Training Tips from the Dog

Posted : Thursday 31st January 2013

Just like kids, dogs need a schedule
Like a temper tantrum toddler without structure in its life, a dog without a set schedule is bound to become irritable and act out.

Leadership is the foundation of training
Dog training relies on the presence of one pack leader.

Half the battle takes place in your mind
You must have unwavering mental strength and confidence to gain the trust and respect of your dog during training sessions.

Discipline and punishment are not synonymous
Invest heavily in dog training, and there will be no need for punishment.

A dog is a dog
Treating a dog in a humanized manner is perhaps the cardinal sin dog lovers commit.

Dogs need boundaries
Set boundaries in your home.

Consistency is key
It is easy to let a dog get away with eating off your plate "just this once," but in so doing, you are setting a dangerous precedent.

Get all family members on board
It takes a household to properly train a dog. You, your partner and all household members need to be on the same page when it comes to acceptable and unacceptable behavior.

Start today
It never is too early or too late to start working with a dog.

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