When you choose to become a dog owner, there are a number of responsibilities you are committing too. Not only are you saying that you will provide the dog with a caring and loving home, but you are also committing to fulfilling training and socialization that will make your dog a positive member of your home and community.
It all starts with basic obedience training. Not only do these commands teach your dog certain behaviors, but they strengthen your own relationship. There are generally 5 commands that every dog should strive to learn as the most basic of commands; sit, come, down, stay, and leave it. All these commands are short and easily recognizable. Training a dog takes patience and is time consuming but do not give up on teaching your dog these basic commands.
Should you find that you need help, reach out to the best dog training school in your area. Working with an expert is rewarding in and of itself. Dog trainers have an acute sense of understanding the dogs behavior and can provide you with the guidance you need to train your dog.
Make sure that you practice these commands anywhere you take your dog. It could be on a walk that at a crosswalk you make your dog ‘sit’ before hitting the button to cross. If you go the park, take a few minutes to sit down at a bench and have your dog follow the command ‘down’ to lay at your feet. Reward your dog with appropriate treats or pets. Positive reinforcement plays a big roles in dogs remembering their training.
If you have a puppy, make sure that you are also using its name! Your dog should respond to their name, either by coming to you or by turning their heads. These animals are smart, they can learn. In addition to these behaviors being part of pet ownership, they will also help to teach your dogs positive behaviors. Once your dog understands these commands, you can move on to other training. We offer guard dog training in San Diego as well as security dog training to keep your dog active and stimulated.