Dog training tips can come in handy when you first bring home your new family member. It is a very exciting thing at first. If they are puppies, you may be temped to cuddle and swoon over them, because they are so cute and adorable. That is ok for a few minutes, but don’t let it continue. (This is really important to having a well behaved dog). I know; I learned the hard way. Right after feeding and giving them clean water, the most important issue is to set the house rules right away and stick to them.
You have probably heard the statement that dogs work on the ‘pack system.’ This means that your new dog will look around to find a leader in your home. That should be you. If it isn’t, sooner rather than later your dog will take on the leadership role. When this happens you can quickly have problems. A dog that thinks it is the boss, will not obey, may become aggressive even with you and will become difficult to live with. Below are some dog training tips to help you be the boss in your home.
Before you even go to pick up your new dog and bring them home, there are some things that you must do. You will need to purchase a dog crate. This will be your dog’s new home within your home. I used to think that crate training was cruel and unusual punishment for a dog. Again, I learned the hard way, that this is the best way to do dog training in your home.
There are basically two main types of crates to use for dog training:
Along with the crate, you will need to get a feeding bowl
and a water dish. Decide on the type of food you will feed your dog and have it
all ready to go before your dog comes home. If they are not potty trained you
may want to pick up an extra supply of paper towels. To learn about other dog training tips follow the links below.
Dog Behavior Problems
Aggressive Dog Behavior-Dog Aggression
Barking Dog Problem
Basic Dog Training
Traveling with Your Dog
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