A dog that exhibits good behavior and understands its place is a dog owner’s dream but sometimes, not the reality. A number of dogs will jump on anybody who is near while others show hostility towards other animals or strangers. Those behaviors can have some useful function sometimes, the desire of most people is for their dog to be calm in all situations.
Do we absolutely have to train our dogs? Most dog owners would share my opinion that it is very important. It is clear that a well-mannered dog is ideal, but a lot of owners feel strapped for time to do the training and the money to hire it out. Some owners don’t want to worry about the problem of dog training, whether they hire a professional or train the dog themselves. What happens is that the dog sometimes appears out of control and may frighten strangers or even members of the family. The safety of the dog and others is most important; therefore, training your dog is vital.
Inexpensive dog training equipment you purchase yourself can make training your dog a little easier.
Straining on the leash when walking is a dog’s way of letting you know it feels it is in charge and you are just following. These kinds of dogs will do anything they want while out walking: chase other dogs or cats, chase birds and pretty much ignore their owner. Owners of these types of dogs get pulled and dragged while the dog wanders in any direction it pleases.
Walking harnesses today are created so that it is uncomfortable when your dog pulls on it. The harness fits snugly against your dog’s body and neck (but without choking) and puts uncomfortable pressure against the dog’s armpits whenever it pulls against its lead. When the dog stops pulling, the pressure stops. This way, the dog will stay close to its owner. This kind of leash doesn’t require much skill and often results in a great improvement.
Rewarding the dog for appropriate behavior is done simply by giving it extra attention. But what can you do to help curtail a dog’s bad behavior?
It is nearly impossible to communicate with your dog while it is misbehaving, which is the most difficult part of changing bad behavior. When a dog is misbehaving, most people say “No!” which works up to a point.
There is a terrific training device that gives the essentials to dogs when they are misbehaving. All you need is a collection of Dog Training Discs.
Each time the dog misbehaves, fling the disc to the ground and say “No!” As the discs bang around together, they will startle your dog no matter what and when that sound is combined with the word “No!”, it sends a powerful message to your dog. The dog will soon correlate the discs and the command “No!” In fact, your dog will soon respond to the command of “No!” as it would when it hears the discs hit the ground.
Without spending a lot of money, your dog training just became a lot easier with these two devices. If you have a dog, see if you can find some time for training. Read a couple of books on the subject or find a course in your area.
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