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The Beginner’s Guide to Dogs

What Makes Dog Training an Essential Investment

Dogs are different from people. They have different needs and way of communicating and/or behaving. So when you decide to bring a dog home, you cannot expect them to immediately fit in. It is necessary that you spend time to get to know your dog’s needs and in the process, let them know of your expectations, too. Dog training is not only intended for your dog. It can be an advantage for you, too.

Dog training is one way to ensure that you will have a wonderful relationship with your dog. Through training, you can teach your dog good manners and help him or her become civilized. Through training, you can let your dog learn a number of tasks and/or activities by using different cues and commands. It is in a dog’s nature to learn by interacting with their environment and with the help of different training procedures, they can learn fast. Spending time in training your dog can lead them to gain polite behaviors, which they can turn into lasting habits.

There are a lot of things you can teach a dog. Most pet owners, however, decide to go through house training first. This is because the first few weeks of owning a dog is considered most difficult. House training is one way of keeping your dog on the right track from the moment you bring him or her home. This can be done for dogs between the ages of 12 and 16 weeks. They already know how to control their bladder and bowel movements at this age. To house train your puppy, establishing a routine is necessary. Making them familiar to a regular schedule is a good start. This way, they will learn that there are specific times for eating, playing and relieving themselves. When eliminating, you will need to designate a spot for your dog outside your home. Every time they are able to eliminate correctly, you should reinforce the behavior. If you cannot monitor your dog all the time, you also have the option to confine them through crate training. Dog crates serve as your dog’s personal space. Because they do not usually want to soil in their crates, it is a good choice of equipment for house training. However, proper procedures must be taken when crate training dogs so as not to make them feel trapped and/or frustrated when inside their crates.

Dog training is not an immediate procedure. Just learning the basics may take you a while. For this reason, most dog owners prefer taking their dogs to training classes. You can find a suitable instructor for your dog to ensure that his or her needs are being met while you are not around. You can start training your dog from 9 to 16 weeks of age. Since you know your dog best, you will know what training classes he or she should attend.