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Quick And Easy Ways To Correctly Train Your Dog

One extremely annoying, but very natural, dog trait is incessant barking. This not only can be a disruption for you, but also will prove to be a nuisance for your neighbors. This article will go in depth regarding why your dog barks, and what are the best ways to prevent unwanted barking.

One tip to keep in mind when training your dog is to never play tug-of-war style games with it. This only enforces aggressive behavior – something that you rarely wish to bring out in your dog. This can involve anything from pulling on a bone in your dog’s mouth to playing with a toy. You also run the risk of injuring your dog with excessive force.

If you are tired of finding that your new pair of shoes has become a chewed up drool-covered dog toy, it is probably time to invest in chew toys. Chew toys are a great way for dogs to fulfill their urge to chew, while not ruining your things. For an even more enticing chew toy, buy one that you fill with peanut butter or treats, which will make him more likely to choose the toy over your shoes.

When your puppy is 7 to 12 weeks old this is known as the “fear-imprint period’. If your puppy experiences trauma at this time, he may have the fear associated with this trauma for the rest of his life. Because of this, your puppy’s early weeks should include human contact, and contact with other animals. It should also be a positive experience for him, with little punishing, if any at all.

Always be kind and patient with your dog. Understand that training dogs can be frustrating since some dogs have a more difficult time learning obedience than others. Always try not to lose your temper and resist the urge to scream or shout at your dog. Also, never hit your dog as this will only serve to confuse it and will actually make training more difficult.

Does your dog jump up on you? Simply turn your back to your dog for a few seconds when she jumps up. Most dogs will quickly learn that jumping up makes you ignore them, but when they have all four feet on the floor, then you pay attention to them.

To make housebreaking a new puppy easier, keep the puppy on leash inside the house. By keeping the puppy leashed to you, he can’t sneak off to another room and have a potty accident while out of sight. By minimizing the number of accidents he can have in the house, you will help him learn that the correct place to potty is outside.

To reduce the barking of your dog, try getting them used to what causes the barking in the first place. It can be a sound, or being face to face with other people or other animals. Your dog will understand that there is no need to bark in these situations.

One of the worst distractions for your dog can be hormones, which mean neutering or spaying your pet is essential. When dogs are encumbered with hormones, they have trouble focusing on training and leadership from you. With this distraction removed you will have a more docile and receptive pet willing to follow your lead.

In conclusion, nobody wants to hear your dog bark. There are many different reasons why your dog barks, and it is important to understand the root cause. As long as you follow the tips and tricks in this article, you should be able to reduce or eliminate unwanted barking from your dog.

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This post was written by TKB_Editor on April 11, 2012

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