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Dog Training Basics. The Five Things you Must Know!

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Dog Training “The Five Basics” You Need to Know!

One of the most exciting moments in life can be when you bring a new dog into the family! But at the same time the happiness that comes with a new family member also brings new responsibilities. It is a privilege to own a dog and there are certain basics you must know. Feeding your dog, monitoring their health, and grooming them are all important aspects of providing your dog a happy and healthy life.

Here are some of the basics you need to be aware of.

Disciplining your dog’s behavior

All of us have seen dogs that act up and seem like they are out of control. Some dogs, like children seem to naturally misbehave a lot of the time. It is a natural instinct. Don’t just jump to conclusions that the dog has a bad owner and that they don’t take any time to train their dog. It might be they are not training them properly. Spend some time reading the blog articles on Dog Lovers Nation and don’t let yourself be a ‘bad dog’ owner. 

Once you have the basic knowledge of proper dog behavior training spend some time with your dog to implement a structured discipline and training program. This will be one of the best investments you could ever make in having a happy and healthy dog.

Having a well behaved dog as part of the family will lead to much happiness and many good times! On the other hand, having a neglected and undisciplined dog will not be fun. Don’t let this happen to you! The hard work comes after the thrill of having a new puppy wears off. Something to keep in mind.

Teaching your Dog to be Obedient

It is also important to do some obedience training with your dog. There are different levels of this ranging from the very basic to highly advanced. The basics of obedience training are things you must be prepared to do if you are going to own a dog responsibly. House breaking, leash training, and simple commands like sit and stay are all things you have to teach your dog.

And don’t stop with the simple basics! Advanced level of training will give you a happier and more loving dog. You can stop bad behaviors like barking, whining, digging, growling, chewing, and aggressive behavior with some simple training. Find a program with solutions that gets you results.

Should you try to Train your Puppy?

Make a concerted effort to begin training your new puppy right away. There are some people who wait far too long to train their puppy and then it gets a lot harder and more frustrating. This is understandable as there is a commonly held notion that it is impossible to train a dog that is younger than six months

Thankfully, this is not true. While there are certain skills that are beyond the reach of a puppy you can get started with their training as soon as you get them. The first step is to do some research on the internet or get a book on puppy training. Starting off right with your new puppy is very important so get busy! 

There are many other sources concerning puppy training like ebooks, Facebook dog pages, the local Humane Society or dog shelter and more!. Another idea is to seek out a local experienced professional instructor. Friends, co-workers and family members are often good sources to assist you.

Hiring a Professional Dog Trainer

If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed with your new dog finding a local professional dog trainer with years of experience is a smart choice! You do not need to find one that specializes in your breed. Good dog trainers will be able to help any dog breed. And when you hire the trainer make sure you are there during the sessions so you can watch and learn for yourself the tricks and techniques that work with your dog. Then you will be able to continue the training when you take your dog home.

Don’t panic if it turns out you have a dog that is hard to train. This can be normal and not something to worry too much about. Remember, there are good training methods that can solve any problems you may encounter. No good is easy! And training your new dog properly will be hard work but the rewards will be great and well worth your efforts in the long run.

Having the Right Mindset and Attitude

It is a huge responsibility to own and train a dog. Please keep a positive mindset and attitude and you’ll find that owning a dog is a very rewarding experience. When you and your dog work together you’ll start to trust one another and enjoy each other’s company much more than if you don’t.

Happy Dog Life!

Dog Lovers Nation


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