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Teaching Your Dog To Listen To Orders Is Not Hard

That puppy is so cute and our little child will just love it for her birthday. Have you, or someone you know, ever said that and then you get home with the little fuzz ball and all the accoutrements and wonder what in the world now? Why, training of course. This article can give you a few tips for getting started.

When house training your new puppy, try hanging a string of bells on the front door. Every time you take the puppy outside to go potty, nudge the bells with the puppy’s foot. Eventually, the puppy will ring the bells on his own to go outside, saving you the frustration of missed signals.

When you do give your dog correction verbally, make those corrections short, sharp and to the point. Do not drag on in a rant to your dog about how bad they are. Simply say no, and direct them to what you want them to do instead. Also make sure that the volume of your voice commands their attention and lets them know that you mean business.

If you leave your dog outside provide shelter. Dogs will dig to create a shelter if left outside to stay cool in the summer and to warm up in the winter. You can stop the dog from digging up the yard by creating a shady spot for him or installing a doggy door so he can go in and out of the house or garage.

To train a dog careful thought is required by the owner. Before beginning to train a dog one should plan out what their command words are going to be to be the most effective. Words that are not commonly used will help them stick out for the dog. If one knows another language that can also offer more words and sounds to use in training the dog.

Listen to professional advice. If you adopt a dog from a shelter or a rescue organization, listen to their advice. More often than not, they will have spent a lot of time with the dog, and will know the best method to train him. Some shelter dogs are very skittish, and require extra care when trying to train them, especially if they have been previously mistreated.

Until your dog is well trained, training should be constant. If you are unsure that your dog will follow any command that you give, training is not done. Every interaction with your dog should be approached from a dominant, training standpoint. You should consistently teach your dog that you are in control, much like a true pack leader does.

Consider joining a simple puppy obedience class when you get a new dog. These classes won’t teach your dog everything he or she will ever need to know, but it’s a good start to basic commands for your new fuzzy friend. Remember, though, puppies will need to be vaccinated before they can socialize with other dogs at puppy obedience class!

Even if your dog is extremely unruly at the moment, do not despair. Most dogs can be trained with a proper technique and a little perseverance. Make use of the tips you just read to minimize the hardship involved in training your dog while maximizing the results at the same time.

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This post was written by TKB_Editor on April 7, 2012

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