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House Training a Dog
Dogs are intuitively clean. You may or may have not observed this with your own dog, but the knowledge will hopefully help you better understand why your dog displays certain apparently unpleasant traits. All dogs have their own definition of cleanliness and they instinctively act to maintain that standard. Dogs do not intentionally soil themselves. In fact, they have various inbuilt ways of avoiding doing so. Some dogs prefer to dispose of their waste on the grass, while others prefer to use gravel. You may not have noticed, but in this mannerism they are very similar to cats. It is best to consider these dog habits to be a positive element that can be worked on. A useful way to start training a dog, is to take advantage of these natural habits as a basis for fast and successful house training.
There are two essential steps when training a dog within your home. The first is to set up a specific living area for your dog. This can be set up in relatively little space in such places as the garage or the bathroom. Some people use a small area of the kitchen. It might not be such a good idea though to utilize any part of your living room for your dog, as it might be quite difficult for both you and he to accept that as his private space. It is highly advisable to spend some quality time with your pet in his own living area. The living area should be chosen as a potential place to play with your dog. Your dog should also be free to sleep and eat in that area. It will be more satisfactory and motivating for your pet if you also provide them with their own bed in the designated area. Have patience in dealing with your dog in the ‘his’ living area. Your dog may pass waste in there at first but later, will realize that it is their own living area and will then make an effort not to mess in there again.
Once your dog becomes familiar in sleeping in his specialized bed, it is then no longer a problem to transfer the bed to any part of the house, or anywhere you wish. If you move the bed outside your dog’s living area, you will need to ensure that you confine your pet to the bed. If you are using a crate as his bed, make sure to close the crate’s door. If you are using a towel as your dog’s bed, place it behind particular furniture and harness your dog so he will not stray from the bed.
It is not advisable to leave your pet unattended while they are leashed, so you may well consider having the leash attached to yourself. You may for instance, clip one end of the leash to your belt loop. This would allow you to keep an eye on the dog and constantly supervise his conduct and activity.
The second step in house training a dog, is to set up a toilet area. You will then need to train him to pass waste in your prescribed toilet area. If your dog shows signs of wanting to, or actually starts, to do his business, then immediately take him to this area. Stay with your dog during this process each time until he finally establishes the habit of only passing waste in his own toilet area.
The steps outlined here are practical, yet have a significant impact on your dog’s disciplinary behavior. Once your dog develops such habits, moving on to a higher level of training should become much easier.
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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.
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