How to train a dog
How to train a dog
Among the many important responsibilities dog owners have, training a dog is among the most important. Well-trained pets are easier to care for and love, cause less damage to your home (and theirs), and live happier lives. In this article, we cover many of the basics of dog training. But we also cover some important facets of dogs themselves -- which you need to be familiar with in order to communicate with your pooch.These include how dogs communicate to you through body language and noises. Dogs send myriad messages with their bodies and their voices -- this is one reason why they're so fascinating and beloved. The more you understand their messages, the more you understand them and how your own messages are being understood. Read this entire article carefully -- there are three sections after this one -- and then put the wisdom into practice. Here's what we'll cover:
Dogs use their entire body to communicate. Their eyes and ears are especially dynamic, and they give sure-fire clues to dogs' emotions and impulses. How dogs tilt their heads, move their legs and torsos, wag (or raise or drop) their tails -- all these things contribute to the messages being sent. In this section, we cover many of the silent messages your pooch will give you, from his nose to his tail.
Dogs are probably the most "verbally" expressive of all domesticated animals, and this only adds to their charm. From the whine of a puppy to the angry growl of an adult, dogs mean what they say. The more you understand these signals, the happier you and your dog will be. At the same time, it's important to know which noises constitute an annoyance, and how to train your dog to stop making them. We'll offer suggestions on teaching a dog to stop barking in this section.
It's important to know not only how to train a dog, but what to train it to do. Puppies have no sense of correct behavior, so they offer a million things you could correct; which should you address? In this section, we'll cover what to correct as well as how to train a pooch. We'll also discuss dog obediences classes -- also known as puppy kindergarten -- and specific thing you can teach your dog if you plan on traveling with it. Life tosses up myriad challenges to a dog's sense of obedience, and the more he's trained to understand, the happier you both will be. Finally, for fun and practical benefit, we'll cover a few basic tricks you can teach your dog. They're a wonderful way to bond with your pet and to entertain the both of you, while teaching it how to behave and react to your commands. Everybody wins!
Fortney, William. "How to Train a Dog." Animal Planet. Discovery Communications, Web. 29 May 2013. <http://animal.discovery.com/pets/how-to-train-a-dog.htm>.
1- what would happen if your dog doesn't follow instructions?
2- how would you clarify all dogs will react the same while being trained?
3- why do you think this will work for all dogs?
4- how would you explain understanding a dogs body language?
5- what it the most important thing to know about your dog?
6- what is your opinion of dogs barking when it is "unnecessary"?
1-Keep working with your dog and you will soon develope good habits, It takes time.
2-Not all dogs will react the same, for some it takes longer to train because they weren't trained when they were little. It also depends on the breed and what your training them to do, for instance it's hard to train a black lab to do what a beagle is meant to do.. Hunting
3- I think this will work for all dogs because all dogs have something they can be trained to do.
4- Understanding a dogs body language is simple. You just have to pay more attention to what they do. This section tells you exactly how you can do so.
5- The most important thing to know about your dog would be to know how to train it and how to spend quality time with it.
-6Every dog barks for a reason, and its your job to understand why. There is a section talking specifically about the reasoning for a dogs bark and what it means.