When your dog starts barking unnecessarily and excessively, should you begin shouting at him/her to be quiet? If they hear your irritation, will they understand that you want them to stop? Probably not! Your dog may interpret your loudness as you joining in his “fun”, and you most likely will stimulate him with your shouting. So that won’t help. So, what should you do?
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Got a new puppy? How fun! Except when you come home and find one of your favorite shoes or one of your throw pillows in chewed to shreds all over the living room floor. This might not make you feel any better, but you’re in good company…most new puppy owners face the same situation.
Because of improved healthcare, veterinarian care, better eating and exercising habits, “man” and dog are living longer now than any other period of time. And although that’s a good thing, like “man”, man’s best friend develops special needs and health issues as they age.
Although you have taken your dog to the vet for her annual exams, you’ve kept her immunizations current and you’re diligent in feeding her the right foods, sometimes like you and I, your dog is going to get sick. Then what do you do? Do you wait and watch or do you take her to the vet?
Dogs are a lot like humans in the fact that no matter how “good” we/they are, there will be times when we misbehave and do something wrong. Here is where the similarity ends…we can change our own unwanted behaviors, but our dogs won’t know or be able to change theirs without our help.
Given the fact that our dogs want…
Clicker training is a great form of communication between you and your dog (or other animal you are working with)…it’s a way to let them know when they are doing the right things or what is expected of them.