An Introduction to Training Your Dog

Dog Training

As the adage goes, “a dog is a man’s best friend”. Even in a simple community, you can be sure that one of the residents would have a dog. There has even aired news that dogs were able to save man’s life or even a dog that can dance or ride a motorbike. You may even be amazed as to how these dogs can be trained well and follow whatever his master says. Around the world, you can find a lot of dogs which belong to a specific kind of breed. But why is it that man’s attachment to a dog is very heartwarming?

They say that if a dog is a pure breed one or it has been bought for such an expensive amount, the dog is well-bred and can be easily trained. But this statement hasn’t been really proven to be true. It was replaced with “Dogs can be trained and trained dogs are good dogs”.

Now that we have introduced dog training, who will be the one to do the task? Well, you can have an option. It is either you do it yourself or hire someone to do it for you. Dogs differ in their body size as well as in their temperament. There are dogs which can be easily trained and there are ones which are very much stubborn to learn commands and tricks. But all of these would be borne in your hands.

Now what will be the reason as to why would you train up a dog? Is it because you just want to? Or it can be that you want to see other people how your dog obeys you. There could be a lot of reasons to that “why” question. But on the other hand, no matter what, dogs will always need a master who can feed him, love him, and of course train him.

Dog Training

The very first training that dogs might undergo is what we call “Basic Obedience”. Some dog trainers would consider this as training the dog with a leash. You can command a o dog to sit, to lie, to roll down and a lot more. To handle and train a dog would require you your 200% patience. Normally dog training starts even in an early stage or puppy stage of the dog so that when he grows older, it would be easier for him to follow commands. Dogs have special needs that responsible owners should do in order for them to stay in good shape.

A whole program for the training for dogs would include dog walk, basic obedience and advance obedience. All breeds of dogs are in need for a dog walk. They need to exercise through walking especially large breed ones. There are benefits that dogs can get in dog walking.

First is that they can exercise their body as mentioned above. While walking your dog, you need to keep them close and make sure that it is not the other way around, that he is the walking you out. Most trainers would say that the dog should stay on your left side and that he will not pull you while walking.

If your dog tries to go first, you need to stop and go to the other direction. This will tell the dog that you are above him and that he should only follow you. Of course, dogs are normally in packs and that they need a leader. Now, that is what he should think of you, as a leader. Second of benefit of this is socialization. When dogs are already experiencing regular dog walking exercises, they will be familiarized with your relatives whom you greet whenever you go walking. Also, if there are other dogs who go with you, your dog can eventually learn to socialize with other dogs.

For basic obedience, this is where the commands like “sit”, “stay”, “come” and a lot more depending on the trainer. Dogs learn through what we call “rewards” system. So as men are motivated to work because of the salary that he gets from a company, dogs are also eager to master what is being taught because of the rewards he gets like dog treats, and the like.

It is highly recommended that in using commands, you should be consistent with it. You should not have a changing command like “sit” and then “sit down”. Dogs may also be confused with this. Teaching dogs basic obedience entail a lot of time. It is never learnt over night. You need to lead the dog on how he can “sit” and then reward him. This can be done for a number of times before a dog can master the commands.

As what we can sometimes see in the internet, dog had saved a life of a child. How can a dog do this? Dogs may be trained how to rescue and there are ones which is like “innate” to the dogs character that when he sees that there is danger, he is to go and rescue his master or be it another person.  Dogs that are hired by bomb squad teams undergo special training on how they can detect bombs. Advance training would also include how training dogs on how to see that there is danger and how he can protect his master.

Training a dog would make him a lot better dog for he can follow commands, do certain tricks that you tell him to do so, and that he is a lot more tamed and controllable when compared to a dog that has never undergone training, but of course, this is not absolute.

There are dogs that can still be tamed even without proper training. But I would like to emphasize that there is a greater chance for a dog to become a better dog when it has been trained by professionals. They are the one who can handle the dog and make your good the best pet and guard for you.

Practical Dog Training Tips for Pet Owners

A dog is a part of the family. He provides companionship and security to owners. When you’re alone, you can take your canine for a walk around the neighborhood. Both of you exercise. As a therapy, spending quality moments with a pet, especially a dog, relieves stress, pessimism and anxiety. On the other hand, dogs provide us with a sense of belonging and hope.

Dog Training

Raising a dog is a big responsibility. You have to give your four legged friend proper nutrition, medicine in case it falls ill, soap and shampoo for grooming as well as regular trips to the veterinarian. To some people, owning a canine cost the same as providing for your needs. There are instances when the pet’s expenses outweigh that of its master.

Investing on a dog is worth the expenses and time. The benefits dogs shower on owners is simply too valuable to ignore. In order to make the most out of your animal pal’s worth, you must train it properly. Like us, they have personalities and unique traits. Each dog is distinct from the other, just like humans.

There are numerous tips on how to educate your pooch. Everything starts with considering it as more or less similar to you. Its’ easier to instruct a dog if you know it from A to Z. Establishing rapport makes the dog more obedient to your commands. Some training methods require an expert trainer while others are simple, you can train your dog by yourself.

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Tips for Crowd Control for Dogs

Nowadays, more and more people are being aware of animal care. Most people would have one or two dogs at home as pets while others are making these dogs as their business. Dogs will always be the best companion a person could ever have. To a dog, you are the only one that he looks up to and would do everything for you.

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But there are times that when you take your dog for a walk where a crowd of people are also present, taking control of your dog may prove to be difficult. This normally happens if dog’s socialization was not that ready or has been hampered. One reason of this is that your dog may not have never left his cage or your house and mingle with other dogs. But how are you going to control your dog when he is already together with the crowd?

The Early, the Better

Train your dog to socialize with other people as well as other dogs early. The puppy stage is the best phase of his life to be familiar and go with the crowd. When you are training your dog while he is still in the puppy stage, he will become more controllable as he gets older. The more that you engage him with the crowd, the easier it is for you to control him in a crowd when he grows old.

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Reward System in Training Your Dog

It has been a fact that for a person to do things that you want him to do, you need to give him what he wants. The same is true with your dog. If you want to see your dog perform a trick or follow your command, a reward system should be in place.

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There have been a lot of dog training schools which have been training dogs on how to become obedient to their owners. It is also a fact that putting your dogs into training schools will entail a lot of money. But what happens if you do not have much money? Actually there are a lot of ways by which you can train your dog without or just spending less.

Know Your Dog

By knowing your dog, this means that you need to know what your dog wants and does not want. This will pave the way by which you can reinforce your dog. Know what he wants and when he wants it. Know his eating pattern and his attitude. Dogs will differ from each other and will eventually demand things differently from each other. As an owner, you are the first one who knows when your dog is ill or when he is not just in the mood.

Dog Walk

Leading your dog for pack walks or just by walking your dog for thirty minutes to an hour will definitely help your dog exercise. Walking your dog is very important to them because this is the way that they can use their stored energy.

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Help Your Dog with Separation Anxiety

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After a long day of office, you have drained all your energy and you want to rest for a while. Upon entering your house, you find your dog following you wherever you go inside the house. But there are times that you may find out that your dog has chewed almost half of your favorite shoes or a broken vase now on the floor.

There may also be times that your neighbors would complain to you how your dog has been disturbing them while you are away. Your dog may have been howling all day long before you arrive home. Have experienced the same? Your dog may have been suffering from dog separation anxiety.

Dogs are known to be with their packs. This means that they need someone who goes with them, to play with them. Once they are being taken away from their pack and are being made as house pets, there is a certain part of them that would long for belongingness in a pack.

Since you are the one whom he sees each day, he would consider you as a member of the pack and would reach out to play with you and be with you. But often times, you spend more of your time in the office and that you cannot provide your dog with this kind of need and he is ending up disturbing your neighbors. How would you go about this?

There are ways by which you can help your dog overcome this dog separation anxiety.

Let me share to you some of the ways.

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