If you want to maintain a good relationship with your dog, you must train him. Dog training can be a challenging task, and the more you learn about it, the more control you will feel. Thankfully, this article is full of advice which can get you started.
Never chain two dogs too close to each other. The leashes or chains can become intertwined, causing harm to one or more of the dogs. Particularly in the case of a large dog and a small dog, the animals may get so tangled that the smaller dog has his airway cut off and dies.
Be consistent with your dog training to make sure your animal stays obedient to the rules it has been learning. Often, people feel that they don’t need to continue working with their dog after it has finished training. But pets and humans actually share the same types of habit learning systems; if they don’t practice they will forget! This is why on-going training is important.
When working with any animals, it is important to remember to always think of safety first. Your dog may try to bite you when you first begin training sessions. An untrained dog may feel that he/she is actually the leader of his/her pack. You have to prove to your dog that you’re the leader so he knows to follow your commands. If your dog is not sure what you are doing, they might still bite you.
Use treats your dog really loves to achieve maximum training efficiency. Cheese, hot dogs or other normally taboo treats can be used as a reward for a job well done.
Make sure your dog gets checked out regularly. If your dog suddenly regresses in training, take him to the vet to make sure there isn’t a health issue. Dogs can hide pain and discomfort very easily. It is important that you pay attention to your dogs behavior on a daily basis as it may be your only sign of illness. For instance, aggression can signal pain, and a sudden house training regression may indicate an infection in the urinary tract.
If you will be introducing a new animal, do it slowly. Imagine the animal in your home already, before making the commitment to bringing another one home with you. For optimal bonding, select a new pet whose personality is similar to that of your current pet.
Sometimes dogs bark for nothing more than boredom. If your dog is barking because he’s bored, then you should be prepared to take the blame. Boredom barking is often rooted in a lack of constructive ways to blow off steam or seek stimulation. To help him spend his energy, go on a walk or spend some time playing with him. If you aren’t available to spend time one-on-one with your pet, at least provide a selection of toys.
It is imperative that you have a pet that will obey your commands. Use the tips from this article to make training your dog a little easier. Even if your pet doesn’t perform admirably during the first session, forge onward. Training a dog to be obedient takes a lot of time and many repetitions, so expand your knowledge about the subject to find success.
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