A few weeks ago, I was discussing with a friend about my experiences with Pet Training and gave him some tips on how to get Pet training started the right way. In the following article, I will be sharing with you what happened and what I learned.
When my dog starts Pet Training it is generally because there is a medical problem. It can be any condition, however, the most common ones are Hip Dysplasia, Restless Leg Syndrome, or Retinal Hemorrhage, which is the dog suddenly having a blood clot in the eye. These are very serious conditions and the Vet must take them seriously because of the multiple risks of the injury to the eyes and the possibility of the clot becoming gangrenous.
If it is mild cases, the Vet will often make recommendations about what your dog should do to help improve their quality of life. I would highly recommend this since they are not only paying for the vet bills, but you are also taking on a lot of responsibility by choosing to get your dog trained.
The good news is that most dogs respond well to the first few weeks of training. The majority do not have any negative behavior, if anything the dog’s behavior improves every day.
The good news for both you and your dog is that your dog is essentially going through a mental challenge and learning something new. It is a huge task, however, it is well worth it. In addition, it also gives you a chance to spend time with your dog as you work with each other.
I would strongly recommend doing the initial dog house sitting first because it is going to get very tiring to sit and watch your dog while you are working on it. There are many different options for this, including working at home, dog parks, etc. You should be able to make it work if you do it the right way.
The next tip is to purchase the proper equipment, and it is probably the most important, so make sure you have it all set up before you start. You want the training sessions to be enjoyable, so make sure you are both comfortable.
Next, try to keep the sessions short, and start off small, as if you were working with a child. And as far as food goes, keep the treats simple as possible, and use them to reward good behavior.
Also, it is extremely important to have good communication from both you and your dog. Even if you are only trying to get your dog to sit, make sure you both know when it is getting there, or if not, what is going wrong. This gives you a chance to reinforce behavior and can help a lot with Dog Training.
Another great tip is to make sure that the training sessions are with a neutral person, and not someone who will continually criticize. This way you do not get in a shouting match that actually affects the situation, which may occur at other times.
My advice is to start out slow and work hard at it. It takes a bit of time to get the dog used to work with you, and when you first start it is usually hard to get it to sit, however, with patience, work, and communication you can get it to sit easily.
In conclusion, I hope you find the information useful in your efforts to begin Pet Training. Please remember to do your research so that you do not make bad decisions that can affect your dog and can have health consequences.