Dog training tips and hints to help
you tame your pet
Dog training is an essential part of
the socialisation process of any
dog. Without it your dog will be a
problem to both you and anyone it
meets. Nobody likes a dog that jumps
up when greeted, barks all day and
night or bites at unwary passers-by.
Dog training may require some effort
on your part but in the end it will
definitely be worth it. You will
have a pet that you will be proud to
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If you haven?t yet purchased a dog then
think about the temperament of the breed
before purchasing. If you are buying
from a breeder ask them about the
temperament of the puppy?s parents. Dog
training will tend to be a little easier
with gentler, less volatile breeds and
smaller breeds are often easier to
If you have already purchased your puppy
or already have a fully grown dog and
are ready to start dog training then
check the following list of tips and
Start dog training from day 1. This is
so important and yet many believe that
puppies are too young to train. The
best time to train your dog is from
the day you bring it home regardless
of its age.
Be consistent. This includes your
family and friends. There is no point
teaching your dog not to jump up when
greeted if your partner or friends
Don?t yell at your dog. This will only
cause your dog to be scared of you and
a scared dog is less likely to do what
you want. You want a happy dog that is
willing to do everything you say.
Don?t hit your dog or physically abuse
it in anyway. This will only create a
bad relationship between you and your
dog and your dog will be less likely
to do as you say.
Use positive rewards and ignore bad
behaviour. When your dog does
something good then reward it. If it
does something bad, like jumping up on
you, then ignore it.
Attend obedience classes. You don?t
need to spend the rest of your life at
obedience classes but if you can make
the effort to attend at least ten
lessons this will be a great start and
give you and your dog the confidence
Don?t expect too much too soon. Some
dogs learn faster than others but if
you are consistent then your dog
training efforts will be rewarded.
Don?t leave your children alone with a
new puppy. I put this one here only
because young children don?t always
understand how to look after a puppy
and some have been known to hit them
without reason. Any damage done at
this early stage can have detrimental
affects on your training program.
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