This is my first attempt at blogging but we hope to announce great tips along the way as well as events. Please keep it nice on my page, nasties will be removed!(and remember I have three big dogs)(just kidding)
Your dog is part of your family. Dog training should be made to be fun and all family members encouraged to participate! It should not be viewed as a chore. We don’t expect our children to understand and know what a potty is before we start training so how can you expect a puppy to? An older dog that is rescued may have never been taught manners. You can’t get frustrated with that. Patience is needed while training dogs as well as time commitment. Training once a week an hour before class just doesn’t cut it. During training phases, you have to practice every day, sometimes twice a day and always praise compliance. Your dog wants to work for you, he just needs you to show him kindly what to do.
People always say they are too rushed for time to train their dog. I say well everyone watches a few hours of tv a night usually, why not take an hour for your dog? Why not unwind after work and yack to your dog about your boss, he doesn’t care, he is getting exercise. Why not get up half hour early and get some fresh air? Both are great for your well being as well as your dog.
But here is the real kicker…perhaps before people consider getting a dog they should consider their lifestyle. A crated dog all day is eager for human attention and then you get home and are too busy for him! Totally unfair!
Thanks for reading!