Any habit a dog owner wishes can be trained, regardless of whether he or she wants the dog to do or stop doing the behavior. While dog training will not make your pet perfect, it will go a long way in making him more obedient and a better pet. A well trained dog makes a great pet.
Try to get your dog on a regular feeding schedule. This way, you are aware of when your dog will need to do his business, and you can take him outside before an accident occurs. This helps your puppy learn to "hold it" for a bit, until he knows it's time to go out and will help save you money on carpet cleaning.
Teach everyone in your family to use the same commands to train your dog. For instance, if your dog gets on the sofa and he hears you saying "get off," but your husband says "down boy", it may confuse your dog. As long as you use consistency, then your dog has a great chance of learning all of the tricks and behaviors that you wish.
A key element of fostering happiness and good health in your dog is to keep it mentally stimulated. Try taking him for a walk around the neighborhood or filling his toys with peanut butter. Any dog who is bored will find a number of ways to amuse himself and spend his time, such as chomping your favorite pair of shoes or digging up your prized botanical collection!
Communication is key when training your dog. You should be as clear as possible, as well as consistent, when you are training your dog. This applies to corrections and rewards, as well as your body language, when training. Be well aware that your dog is telling you something too. If the dog is feeling happy and playful, or stressed and overworked, he will communicate this to you in his own way.
Get your dog ready early for his trips to the veterinarian. Pet him across his entire body and praise him if he responds favorably. Make sure your dog is comfortable with paw and teeth examinations. See if your friends can help, too.
Fear is the number one cause of a dog biting. This is the end result when your dog feels scared or trapped. Dogs cannot be trained through force. Doing so may result in injury to you. He wants to make you happy; he sees you as his leader.
Keeping your house clean and owning a dog is possible. If your dog is uncontrollable it can make it very difficult to have a clean and tidy home. Dog training is necessary if you want to have an obedient dog. You can live happily with your dog if you keep the advice in this article in mind.
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