Dog training is an importance aspect of pet ownership that helps to nurture and develop a strong human animal bond between the pet and their owner. Training is not a tool used to exert domination over a pet, but rather to teach your pet socially acceptable behaviors as well as to make your pet a safer and more pleasant companion.
Pets that have been introduced to the basic elements of training are much more docile and disciplined animals that can follow simple commands and are more likely to stay out of trouble. Consider their untrained counterparts, who having no exposure to training are much more difficult to control and can pose a serious threat not only to themselves but to their family members as well as others in the public.
A well-trained dog will not run out into the street, chase another animal, or be aggressive towards other animals or people. This is especially important for larger animals that can be capable of causing damage or injury. Dog training is recommended for every household that owns a dog, regardless of the dog breed.
Dog training is not easy, but consistency and patience are necessary to ensure that your dog learns your commands quickly and more effectively. Most dog owners can institute a basic training program that consists of obedience training, leash training and potty training while their puppies are young. It is important to start basic training early in your pets' life because it is much harder to train an adult dog.
Starting with basic obedience, your puppy should be able to recognize his/her own name and respond when called. Using a verbal command like "come" while calling their name will teach them the most basic form of obedience. Gradually you can advance to more complicated commands like "sit" and "stay."
Training can and should be a fun experience for you and your pet. Giving pets a small reward (like a good scratch behind the ears or small treat) during the initial stages of training will reinforce their behavior and make them more eager to please their owner by correctly following instructions.
Leash training is an important aspect of training your pet. Leash training is essential to provide a safe walking experience for you and your dog. An animal that is properly trained to walk on a leash is much easier to control. Imagine taking our dog to the veterinarian for a routine visit. The untrained animal is more likely to attempt an escape while the well-trained animal will walk through the door, at their owner's side with confidence and less fear. Leash training is also beneficial simply because walking is a healthy exercise for both the dog and their owner.
Potty training which can be extremely frustrating for some pet owners is one of the most important parts of training. There are several methods that can be used to train a puppy where to eliminate appropriately such as the crate method or puppy pads. The type of training used depends on the animal's personality type as well as what the owner feels comfortable with.
If you need tips on potty training your puppy you can consult with your veterinarian, as well as use other resources such as training books and the Internet for ideas of training that may better suit your lifestyle. It is essential for pet owners to know that just like children pets need to be potty trained.
Whichever method of potty training you use with your pet it should never involve physical punishment. It creates an unhealthy relationship with the pet. Pets respond better to praise and wanting to please their owners so it's best to use a reward system.
Some people may not think that dog training is important especially if their dogs live outside or if they are used for the purposes of being an alarm or guard dog. Regardless of where your dog lives or what they are used for, be it companionship or protection, it is important for them to know who is in charge and that they are able and willing to follow commands. It is important that they are well trained to know how to act appropriately in social situations. A well-trained dog is much easier to live with and communicate with.