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Show Your Dog You Care, Implement A Training Routine Today!

Training a dog is an endeavor which requires a plethora of patience, but if done correctly is also immensely rewarding. In all my life I have known no feeling like companionship greater than that feeling I have with my two dogs. If you’re interested in learning more, read this article.

Physical punishment does not work, and can hinder training. Never ever hit your dog, especially when training. While it may appear to work because the dog stops the behavior, in reality they have only learned to fear you and not do that behavior in your presence. So toss out that rolled up newspaper and break out some tasty treats instead.

Part of a successful dog training program is to keep the dog healthy. Your pet cannot respond to you well if it is feeling poorly. Make sure to take your dog to the veterinarian for regular checkups or for any illnesses that might arise. While you are there, get a microchip implanted in case you ever lose track of your precious pet.

You need to recognize when your dog is indeed behaving like you want them to. Do your best to reinforce any desirable behavior that you see when they are behaving the way that you intend for them to behave. By reinforcing what is right, it will help the dog develop good habits and start acting that way regularly.

In order to properly train your dog you must understand how your actions affect your dog. Self awareness is vital if you want to ensure success with training your dog. If you do not understand how your actions affect others, there is no way you can have success with training your dog.

To help train your dog, you must be consistent in your use of commands. Your dog will remember the way a command sounds, not the context of the command. For example, if you wish to use the command “come” to summon the dog, only use that command. Do not use a command “here”, or “get over here” and expect the same result.

Puppies tend to nip as a way of communicating, and this should be curbed. It is normally a signal that they want to play. If you observe a puppy with his litter mates, this is the way that they interact with each other. When your puppy nips you, say ‘no’ firmly, and immediately give him a toy to play with.

Some dogs are so scared of thunderstorms that they are literally a danger to themselves. If your dog has an extreme fear of thunder, speak to your veterinarian. Your veterinarian may recommend and prescribe a mild sedative to give your dog before a storm rolls in. This is often a last-ditch effort when behavior modification cannot handle the problem alone, but it is often beneficial to a dog’s quality of life if the problem is severe enough.

This article hopefully gave you some tips and ideas on how to train your dog. As they are still animals at heart it does take a little work, and a little technique. However, there is a lot of useful information from this article that can get you started on training your dog.