I teach classes about socializing your puppy, I’ve talked about training your dog, about what to do if your dog barks to much, or licks too much,and more, all of which are very important subjects. This puts all the responsibility on your dog, but relationships, even dog and human relationships, are two-sided.
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Do you have a new dog in your home that you’re ready to train?
You’ve observed the behaviors of many dogs, and with their behaviors, there are things you really like, but there are things you really don’t want your dog to do. So how do you avoid some of the pitfalls of training mistakes?
Whether you are a first time dog owner or someone who has been surrounded by dogs all of your life, mistakes can be made that can affect your dog’s health, personality, your family’s relationship with your dog, and/or how well other people like your dog. Every year, so many dogs are returned to animal shelters, abandoned, or given up for adoption; and for many, it’s due to the fact that bad habits were unknowingly developed from the beginning.
Dogs, young or old, are just like kids, they’re curious, like nosing into things, and often get into things they shouldn’t. So just like you protect your things, and your kids from accidents by baby proofing, it’s also a good idea to do some dog proofing. These are a few ideas to make our home a safer place.
Bringing home a newly adopted dog is a pretty exciting event for most families. But there is more to a successful homecoming than just walking through the front door. Consider how overwhelming it might be for your new best friend…the new faces, the new smells, the new sounds, the new house, in fact, the new everything!
Once you get your new dog home, the whole situation could also be a little overwhelming for you too.
Everyone talks about dogs being “man’s best friend”, but your dog needs a best friend too, and that best friend should be you!
Your dog is, or can be, a wonderful companion, who will give you unconditional love, all you need to do is to build and strengthen your relationship and develop a close bond.