Choosing A Great Obedience School For Your Dog

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If you wish to have a very well-trained dog, better start dog training early while your pet is still a puppy. As your pet grows older, the more he or she will exhibit mastery of your command since training started early. Your dog will instantly be accepted as member of your family if he learns to obey quickly and properly.

Training dogs is a fun activity and you need to ensure that the dog enjoys the time during the training. You need to make sure that your bonding with the dog does not hamper during the training. You need not be rash and avoid shouting on the dog, if he is not able to perform certain task.

'Sit' command: Training your dog to sit when commanded is a good starting point for obedience training. It is a simple command that most puppies and dogs learn quickly. It will enhance your dog's confidence and make a good foundation for more advance skills. Training your dog to sit starts to instill an obedient behavior that you can expect to remain with your dog into the future. For example, if your dog likes to greet visitors by running to them as the door opens, then you can regain control of his behavior by employing the "Sit" command. Before training your dog to sit (or before starting any obedience training) ensure that your dog is comfortable around you. You can check whether your dog is in his comfort zone by whether he lets you touch him or if he is already attentive to you.

Habit of barking that has built up over months, even years. This is the worst of the lot. These reactive dogs just bark anywhere and everywhere. At the gate, along the fence, in the house, some just sit in a quiet spot and bark for the fun of barking.

If your dog don't have the appetite to eat, sleeps too much, have no interest in playing or showing aggressive behavior, this does not mean that he's depressed. There are many other reasons why your pet is displaying such behaviors.

Call your puppy's name or use a commanding tone when the dog wonders or if he why does my dog bark at other dogs not maintain the same walking pace as you. After you give a second command, pat your side gently and offer praise to your dog. When training a dog, it is important to praise often so that your dog knows the behaviors that he needs to display in order to get praise and/or a treat. Dogs thrive with praise.

There are some other things which are needed to teach a dog. They may be like how to behave in a morning walk, to whom to bark and to whom not to, how to pick the ball in the park. This all comes in the dog obedience training and just like we learn things in the successive classes a dog learns them with the passing time.

It is true that some dogs are harder to train than others but there is no dog that cannot be trained. The main secret to dog obedience training is patience. The process can take months but remember the rewards both you and your dog will reap afterward.

And then of course there are what the professionals call 'reactive barkers.' These dogs will bark at anything and everything. If the doorbell rings, it barks. If you sit down on a chair, it barks. If you take a hat off, it barks. This means your dog might actually have a problem that only a veterinarian can diagnose and solve.