Proper Etiquette For Your Dog
Every good dog owner should teach their dog proper etiquette. A dog with good manners is welcome in many places while a dog with no manners is welcome nowhere. So I guess your question is how should I teach my dog proper etiquette?
Well it all starts with obedience. Without obedience your dog has no idea how to be good. Training your dog establishes the dog master relationship so it knows that you are the boss and also what the rules of the house are.
This is real similar to children in a family. Mom and dad start early to teach their children what the rules of the house are so that as the child gets older there is no confusion.
Here are just a few of the things you should teach your dog to make it welcome anywhere.
- House training is #1 since you don’t want your dog having an accident when visiting friends or family.
- Teaching your dog not to jump on people is very important. Even though your dog is friendly jumping on small children or elderly people can cause injuries. Teaching your dog to do a sit when meeting people is very important and can be taught easily with the sit-stay command.
- Walking nicely on a leash is an important exercise for any well behaved pet and can be taught easily with the heeling command. Your dog should learn to walk nicely at your side and not drag you down the street.
- Ignoring other dog or distractions like bikes and cars is also very important. Nobody wants to deal with a dog that goes crazy when one of these distractions come around the corner.
All of these things are easily accomplished however many dog owners just can’t seem to accomplish these few small goals with their dog because there pet seems to be wound up and overly excited all the time.
OK, I am going to share the secret to a well behaved calm dog with you. Are you ready for the answer? It really is easy and is called EXERCISE.
Yes now you know the secret. If you will give your dog plenty of exercise your dog will be much calmer. The problem however is how you can do that without walking for hours a day.
Again, the answer is easy. DOG DAYCARE! Yep, that’s it. Take your dog to a local doggy daycare 2 – 3 times a week and you will see an amazing result in your dog.
Don’t believe me? Then give it a try and you will see how right I am. It’s simple and it works. Give it a try.
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Until next time,
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About the Author: Wayne Booth is owner of Canine Behavior Specialists in Nashville, TN. Wayne has been teaching people how to become Professional Dog Trainers since 1990 and he is the Training Director of Canine Behavior Specialists Network.