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Why Your Puppy Will Love Obedience Training

Despite their rambunctious behavior at times, puppies are eager to please and they desperately want your love and approval. Much like a newborn baby, puppies need to be taught right from wrong and they need to learn in a way that involves both patience and understanding. Not only can effective puppy training lead to a better relationship between you and your four-legged friend, but it may also save your pet's life one day.

One of the most popular types of puppy training techniques involves housebreaking, which will teach your pet the difference between his/her home and bathroom and why the distinction is so important. By nature, your puppy will not want to relieve itself in his/her home and will appreciate having a separate area for that sole purpose. When your puppy has structure, he/she will be much happier and healthier.

Obedience training is another important goal of many pet owners. Puppies are especially energetic and, if not trained properly at a young age, can grow into an unruly dog. In order to prevent this from happening, obedience training should begin as early as possible and may either be done by you at your home, or by an instructor. In many cases, your puppy will respond better to you and your commands because he/she is already familiar with you. If you enroll your pet in an obedience training class where other animals are present, your puppy may become anxious or disruptive. If possible, it's a good idea to train your pet at home by using your own puppy training techniques that will give you full control over methods and effectiveness.

When it comes to any type of training, your puppy will appreciate the ability to understand your commands. Dogs who never seem to obey their owners lack both discipline and structure. They may never understand the importance of "stay" in the face of oncoming traffic or the "off" command to be used to prevent your pet from jumping up on guests in your home. An unruly pet cannot be taken out in public, may never enjoy a stroll through the park and may have a very difficult time at the veterinarian's office. While your pup is young, he/she is small and will be controllable. The real problems start when a puppy grows up without being taught how to act in public, how to react to other animals and how to respond to your commands.

Puppy training is most effective when used in conjunction with the reward method. This involves giving your puppy a treat when he/she does something on command and should be followed by loving strokes and praise. Your puppy will learn to respond to the tone of your voice and he/she will love hearing positive tones because this means that you are pleased. Although they seem to be nothing more than a ball of energy at times, your puppy is really hoping for your approval. This desire will especially show through as he/she begins to mature and, with the proper training, your puppy will become very familiar with what "good dog" means. Not only that, but he/she will also know how to earn the title.

All About Dogs: Leash training protocols for older dogs, too

Question: I adopted an older dog who appears to sort of understand walking on the leash. Somebody already taught him to stay on my left hand side for example, but what do I need to be teaching him about the leash Answer: We've been talking about the ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 16:47:00 GMT

Dog training to become K-9 after being stabbed 13 times

A Mid-Michigan dog who endured a life of abuse is getting a second shot at a happy life. Remi was discovered last summer with severe injuries given to him at the hands of his former owner. Now, he has a new place to call home. He has even found his true ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:26:00 GMT

Dog Gone Problems: I need help potty training my Yorkie

Two weeks ago we adopted an 8-month-old Yorkie from a family who was getting rid of her because she could not be potty trained. Now that this has become my challenge, what can I do We take her outside and she just sits for up to 30. Then when she comes in ...

Published:  Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMT

He trained his girlfriend's dog to do a Nazi salute. He'll likely go to prison for it

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Published:  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:14:00 GMT

Need for foster dog parents grows for prison dog training program

The Can Do Canine Prison Dog Training program kicked off it's second year at the Jackson Correctional Facility. Now they're reaching out to the public for this support to keep the program going. While Lori Roy works at the facility, she has a four legged ...

Published:  Wed, 21 Mar 2018 13:16:00 GMT

Rescue dog looking for home after two years in Canton shelter

There is an adoption fee for Cesara, but the rescue said in this case, someone is sponsoring her, and that $450 will actually go toward additional training for this special dog and her new family. "Cesara has been through a lot and she's been in a shelter ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:56:00 GMT

10-year-old boy with diabetes got a dog who monitors his blood-sugar levels

The organization works with a prison system that uses the dog training as a work program for the prisoners. And then, the dogs are sent to families to get used to being in a home and school setting. A dog's expert nose is what allows Einstein to be ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:55:00 GMT

United CEO on dog's death in overhead bin: 'We got it wrong'

The airline says that the unidentified employee did not understand that there was actually a dog inside the carrier, a story the family and other passengers say is not true. He added that United will be putting thousands of workers through a new training ...

Published:  Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:13:00 GMT

Help find missing search and rescue dog, 'Trick'

The search is on for a dog trained to do just A West Mobile family is looking for their dog"Trick," who is training to be a search and rescue dog. He ran away Friday night from the Alpine Hills neighborhood. Trick's owner, Winona Leard ...

Published:  Tue, 20 Mar 2018 20:24:00 GMT

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Published:  Wed, 21 Mar 2018 23:12:00 GMT

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