Teaching your dog the command “sit” and the proper response is likely to be the first thing he is taught. Puppies can begin being trained on how to sit as soon as he is comfortable and adjusted to his new home. The command “sit” is a very important lesson to teach your dog and will come in handy many times.Continue reading
Having a dog that jumps up on visitors can be embarrassing, frustrating and just a general pain. Many of us don’t realize that we ourselves encourage this behavior.
Think of the last time you came home from work and your excited little dog ran up to you. He probably jumped up on you and you probably cooed and praised him for missing you. It’s a good feeling to get that sort of attention from your animal but it’s a habit you’ve got to break if you don’t want him doing the same thing to visitors in your home.
Many people want to start training their puppy right away. One reason for this is because the puppy might be doing things that are less than desirable; another is because it is a great way to bond with each other. Even so, your puppy should have some freedom until it’s about 4 to 6 months old.Continue reading
You know that when you’re not home, your dog misses you. He always greets you when you’re back and he can sometimes be found expressing his frustration about not being around you by tearing things up around the home, digging, chewing or using the restroom in inappropriate places. These events can mean a variety of things, but in your dog’s case do they mean that they have separation anxiety or are they just bored and misbehaving?Continue reading
Dog training is one of the most helpful and exciting things you can do with your pet. When you train your dog you are teaching them to perform certain actions or behaviors according to your signal or the circumstance. If you have a dog, this should be something you focus on.Continue reading
Adopting a puppy and having a child are two very similar things. Both bring a new family member into your household and both come with major responsibilities. Both babies and puppies must be fed, bathed, cleaned up after, trained to behave well and loved. Both require much time, effort, money and affection. When bringing a baby into your house, your pet can be very similar to a sibling in that he may feel deprived of attention or jealous.Continue reading
Housebreaking your animal is one of the challenging things an owner faces with a new puppy. Training your animal correctly requires consistency, dedication and patience. Even when you are frustrated with your dog, remember that the house training process is a commitment you have made to your animal and once you complete it, you and your animal will be so much happier and closer.Continue reading