DIY Dog Training

DIY Dog Training

With all the activity on the agenda, we don't always have time for a new roommate. Amongst the usual activities such as work and school, we are all occupied by festivities, shopping, and the family trips.

Adopting a dog is a wonderful feeling, especially when their happy tail and bottom wag around to find that they've finally joined their new family. But while the initial introductions are an awesome experience, adjusting to their new environment and new friends will still take a little time. That's why it's important as your dog's new and loving owner to ensure that you welcome your dog into their new home as smoothly as possible.

Before you can get into teaching your dog the five basic obedience commands such as sit, stay, heel, down and come, you need to show your dog what actions are acceptable, and what actions are not.

Remember that all said and done, your dog is an animal and that he's going to follow his animal instincts unless he's taught otherwise. Getting angry at your dog doesn't help as that is probably going to leave him confused and probably frustrated. Your dog also needs to recognize that you are the person who's calling the shots and learn to obey you always. So train your dog by teaching him. Use a mixture of rewards and punishments by all means, but let the rules of the game be clear. Also use punishments sparingly. It would help you retain the value of the punishment, which will be lost if it is too frequent. This is true not only for potty training but training your dog in general.

If you are like me, you surely feel frustrating when you witness that your dog goes outside, does his business, and then he quickly goes into the bathroom every time he gets inside your home. I do not like this, and I think you also do not like this. However, if the dog keeps doing this over and over, you should find a way to stop him from doing this constantly. This article aims to show you the reasons that cause your lovely pet to do this as well as what you should do to keep him from doing this again and again.

Dogs are smart animals, however, their minds think differently from humans. Your dog will understand that you're upset at them but will have no clue why. When this happens your dog will resort to defecating in the house when you're not looking. This defeats the point of housebreaking.

The inside of a dog's nose is sensitive and is easily damaged. If you are sure that there is something lodged in your dog's nostril, you should not try to remove it. The object may be too far back and must be sedated or anesthetized in order to remove it.