Written by Colin Seal
Dogs, Dog Treats and a Fox Terrier Cross
The Dog Line got a query from one of its FB buddies regarding a small dog, a fox terrier cross to be exact, from one of the homes for lost dogs in the area. She was described as very friendly but nervous as well. The dog seemed to be expecting to get a beating anytime. Go here for more product reviews at The Dog Line Blog.
One of our friends from The Dog Line's Facebook page was asking for tips on how to reassure her dog so it will feel safe when around her. Read the nice conversation we had:
Dog training and socialization is both difficult and challenging. Aside from your experience and patience, dog training collars can help you in this undertaking. Experts assert that training and socialization are two of your dog's essential needs. Nonetheless, do not be scared since this task is quite exhausting especially if you are a first-time dog owner.
Buy her dog treats! Giving your dog treats is not only an effective way of training your pet. It also increases the bond between you and your dog. Just don’t over-exaggerate things.
Try to start a dog obedience program and learn how to establish a simple foundation before you launch your training sessions. Study the concept of positive reinforcement. There are various techniques in training the dog but many professionals will agree that the positive method is perfect for both the dog and trainer. Incorporate games into the training to avoid getting tired. It is easier to learn when you are having a good time. This principle also applies to your dog so try some games in your dog training routine.
You can accomplish everything in six weeks but this can extend to two months depending on the learning capacity of the dog. Just make it a regular practice so the dog will learn well and learn fast.
DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE TREATS AS WELL AND THOSE YUMMY PIG EARS TOO!
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