Are you ready to start training your dog? If this is a new area to you it may be difficult to know where to start. And even though you can teach an old dog new tricks, it is often much easier when the are puppies or when they are learning the rops in a new enviroment. Dog training starts with teaching your dog the basic skills needed to live among humans. Having a dog house trained is probably the most essential, but only the beginning of a well trained dog. Finding a good dog training method and training yourself is the first place to start for a life time of both a happy dog and happy owner.
Dog obedience training can be a long and tough road. If your dog has developed undesirable habits, it can be hard to retrain them. Take heart that it is possible to do, but will require some different techniques than starting from scratch. If your dog is still a puppy, good obedience training is not only good for the dog, but good for you! You will enjoy your dog much more if you have set yourself up as being the leader of the pack right from the start. And you puppy will not only bring you years of good companionship, but be a pleasure to those who will come in contact with the dog through the years.
Have you ever been chased down by a barking dog? This can be very scary even if the dog is just a barker. Dog behavior problems can be frustrating, annoying and scary. You can correct bad dog behavior. Be prepared that just like breaking your own bad habits, dog behavior problems require a constant routine of correcting the problem immediately and sometimes offering a substitute positive or neutral behavior in it's place. Untreated dog behavior problems will only get worse, and in some cases could cost the dog a good home. And in cases of biting or aggressive behavior, a dog could not only loose his home, but his life. Be a responsible pet owner by treating these problems early to ensure everyone involved has a happy out come.