Saturday, July 17, 2010

Does Your Dog Have Obedience Problems?

Having a well-behaved dog adds to your happiness, while having a naughty and disobedient pet can really add stress to your life. Sometimes it's hard to assess the obedience of your pet if you really love him or her.

If you wonder if your pet could benefit from a dog training session, here are some questions to ask yourself:
1- When you call your dog, how long do you have to wait until he comes?
2- Does your dog pull on the leash when you take him or her for a walk?
3- If given the chance, does your dog escape from the house or yard and run away from you?
4- Does your dog...

a. Fight with other animals often?

b. Bite people, children, or other animals?

c. Chew hoses, sofa cushions, shoes, or other undesirable items when you are not looking?

d. Have accidents in the house sometimes?

e. Get into garbage cans if the opportunity arises?

f. Leap up after you tell him to stay?

g. Jump up to greet you or strangers, putting his paws on you?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, your dog would benefit from some intensive canine obedience training. If your dog continues in his or her ways and misbehavior isn't corrected, this isn't good for you or your dog. The biggest question is if you always enjoy every moment you spend with your pet. If you don't, then it might be a good idea to find a qualified dog trainer in your area.

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