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Dog Training Tips
I am here to share with you all my experience in dog training. Here, some tips are useful because I went through the whole dog training process. Currently, I own a big Golden Retriever, its name is Bob. It is a male dog. I bought him home 3 months ago while he was only 3 months old puppy. I fall in love to him at the first sight I saw him. Its golden hair and a cute reaction attract me the most. I still remember that the time when I first saw him, he just stuck in my body and did not move away from me. It just followed wherever I go. When he was 6 months old dog, I am so worry about his behavior that showed because bob behave very well when he is with me inside the house. Unfortunately, if it is in the public, his behavior is very scary and troublesome. He will bark whoever person that come near him and not friendly to them. I cannot do anything except pulling his collar and I know it was hurt. I was so sad and embarrassing when I saw his condition at that time. Therefore, I share my problem with some other dog lovers in one dog training forum in order to found out some dog training tips, and they suggested me a dog training guidance that written by a well-experienced dog star trainer from Hollywood. At that moment, I am so persistent to train bob to become a nice behave dog in the public, so I decided to buy that book to gain some dog training tips in overcoming Bob's problem.
I started to read through the whole book and found out there are so many tips in training our dog to behave and others actions. I was so amazed at the tips that written inside this book. So, I am here to share some of the dog training tips that I have learned. In order to overcome Bob's problem, it must be trained how to socialize first in public. Socialization is one of the most important aspects in having a well-behaved dog. Those dogs which are not well trained and socialized properly may exhibit all sorts of behavior problems ranging from fear and nervous, to dominant behavior or even aggression. That was shown by Bob who lack of a proper dog training program.
This is the primary tip to properly train our pet. The tip can improve their socialization skill no matter how old is the dog, or whether recently adopted. The tip that we can do in training our dog is to take our dog out, off of our property on a regular basis. Bring the dog to walks around the neighborhood, trips in the car, bringing our dog to the park, a stroll around downtown or to the pet supply store. Our dog should have the opportunity to expose to lots of people, dogs, bicycles and various other stimuli. Other important tips to socialize our dog is to let our dog expose some other things including things around the home such as household appliances, visitors, neighborhood children and other normal daily occurrences, such as neighbors being in their yard or putting out their trash, the letter carrier, etc. The tip here is, training can be run also when we and our dog are together, be sure to watch your dog's reaction carefully. For example, if we drop a few pieces of newspaper on the floor and it makes a loud sound, what does your dog do? A fearful reaction would be to run and hide, a dominant reaction would be to run up and jump on the newspaper, and a neutral (best possible) reaction would be to walk up to the newspaper and curiously smell it. Here, no matter how our dog responds, the most important thing is our reaction that will help reinforce or correct our dog's behavior. If our dog is hiding from or attacking the magazine, you'll want to train him that this is not the proper response, and if your dog is curiously sniffing it you'll want to reinforce with praise. This tip is an effective and efficient training for dogs.
Here, the obedience training is also important to our dog to behave nicely and more socialize. Simple tip is by working on basic commands such as "heel," "sit," "down," "stay" and "come," our dog will already know what "no" and "good dog" mean, and it will be much easier to understand what we're trying to teach about socialization and other things in day-to-day life. For example, if our dog was hiding, an appropriate response would be for us to correct "no" and then have our dog walk past, sit, and stay near the newspaper, followed by praise. If our dog was attacking the newspaper, you would correct "no" and then use obedience commands to train our dog to stay calm with it every time it exist. Of course, a calm reaction of sniffing the book curiously should be praised generously. With consistency, praise, obedience training and appropriate redirection, our dog can be a well adjusted and properly socialized pet! After followed the training process a few time with the instruction of the useful dog training tips, Bob started to becoming well behave in public. Now, I am still training on Bob to become a well-behave and knowledgeable dog. Every time my friend praised Bob on his behavior, I am so proud of him and myself. These dog training tips are really helping me to overcome Bob's problem.
Sharon is an ordinary woman who likes dog very much. Her dog, Bob could not behave nicely when in the public area. With the help of the book, Bob finally get through the fear and can behave in public well. Here are some of the benefits that author might wanting to share with reader: 1. It's all presented in plain English
2. The tone of your voice is crucial when training your dog. Therefore, you will hear exactly what to say and how to say it.
3. The lessons are for everyone, from a newbie to an expert in giving dog training.
4. Save time from attending the night dog school for obedience training. An ideal lesson should be SHORT (15-25 Minutes MAX).
5. These lessons are built around rewards, treats and FUN!
6. All information is available instantly in concise, simple, easy-to-follow steps.
7. These courses are designed for life with a dog daily.
8. Each lesson comes with complete pictures and audio. You can play the key areas over and over again until you gain the full understanding on each method.
9. There is not outdated information. All the lessons are latest dog and puppy training method.
10. All of the information you need to train your dog in how to behave in any situation is included in each individual training program.
For more information, go to this link: http://www.clickaudit.com/goto/?37904
To your success,
20 Nov 2006
An ordinary woman who owns a dog named Bob. Unfortunately, Bob could not behave nicely when he is in public. Therefore, Sharon need to find out some guidelines to teach Bob to behave in a better manner.
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Why the Dachshund Isn't Your Average Hot Dog?
Dachshunds make an affectionate and faithful family pet when you know hoe to look after them...
The Dachshund (pronounced "Dacks-hund") commonly known as the "wiener dog" because of their elongated body, is a wonderful companion with a keen sense of smell. Dachshunds have impeccable smellers because they were originally developed in Germany in the 15th century to track badgers. In fact, the name Dachshund is German meaning "Badger Dog".
Although bred for hunting, Dachshunds are incredibly loveable and enjoy being around people, especially their family. Sometimes this breed can be timid around strangers, and aggressive towards their fellow canines. They can tolerate considerate children, but are best with older kids (ages 10 and up). In addition, this breed can be temperamental, have a strong personality, and is sometimes quick to bite. They should never be trusted around rodent family pets.
Dachshunds like to bark and produce quite a loud sound for their size. They will alert their owners to the presence of strangers making them a pretty good watch dog.
Dachshunds love taking long walks and enjoy the great outdoors. Unfortunately, their love for the outdoors is also displayed in their passion for digging. The Dachshund is prone to digging because his job when tracking badgers was to borrow underground after them. This is also why his body is uniquely shaped. Therefore, digging is one of his natural instincts. Hence, you should make sure when you walk your Dachshund that you keep him on a leash, so he doesn't run after a squirrel or another rodent.
Even though the Dachshund dog has a long body, he has very short legs and only stands between 5 - 10 inches at the withers. His ideal weight is anywhere from 15 - 25 pounds. His weight should be monitored as he can easily gain weight from being overfed and becoming inactive. Overall, the Dachshund is a healthy breed and has a life expectancy of 12 - 15 years.
Nevertheless, because of his distinctive body shape, Dachshunds are prone to spinal problems and should be discouraged from climbing stairs, jumping up on curbs and furniture. Many Dachshund owners assist their pets by providing them ramps that allow them to easily go up and down without putting the stress on their back that jumping would cause.
It is interesting to note that many people who are interested in owning a Dachshund, are not aware that this breed actually comes in three different coat varieties: smooth hair (most popular), wire haired and long haired.
The long haired variety requires daily brushing and the wire haired needs to be professionally clipped at least twice a year. However, regardless of the type of coat, all are average shedders and the coats are available in two solid colors of tan or yellow; bi-coloring that can include black, gray, brown, and a bright shade of chestnut; and piebald, speckle streaked and harlequin.
As was previously mentioned, the Dachshund loves his owner. That being said, if dominance training is not established when Dachshunds are puppies, they will attempt to control their owner. They have an extremely bold and proud personality. They are known to be highly tenacious, particularly when it comes to training, and they will test their owner's patience during this process in an attempt to gain control.
Nonetheless, when they are effectively trained and made an active part of the family, the Dachshund is an affectionate and faithful pal that will be loyal all the days of his life.
By, Richard Cussons
23 Nov 2006
Richard Cussons cares about all dogs and the Dachshund is a favorite. You can find out more about Dachshunds at the Dachshund Savvy website.