Having a dog is great and all but at one point or another you’ll have to ask yourself- how am I going to implement dog training? You might think that dog training applies to only teaching tricks and “extras” like sit, stay, or come. However you’ll quickly recognize that many dogs and especially puppies need to be taught the basics, like where to go to the bathroom.
It starts when you notice your puppy chewing a bit to much, or go pee indoors or in places unwanted. It becomes a real issue when we find furniture destroyed, or discover our dog is becoming aggressive towards strangers or loved ones. It doesn’t take very long whether you’re a new or seasoned dog parent to recognize that training is a necessity. Like most things there isn’t just one way to accomplish what you want – training a dog can be done in numerous ways with numerous approaches.
Dog Training: Check Out These Helpful Topics To Get Started
- What To Train A Dog
- How To’s
- Training Commands
You Should Always Be In Dog Training Mode
Dog training is really largely about the owner and their consistency and behaviour and isn’t just once a day for 30 minutes. It’s a 24 hour, always on watch to react in a way that creates a response we want from our dog. If you do not correct your puppy when it bites you every time, for example, it will be hard to train them not to bite. We need a consistent, thought out approach to how we interact with our dogs to create a consistent response from them.
Positive Dog Training Techniques
The techniques and suggestions you’ll find on this website are always in alignment with a positive dog training approach, where fear based or physically harmful techniques are never considered. I believe that a dog can be trained with consistent, persistent, and assertive techniques. Healthy, happy, and content dogs do not misbehave. Usually when there is a problem it can be corrected by the human understanding what we need to change for our dog to be that well behaved pooch we desire.
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Positive dog training is all about using non aggressive or non violent techniques to train your pooch.
Socialization for dogs is all about ensuring they get the proper exposure to other animals and people from an early age to prevent unwanted behavior.
Training How To's
Leash training is fairly simple and doesn't take much for our pups to forget about the leash and collar and become comfortable.
Learn to stop play biting using your natural advantage of how puppies interact together when they play.
Deter digging by understanding why your dog digs and the tips and tricks you can employ to prevent it.
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Teach your dog the drop it command and save yourself the trouble when they get ahold of something they shouldn't have.
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Training and Play Games
Establish rules of engagement for tug of war and all dogs will enjoy a fun, safe game with you.
Have fun with a game of family recall which reinforces your dogs response to commands and gets the whole family involved.
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