Leash Training your Cat
Leash training, like any other training, a cat will require the proper tools, research, patience and practice. Cats are smart and sensitive which you will never want to use force or physical threats on a cat. Any of the force behaviors that you use on the cat will only result in a cat fearing you.
You will be the one that will have to change the behavior in Good words used, the cat’s name, and the behavior the cat is doing. Like tabby, you are not to do that climbing on the table. Treats are another way of showing your cat for good behavior. Use small treats; you do not want them to have a full meal when training them. Later after the good behavior is recognized, you will be able to phase the treats so that you do not have to use them any more.
Treats should be just that treats. Never use the cat’s dinner food for treats. Use good healthy treats in small portions. Do not give large amounts, as this is a treat and not the dinner.
Training your cat to be on a leash or wear a collar can take time. This time should be set a side to do the training. Do not ever start training a cat for a behavior and stop. If you ever want to start, again, the cat can become confused and very stressful. If the cat gets sick or an illness, this it self will be stressful on a cat and you will have to stop the training. At this time, you will want to get the cat to the vet.
After the sickness or illness, is taken care of, you can continue the training, also during this time you will want to gently and carefully want to maintain the step of training your cat is at. This will reinforce the training that you have done and can continue.
Next, you will want to seek out good equipment for the leash training of the cat. Looking at the equipment, you will want to keep in mind that a cat’s neck is thin-skinned. Harness are great for walking cats, keeping your cat safe, trying to get away, and much more comfortable to the cat. A light short leash would be perfect for walking. Do not get a long one, as you will want the cat close to you for danger is near. In addition, you are walking the cat the cat is not walking you.
You will need to work with your cat once you get the harness, so that the cat will be happy with it on. Use steps in doing this like, let the cat look it over to get their scent on it, after that apply the harness on carefully and remove it. Do this until the cat is comfortable with the harness on in the house. Do not take the cat outside to do this. Your cat will try to get away and with being outside you have no borders for the cat to stay in.
Once you have accomplished those steps, and the cat is happy with the harness then start with the leash. Walk the cat in side before trying outdoors. Once you see that cat is happy with this step, now is the final training.
Take the cat outside and do walking in the yard until you and the cat feel comfortable. Make sure the cat is walking with you and you are not pulling the cat with the leash. You cat at first will be distracted with many things that the outside world has to offer.
Training your cat on a leash has advantages not only for walking but also for other trainings. Taking your cat to a vet, instead of the carrier, you might try the leash once the cat is comfortable with using the leash.
Reward your cat each step of the way, and happy trails to you and your cat.
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German Shepherd Dogs
German Shepherds first started being developed in the late 19th century by a man named Max von Stephanitz. Stephanitz is still today credited as having fathered the entire German Shepherd breed. An admirer of the German sheep dog of the time, he chose to breed selectively to procure his most desired traits and weed out those that were unnecessary or undesirable. Stephanitz bred his dogs for years, creating the founding root of the German Shepherd breed and eventually become the dog we know today.
When the German Shepherd was brought over to the United States, the breeders in America changed up the bloodlines of the breed by mating it with other types of dog. It is still up for debate whether these breeders aided or damaged the development of the German Shepherd, as American breeders were working towards a show-quality dog while the original German Shepherd was intended primarily for work.
German Shepherds in the United States have coats that are on the shorter side of medium, usually brown and black, tan and black, or cream and black, but not uncommonly producing an all white or all black variety. The truly German variety of the breed has a longer coat which is occasionally (but rarely) seen in the U.S.
German Shepherds were initially developed by Stephanitz as a working breed. To this day, even with the American cross breeding, German Shepherds excel in the work force as hunters, farm dogs, service dogs, narcotics dogs, and law enforcement dogs. German Shepherds are an exceedingly agile, strong, and athletic breed, with a very malleable temperament. They can be trained to work as aggressive guard dogs or be gentle helpers on the farm.
In their native country, the breeding of German Shepherds is so meticulously monitored that a registered shepherd must have had both its sire and damn Shutzhund certified, which means that they have been evaluated for temperament and ability by professionals. Shutzhund certification pays no mind to the size, coat, or general appearance of the dog, which is vastly different from the American variety of canine judging.
The primary visible difference between true German Shepherds and American German Shepherds, besides the length of their coat, is the lack of sloped hips. True German Shepherds have hips level with their shoulders, as the original breed was intended to. American German Shepherds have a distinct slope at the back of the torso into the hips. Sloped hips are argued over by many international breed enthusiasts, being the desired trait for showmanship in America, but also leading to an earlier onset and more significant risk of hip dysplasia.
Whether you are choosing to acquire an American German Shepherd or seeking out a true German Shepherd, you must research your breeder thoroughly. Because of the popularity of this breed and its potential for strength, there are many unethical breeders out there who are trying to turn a quick profit by mating irresponsibly. With proper research, either variety of German Shepherd can provide you with a loyal worker or a loving family pet.
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How To Train Your Dog Properly
The relationship between the owner and the pet is usually very good. A dog is often considered a part of a family for even 20 years if it is well-cared and does not have any serious health problems. However, if you want a good relationship, you need to train your dog properly. This article will help you do that.
Dogs love to please their owners so plenty of positive reinforcement is essential when you are training them. What you want to teach them depends on what you plan to do with them. Some people want a family pet that they can love. This type of dog will need to be trained to stay off furniture, where to use the bathroom, and not to bark constantly. You may have to deal with issues such as chewing as well.
A person may want to train a dog to be a watchful eye on their home or business. This type of dog is trained to protect the area from strangers even though they are friendly to their owners. Watch dogs can be very mean though so you should never approach one in an attempt to be friendly. They are trained to display aggressive behaviors but most people will post a sign for you to know about the situation.
There are breeds of dogs trained for shows and others for hunting. A show dog needs to be able to perform the various tricks, be lead around, and not go chasing after other dogs. The behavior of a show dog is just as important as the look of it when it comes to the judging. Hunting with a dog wont be enjoyable if they aren’t well trained in what to look for and how to assist you.
There are books and websites to help you with dog training. You need to be very consistent in order for them to benefit from it. In the long run everyone is going to get more pleasure from the dog. You certainly don’t want a 60 pound dog trying to drag you along when you attempt to take it out for a walk. Train them early to listen to you and to walk along side you on a leash.