Sunday, May 30, 2010

Dog Training - Essential Tips for Every Dog

Behavior Discipline

Have you ever seen a dog that misbehaved all the time? You probably assumed that the pet owner didn’t take any time to train their dog! You don’t want that to happen to you. Take the time to discipline and train your dog in order to prevent behavior problems down the road.

It will take a lot of hard work but the end result will be a well-behaved dog that you feel a lot closer to. If your dog is untrained you will feel hints of annoyance and regret toward your dog. Start as early as possible for the best results.

Obedience Training

It is also important to do some obedience training with your dog. There are different levels of this ranging from the very basic to highly advanced. The basics of obedience training are things you absolutely must do. These are things like house breaking, leash training, and simple commands like sit and stay.

You don’t have to stop there because a more advanced level of training will mean having a more cooperative dog. You can train away behaviors like barking, whining, digging, growling, chewing, and aggressive behavior. Find a program with solutions that gets you results.

Puppy Training

Puppy training is something that you should do at a very early age. There are some people who wait far too long to train their puppy and then it gets a lot harder and more frustrating. This is understandable as there is a commonly held notion that it is impossible to train a dog that is younger than six months

Thankfully, this is not true. While there are certain skills that are beyond the reach of a puppy you can get started with their training as soon as you get them. You do need to do as much research as you can to make sure you are following the correct methods.

There are many different dog-training books, ebooks, websites, and other tutorials you can follow. An alternative is hiring an experienced professional instructor. Ask friends and family if they have any referrals for you.

Professional Trainers

Find a professional trainer in your area who has the experience to do the job. You do not need to find one that specializes in your breed. A good trainer with experience will be able to help any dog. An experienced trainer will know every trick in the book.

Don’t worry if you have a dog that is hard to train, there are methods out there for all of them. This will be hard work but the results are well worth the effort.


It is a huge responsibility to own and train a dog. As long as you go in with the right attitude you’ll find that it is a very rewarding experience. When you and your dog work together you’ll start to trust one another and enjoy each other’s company.

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