Many dog owners have this common problem. You’ve just gotten home from a long day at work and your large breed dog is beside himself to see you. He jumps up, pushing the bag of groceries out of your hand. Or you’re answering the door to your neighbor, and your too-friendly pet jumps up. Not only is this behavior considered rude, it can also be dangerous if your visitor is a child or elderly.
Any behavior that gets a positive reward is likely to be repeated. Never reward your dog for jumping up. Sometimes it’s obvious, but there are subtle triggers that can keep your dog jumping on people. If he’s met with petting or a warm welcome then he’s likely to continue the behavior. You need to let your dog know that you don’t like that and he won’t be getting anything pleasant until he’s calmly on all-fours.
Choosing a puppy can be a difficult choice sometimes as they are so cute and cuddly and irresistible. First, you must decide on what breed suits your family, home, and lifestyle. Instead of buying on emotional impulse you should choose your new pup wisely and put some thought into the decision.
Here are some points to think of when considering how to choose a puppy
**Do you have kids? – younger or older
**Do you have a well-fenced yard?
**Do you want a lap dog that will keep you company all day or one that will love going for walks to the park, play ball, go for a swim and do obedience training
**How large is your yard – suitable for a large dog or small Continue reading
You have the new love of your life and it’s all a walk in the park from here, right? Wrong. Dog training obedience is an extremely significant part of being a pet owner. Owning a dog is a big job and it is up to you as the owner and carer of your pet to train her properly. It is never to soon to start training your dog or indeed is it too late.
A well-trained dog will be a loved and proud member of the family. Training a dog is sometimes seen as a difficult and time-consuming task that is something that other people do with their dogs. It is every dog owners responsibility to train their animal to the best of their ability.
When done properly dog training is extremely rewarding for both the pet and the owner. The owner has a dog he can be proud of and the dog will respect its owner and their property. Continue reading
Crate training for dogs is great for dogs and their owners! The advantages are many. Transporting your dog becomes simple, not a chore, if your dog is used to a crate. Trips to the vet or most anywhere are simple with a crate trained dog.
Also, you can easily confine your pet when necessary with little stress or damage to your home. You can include the dog in what’s going on without requiring constant attention from you. Also, house training if necessary is much simpler.
The negatives of crate training for dogs are few. Some dogs just can’t handle confinement, maybe because of their background. Dogs from a shelter for example. Some people may leave the dogs in the crates too long. And it does take time and patience to train a dog to a crate. Continue reading
Who wouldn’t want a well-trained dog that everyone enjoys having around? Let’s face it. No one wants a dog that bites, nips, barks, digs, jumps, begs or growls, but how do you achieve the preferred behaviors and eliminate the unwanted ones?
Simply put, the answer is training. At the very least, you want your dog to know and obey the basic commands of sit, stay, come, down and heel.
Maybe you can get your dog to obey when he is on a leash but the second he is loose, you have lost all control. Not only is this a cause for major frustration, it also puts your dog at risk from any one of a number of hazards. So how do you train your dog to obey on and off the leash? The simple solution is a remote dog training collars. Continue reading
Aggressive dogs come in all colors, shapes, and sizes. Training aggressive dog behavior is essential because an aggressive dog is on a path to destruction. A dog with an aggressive tendency if treated properly while young, can be a very pleasant and enjoyable pet.
If training is delayed until adulthood, the problems are much more challenging. Vicious dogs can be a menace to anyone exposed to them. So for all concerned an aggressive dog must be turned around.
Aggressive dog behavior may be directed toward other dogs or it may be directed toward people. Aggression may be in the form of growling, barking, baring of the teeth, lunging, snapping or ultimately biting. All this behavior is unacceptable and must be controlled. Continue reading
It is really significant to tutor a dog the appropriate conduct while it is yet inexperienced. We all know the importance of playing and having fun with an original pup or dog, but what is crucial as well, is the need to tutor and educate the dog to avoid any unwanted and unexpected behavior. So check out this post about “Training Yours Dog To Develop Desired Behaviors”. So read on to how to best recognize behaviors that are satisfactory and those that are not.
The better warranty that the dog will hear and keep all it has been taught, is that the lessons must be taught while the dog is yet a pup. Dogs are known to learn rapidly and every style of interaction between the dog and its proprietor is teaching the dog something. As the dog owner, it is your obligation to teach the dog the correct lessons.
If you cannot do this, hiring a qualified instructor is another option. If you want to become a certified instructor yourself to help other dog owners with their training, holding a high school or GED credential may be required. In case you don’t have a high school diploma you may want to get your GED fast and there are some pretty good online programs like the free online GED instruction provided by Best GED Classes. Either way, just make sure your dog gets well-behaved and won’t show any unwanted behavior.