Getting A Puppy Start To Teach Yourself On How To Train Your New Puppy

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Getting A Puppy Start To Teach Yourself On How To Train Your New Puppy

by Ruth Bird

A puppy is a delightful addition to a home but most new owners do not realize the importance of training a dog and an unchecked puppy can grow into a disruptive and temperamental adult dog. Dog obedience training should begin as soon as the dog arrives at the home and continue persistently so that good behavior is reinforced and bad behavior is consistently forbidden. Before bringing the puppy home, the family must pre-determine the rules and make sure that these rules are adhered to by everyone. There are no days off when training dogs and good training will improve the dog?s bond and relationship with the entire family. The dog will learn to trust and obey their owner at every command and this leads to a well behaved, controllable dog.

Obedience training ensures that the dog knows to obey its master and can have important impacts on the safety of a dog. A well trained dog will never run wildly into traffic while on a walk with its owner because all that its master has to do to command respect and obedience is to utter a word, phrase or give a gesture. An untrained dog is liable to be uncontrollable and pose danger to itself and to others. An untrained dog may be unpredictable and have a tendency to jump at people, run across roads and even try to attack people or animals that it does not know. Training a dog is important in a number of ways as proper training can reduce the chances of a family becoming overwhelmed with the care of a disobedient dog and either neglecting or abandoning it. Obedient dogs are nicer to spend time with and can be trusted with the very young, elderly or infirm. They are less likely to destroy furniture, bark loudly or show hostility.

Dog training should be positive and rewarding for both owner and dog. When a dog completes a task successfully, he should receive a reward that will encourage him to repeat this learned behavior. Treats and tidbits are often the fastest way to entice a dog to perform a command and dog training can be successful if started at home although many people do not have enough time to dedicate to such hard core training. In many cases, professional obedience training classes are a better idea unless the owner has some experience or aid in training their dog.

Basic obedience training generally begins with simple commands such as ?sit? and ?stay? but more complicated commands are often taught at a later stage. Training a dog can have many avenues such as training him to behave well in social occasions, on a walk or in the home. The dog should be introduced to as many people and other dogs as possible and this is often achieved in busy parks or obedience classes. An owner should never train their dog to obey fear or anger but rather encourage them to learn self control for more positive reasons. Training a dog could prevent accidents and even save its life so it is important that it is accomplished as soon as possible.

Ruth is actively involved with the internet and she finds it very exciting. Her passions are people and pet health. She is a wife, a stepmom a dog owner and a business person. She is married for almost 30 years to Chris who has been, and still is, battling the monster MS. Two of her dogs are Certified Therapy Dogs. Her passions are dog care and dog training. She is currently working from her home.

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