Your dog is very similar to you, in that you both can feel stress or anxiety, illness or pain, loneliness or frustration. But, unlike you, it can be difficult for your pup to let you know he is in distress.
Socializing your puppy is not only important to him/her, but it’s important to you, your family, other dogs or animals, and to other people. It’s important because it ensures your puppy can become a confident and friendly adult.
Whether you have a new puppy that has had no training or a more mature dog who needs a training “refresher” course, you’ll need to make the decision of who will be doing the training…will it be you or will it be a professional?
Throughout the day, there are things you need to communicate with your dog…things to keep him/her safe, things to keep your things safe from him, and just practical commands in general. In this article, we’ll give tips about 4 of those practical training practices.
Our goal with this training lesson is to teach your dog to sit patiently for you while you are attaching his leash. This is a great lesson to teach your dog self-control…
Fears can be reduced and/or eliminated by counter conditioning. It is important that you approach this process with an attitude of calmness and patience. Remember…slow progress is progress!