Dog Training

Saturday, September 16, 2006

How To Train Your Dog In Five Easy Steps

Have you noticed that being around a dog that is trained islovely to be around?

Dogs that are trained are less likely to jump up on people, andare less at risk of biting someone. Their manners are very calmin nature and don't get distracted in most environments.

It is important to train your dog with the goal to teach themlimitations, thus making them more relaxed around humans. Onthe internet there are so many hundreds of dog trainingprograms and as many professional dog trainers. However, it ishard to tell which are professional and which give real valueto training your dog.

The best way to find a good trainer is to ask your friends andfamily if they know a good dog trainer. Once you have found atrainer, ask them what method of training they teach and howlong they have been instructing. There are tons of trainingmethods for dogs that do not apply to the times of today. Askthe trainer what method they use, why they use it, and what thebenefits of it are. No question is stupid because you arethinking of your dogs best interest.

Whether you train your dog yourself or find a professional,teaching your dog commands and socializing it is important.Areas to cover in training include:

1. Learning the sit command. Normally this is the first thingthat new dog owners teach their puppies and dogs.

2. Interacting with other dogs. Helping your dog socialize withother dogs is great at dog parks and also in a dog trainingclass.

3. Socializing to strangers. Dogs love humans and getting themacquainted with more humans makes it easier to interact withstrangers.

4. Dog Leash walking at your pace. This is important that yourdog learns who is the boss by you regulating the speed of thedo walks.

5. Learning the stay command: This command is important foryour dog to master in different environment obstacles.

There are many benefits to having a well-trained dog. But itdoesn't necessarily mean the dog will not develop behavioralproblems down the road. Being around a well-trained dog is ajoy and it strengthens the human-animal bond.

By: Charles Edwin


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