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How to Train a Dog at Home: Tips and Recommendations

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By Gloria FloresPublished 4 years ago 3 min read
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If you want your dog to be smart, obedient, well-mannered, then you can not do without training. A dog that fits on command does not pull on a leash, sits down, walks, brings an aport item - the pride of its owner. But to achieve such results is possible only through long and hard training. And the sooner you start raising a puppy, the higher results you will make.

Train By Yourself Or Hire Specialist?

Of course, if you do not have time, opportunity or desire to deal with a dog, then it is better to turn to specialists, but if you have, then what could be better than a dog that his beloved owner personally train. A dog that has walked with you a long and challenging journey from a puppy to an adult obedient pet is best that you can strive for.

Before you begin any training, we advise you to think about how to protect the life of the animal from an accident. For example, you can buy insurance at this site for your dog breed, as some training programs require physical training. If it is difficult for your dog, you need to think about more straightforward programs to start with. But scheduled examinations by a doctor are mandatory in any case!

The Basics

Dog training should begin after you decide what you want to raise your pet for:

  • to protect the home,
  • to participate in exhibitions,
  • for sports competitions,
  • for official work.

The choice of a training program depends on this. But no matter what goals you pursue, the initial (general) course of obedience has been and remains the primary and mandatory for each city dog.

It is necessary to separate the concepts of training and education immediately. Issues like loud, uncontrollable barking or general bad behavior can not be resolved through training, and no specialist will help with these if you have not taught your dog good manners earlier. It will be challenging to teach your dog not to chase a cat or a cyclist or chew your shoes. Raising a puppy from an early age is the smartest decision you can make about the dog.

Now in the world, there are many different types and systems of dog training. Obedience is an essential section, which is present in all kinds of training. This is due to the fact that communication with a dog that does not know simple commands is very difficult or not possible at all, not to mention further training. Just as you can not study mathematics without knowing the multiplication table, you can not deal with a dog that does not fit the command "Come to me!" or doesn't stop its actions on the command "Do not!". The general training includes the commands needed in daily communication with the dog for seamless communication and are useful to both the person and the dog. These are the commands "Come to me!" "Do not!" "Place!" "Sit!" etc.

Puppies 3-4 months old are just starting to learn the world. They are very curious and easily perceive any training. Therefore, some owners ignore training at this age, believing that during this period, the training can negatively affect the fragile psyche of the puppy. On the contrary, this is an ideal time for mastering the simplest teams related to active actions.

So, it is necessary to engage in raising a dog from the first day of its appearance in your home. It is in your best interest to train an obedient dog, to what extent and in what way is up to you. As for the special types of training: whether or not to engage in them depends only on your desire and your dog capabilities.


About the Creator

Gloria Flores

I'm a blogger and usually, I write about animals and related topics. This is my great passion. I also work as a professional writer.

When I'm not working, I'm reading, shopping for hours in bookstores, or spending time with my family.

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