The Fundamentals of Training Your Dog For a Happy Dog and a Happy You
The Fundamentals of Training Your Dog For a Happy Dog and a Happy You By Zar Keegan
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If you have a dog, are getting a puppy or a new older dog, you’ll want to read this!
Every dog wants a happy forever home! But it’s important too that you and your dog’s relationship is a happy one.
A new home and environment are a big deal to a dog; it takes a while for them to settle in and get used to a new home. If you are getting an older dog, you may or may not know much about his background. Even an older dog can learn some basics and will need to get used to you and your voice. And patience is key! There is never a need to punish a dog.
Positive reinforcement training is the BEST! You reward your dog when he does what you want him to do, but you don’t reward when he doesn’t. He will quickly learn as you practice with him, what you are asking him to do. Training should be positive and fun for you both!
You need to get to know your dog and establish which kind of reward your dog enjoys best. For some dogs it is food and for other dogs, it is toys or playtime with you.
Dogs like to have a routine, they need lots of love and attention, and they will be happier to know that you kindly, but firmly are the pack leader. They do not want the issues of worrying about what they should and shouldn’t do, and they look to you, their parent, to show them how to behave. They take cues from us and like to know where their boundaries lie. A well-adjusted dog is a happy dog.
If a dog in untrained he is a risk to himself, his owner and to other people and animals. Owning an undisciplined dog may result in:
- Destruction to your home
- Social isolation
- Legal claims against you
- Stress to all concerned
If you ask around, you’ll get all sorts of advice about dog training. It’s very easy to get stressed out by the amount of differing opinions out there. We believe in positive reinforcement training. It’s never necessary to be mean to a dog. One of the best training tools, is clicker training, with a small plastic clicking device you can easily purchase very inexpensively! And it’s fun and easy to use!
You may also need advice about house training. We show you the best and fastest ways to communicate with your dog so your dog can learn where he is supposed to go to the bathroom.
There aren’t any set deadlines to how long it should take to completely train a dog. The truth is setting cut-off dates can be counterproductive if the owner perceives his dog isn’t progressing as it should. The time it requires to be successful is determined by the aptitude of both owner and dog. Continual training and reinforcement of lessons are important.
Let us help you with some straightforward advice in a quick to read and easy to understand manner so that you can start implementing the fundamentals of training your pooch!