After I adopted my first puppy, I didn't train him very well. I was too afraid of him getting "mad at me" to scold him when he did naughty puppy things, like chewing up my shoes. I thought he would grow out of some of his bad habits, but it didn't seem like he was. I asked another dog owner at the dog park for advice, and he told me that dogs really enjoy being trained, and proper training actually makes them happier. After that conversation, I started taking my dog to a local training center and he seemed to really love being there! He soon stopped his bad habits and even learned fun tricks. I want to share my dog training tips with anyone out there who needs them and help everyone learn that a well-trained pet is a happy pet!
24 April 2017
One common issue that can affect even well-trained dogs is excessive barking. Some barking is natural and even beneficial- after all, you probably want your dog to bark to alert you of an intruder or other emergency. But when a dog barks all the time and won't stop even when you use training commands, it's time to intervene. Here are four tips for correcting this unwanted behavior and minimizing your dog's barking:
4 April 2017
Just because you have a dog at home doesn't mean you can't ever leave the house. If you have family that is willing to watch your furry friend, that's wonderful. Even if you have a friend nearby that can take care of your pal for you while you're away, that's great. But most times, it can be difficult to find someone to watch your pooch while you are away, without having to worry about that person taking as good of care of your pal as you would.