If Your Children Want A Dog Remember It Needs Training
Most children would love to have a dog and they plead with their parents to get one. A lot of kids parents can only think of all the trouble a dog could cause them. In the end the kids may win the argument but it takes a while for them to convince their parents.
Once you have made the decision to get a dog you must choose what breed you want to get. You may find your local dog rescue center has a selection of dogs they would like to find homes for.
A new puppy in your home will probably mess because it is scared. Now you understand why people talk about potty training their dogs. Dogs are clean animals so they don’t want to mess near their bed so you must choose the right area for your dog potty training.
A new puppy in a new home is sure to be feeling nervous and won’t know what it is supposed to do to be good. Treat it gently at first but keep a close eye on it and when it looks uncomfortable take it to the potty area immediately. Reward your dog when he does his potty properly and give him a lot of affectionate stroking.
Dogs will usually learn pretty quick but a young dog needs a lot of reminding what to do, at first. Accidents will happen and you must not get angry so try to be very patient with your puppy.
Make sure your puppy can easily get to the potty are you have chosen so he can go if he wants to. If your puppy does things right tell him what a good dog he is and show him lots of affection to reward him. He will soon learn that he is popular when he goes in the right place and there will be fewer and fewer mistakes.
More training can follow once you have a house trained dog. A puppy will enjoy being trained to sit by your kids. When your kids want to practice teaching your dog they will play quietly for hours.
You can move on to further advanced training with your dog once it understands commands like sit and stay. Teach your dog how to behave on a leash and make it understand it must walk to heel at all times.
Your dog must not run off to look at new things so it is important you teach it to stay with you.Your dog will love all the new smells and things to examine but you must teach it to wait for your command before it runs off.
Some people love dogs but not everyone does so you must train your dog not to jump up at visitors and strangers in the street. Don’t let your dog lick people’s faces because some people find it a very unpleasant experience.
Owning a dog brings responsibilities to keep it under control as well as bringing a lot of fun and happiness to your family. You must prevent it being a nuisance to other people and make sure it is obedient to you. It’s a good feeling to have a well trained dog and other people will respect you for teaching it well.