Category Archives: Pet Training
One of the first lessons that needed to be taught to a dog is how to sit. Teaching a dog to sit will take both practice and patience until the dog will be able to get this right.
The owner should stand in front of the dog and perhaps pat it on the head. The animal will think this is a game but the person should make the pet understand that this is a lesson.
The individual should tell the dog to sit. If there is no response, one should gently push the lower body downward into a sitting position.
It will be a good idea to have some food around which will be given only when the pet accomplishes the task. A good pat and saying “good job” will also make this happen. This is called reinforcement theory that can be used to let the dog follow any command.
The same instructions can be given even without saying a word. The dog lover can carry the food bowl and this should only be given when the animal has sat down properly.
People will notice that some dogs are able to see better than hear instructions. If listening to commands is a problem, the same thing can be taught using hand signals.
There are nearly as many dog training methods as there are dog trainers; but, there are some basic elements that all successful dog training methods have in common. Follow these tips when training your canine companion and you’ll be well on the road to having a well trained dog who is a source of great enjoyment and pride. But remember, dog training isn’t instantaneous – it is ongoing. Even when your pooch has acquired a desirable behavior it is still important to reinforce the behavior on a regular basis. Here are 10 of the most important tips to keep in mind when dog training:
How to train your cat to do simple tricks:
Most cats require little training-they prefer to train themselves. Will they do tricks? Some will and some won’t. But if they won’t, it’s not because they’re not smart enough-it’s because they simply don’t want to! And if you’re determined to have a stunt cat, you’ve got to make your cat want to. Cats will not perform to please you. And they cannot be coaxed with fear or trickery. If you want to work with your cat, approach him when he is in the mood to come to you for play or affection.
by Don Sloan
The Sit Command is one of the easiest commands to teach your dog during dog training. The reason? It involves tactile (touch), the leash and collar combo, and praise (one of the most important ingredients in dog training).
Here’s the basic routine for the “Sit” command: position your dog by your left side, with the “pinch” collar (or the collar of your choice) in place around your dog’s neck. Your dog probably will be standing on your left, tongue hanging out, wondering what’s next. Yup, yup – what’s next?
Potty training a dog is one of the most frustrating things you will have to do. Take heart in the fact that once your dog gets the potty training, you won’t have to teach it again. In many ways, potty training can be rewarding too. Not only can you help your pets to stop making messes on your favorite carpeting, but you can develop a strong relationship of trust and bonding with them to.
Here are 5 steps to make potty training successful in your home.
1.Use a crate. Crate training is very effective. A crate is used to allow your pet to have a place to sleep and teaches them to control their bladder. They won’t soil their bedding. Then, when it is time to get up and go out, you can easily do just that. The dog learns from the start that you control potty time.
The answer to that question could be the one thing that legislators all over this country need to realize. I’m not writing this to bash anyone or scream about my dislike for the way specific breeds are being treated, but I am writing this in the hopes that somewhere sometime someone who makes these decisions will read this and then consider the results of their actions.
The journey for me started just 10 months ago. I never thought I would say this but “I fell in love with a Pit Bull, an American Pit Bull Puppy named Donut to be exact.” My sister had rescued this puppy, but soon after found that she could not handle the care and training necessary. So my wife and I decided to give that puppy a better home.
When you first bring home your new little golden retriever puppy your life will be turned upside down for a while. It will be a very exciting time for everyone concerned. Obviously one of the first things that you will be doing is house breaking your golden retriever especially if he is to be an inside dog. Many people have different ideas about doing this but most of the advice is similar.
You can use crates when house breaking your golden retriever or you can just fence off an area in your home that will be acceptable if your pup has an accident. And there will be accidents. I find that the kitchen or laundry are good places as you usually have floors that can be easily cleaned up.
You can use sheets of paper, doggy pads or dog litter to help you toilet train your pup. These are great especially when you have to leave your dog alone. When you are with him you need to watch him all the time and when he does have an accident you must not punish him.
Is your dog constantly urinating in the house regardless whether you are present or out of the house? Addressing this problem is not hard but will take a lot of patience.
It is important for the dog to realize that it committed a mistake when it urinated in the house. In the event that you catch your dog in the act, never attempt to hurt or shout at him. The dog could become traumatized and will always be fearful in defecating in front of you.
Here are a few tips in training a dog to urinate outside of the house.
- Interrupt the dog by saying NO!
- Walk the dog for five minutes
- Command “POOP” repeatedly when he wants to defecate.
One of the most important socialization skills for a puppy to learn is that he should never bite his human companion. You must train your puppy not to bite because a puppy who bites may grow into a dog that bites. An adult dog who bites humans faces the terrible possibility of being destroyed as a dangerous animal.Training your puppy not to bite at an early age will help your dog not resort to biting out of fear when placed in a stressful situation.
Puppies, like babies, are very oral when they are young. Everything seems to go in the mouth to be tasted, tested and chewed. Biting and chewing is normal playtime behavior for puppies. If you observe puppies at play, they spend much of their time biting and chewing on each other. Without fail, one puppy will eventually bite another too hard. The puppy who is bitten will yelp loudly. The biter lets go and learns not to bite so hard next time if he wants to keep his playmate.
Puppies are cute cuddly and so full of life throughout the infancy stage. It is at this time when puppy training is vital – because believe it or not these cute cuddly little characters can cause so much havoc in the home – with their outbursts of action packed antics all brought on by excitement.
Fun it may be at the time but when you waken to find the remains of a chewed slipper- scratch marks on the furniture and puppy poo to mark the pup`s presence then it is time for an obedience check
How do you go about house training a puppy – simple the same as you would potty train a baby? Yes your right it will take time and patience but all worthwhile in the end.
Sometimes housetraining a puppy or newly adopted dog can seem difficult and very frustrating. However, many puppies and dogs can be housetrained in around two weeks, as long as you stick to two basic rules: Provide your dog with as many opportunities as possible to get it right (the more times he is rewarded for going to the toilet in the right place, the quicker he will learn) and ignore any mistakes that he makes during this training.
There are several key times when dogs will need to go the Ã¢â‚¬Å“looÃ¢â‚¬Â?, such as, first thing in the morning, after meal times and after play times. You will also find that puppies need the loo more often than older dogs. The key to successful house training is to be vigilant and patient. First thing in the morning, take your dog outside, and wait for him to go to the toilet. Then give him lots of praise as he finishes (being careful not to interrupt what he is doing) and give him a treat.