persistence pays off. Before you know it you’ll have a dog that barks and barks every time he wants something. The solution? Ignore his barking or ask him to do something for you (like “sit”) before you throw his toy.9. Bribery vs. RewardThe idea of using treats to traiin is often equated with bribery. Truthfully, dogs do what works. If using treats gets them to do what you want, then why not? You can also use the world around you as a reinforcement. Every interaction you have with your dog is a learning opportunity, so when you think about it, you probably don’t use food very often except during active trraining sessions. So why does your dog continue to hang out? Because you reinforce him with praise, touch, games and walks. Just remember, the behaviior should produce the treat, the treat should not produce the behaviior.10. FreedomLet your new dog gradually earn freedom throughout your home. A common error that many pet parents make is giving their new dog too much freedom too soon. This can easily lead to accidents relating to house trraining and destructive chewing. So, close off doors to unoccupied rooms and use baby gates to section off parts of the house, if necessary. One of the best ways to minimize incidents is to keep your dog tethered to you in the house and by using a crate or doggie safe area when you can’t actively supervise him.11. Plan AheadPlan exactly what you're going to teach your puppy, and practise without him first of all. This may sound weird, but if you make sure you know what you're doing, and you've gone through the motions physically first, before bringing in your puppy, you'll be less likely to confuse him, or get confused yourself! Don't do too much at once - keeping it simple means your puppy can be confident and get it right. You can then progress slowly, but surely!12. Location, LocationStart your trraining sessions in a calm place you're both very familiar with, so you can both concentrate without too many distractions.13. Motivate and RewardAlways have a reward your puppy will really want and enjoy, this will help to motivate him to find out what he needs to do to earn it, and means he'll always really enjoy the session. Choose something he loves, whether that is food or toys. If you're using food, try cutting your chosen treat into small pieces about the size of a fingernail and count them out into 10s, so you can be sure to give your dog a break after every set of 10 practices!14. Listen to Your DogLearn to listen to your dog. If your dog appears to be uncomfortable meeting another dog, animal or person, don’t insist that he say hello. He’s telling you that he isn’t comfortable for a reason, and you should respect that. Forcing the issue can often result in bigger problems down the line.15. Be Generous with Your AffectionMost people don’t have a problem being very clear about when they are unhappy with their dogs, but, they often ignore the good stuff. Big mistake! Make sure you give your dog lots of attention when he’s doing the right thing. Let him know when he’s been a good boy. That’s the time to be extra generous with your attention and praise. It’s even okay to be a little over the top.16. Does He Really Like It?Just because the bag says “a treat all dogs love” doesn’t mean your dog will automatically love it. Some dogs are very selective about what they like to eat. Soft and chewy treats are usually more exciting for your dog than hard and crunchy treats. Keep your eyes open for what he enjoys.17. Set up his private den.He needs "a room of his own." From the earliest possible moment give your pup or dog his own, private sleeping place that's not used by anyone else in the family, or another pet. He'll benefit from short periods left alone in the comfort and safety of his den. Reward him if he remains relaxed and quiet. His den, which is often a crate, will also be a valuable tool for house trraining.18. Help him relax when he comes home.When your puppy gets home, give him a warm hot water bottle and put a ticking clock near his sleeping area. This imitates the heat and heartbeat of his litter mates and will soothe him in his new environment. This may be even more important for a new dog from a busy, loud shelter who's had a rough time early on. Whatever you can do to help him get comfortable in his new home will be good for both of you.19. Teach him to come when called.Come Jasper! Good boy! Teaching him to come is the command to be mastered first and foremost. And since he'll be coming to you, your alpha status will be reinforced. Get on his level and tell him to come using his name. When he does, make a big deal using positive reinforcement. Then try it when he's busy with something interesting. You'll really see the benefits of perfecting this command early as he gets older.20. Reward his good behavior.Reward your puppy or dog's good behavior with positive reinforcement. Use treats, toys, love, or heaps of praise. Let him know when's he's getting it right. Likewise, never reward bad behaviour, it'll only confuse him.21. Take care of the jump up.Puppies love to jump up in greeting. Don't reprimand him, just ignore his behavior and wait 'til he settles down before giving positive reinforcement. Never encourage jumping behavior by patting or praising your dog when he's in a "jumping up" position. Turn your back on him and pay him no attention.22. Teach him on "dog time."Puppies and dogs live in the moment. Two minutes after they've done something, it's forgotten about. When he's doing something bad, try your chosen traiining technique right away so he has a chance to make the association between the behavior and the correction. Consistent repetition will reinforce what's he's learned.