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Training your dog

Training your pet dog, is one way to make sure that you and your pet get the most pleasure out of your master and pet relationship. With proper training you ensure that you do not end up with situations where your home becomes a disaster area with ripped cushions, chewed furniture legs and smelly carpets. An untrained dog can make your life miserable. So if you are getting a  pet dog, make sure that you take steps to get your dog trained.

Dog Training Classes

Obedience training is probably one smart way for most pet dog owners. Pet owners can either try training their pets themselves or they can get some help from the many training classes offered for dogs.   Some of the larger pet stores offer such classes at discounted rates as they have classes for a group of dogs. A puppy class for beginners costs around $100 for eight lessons that are spread over eight weeks. There are also trainers who offer one on one obedience classes and usually charge by the hour. Some trainers will even come to your home to train your pet. Training does cost money but is usually worth it in the long run.   

Training your pet at home

 There are some things you can do yourself to train your pet. However you need to have time and a lot of patience to train a dog.   Training a puppy is easier than trying to train a full grown dog. The reason being they have not developed set ways yet. This does not mean that bigger dogs can't be trained. Given the right trainer, any dog can be trained.   Once you train your pet dog and are able to communicate with your pet you will be able to enjoy your pet more. Any dog can be trained if the person training the pet has enough patience. Puppies can start learning as early as two months of age. The one main factor in training your pet puppy is 'PATIENCE'.   Don't loose your temper if your new puppy dog pees on new sofa or ruins your shirt. In the first few days you need to create a special bond with your pet. One where your pet learns to trust you. This does not mean that you should wait to train your puppy. Training can start at a very early age, some say even puppies five weeks old start learning. However one needs to be really gentle when trying to train puppies. One of the most successful methods of training your pet is by using a reward system. Every time your dog does what you want it to do you reward your pet with a treat. For example when teaching your pet puppy simple commands like sit. Take a piece of your pets favorite food in your hand dangle it in front of your pet while saying 'Sit'. Your pup of course will stare at the piece of food not knowing what you mean. Gently lower the pups rear end towards the floor with very slight pressure. Remember be gentle you don't want to harm your pup. Once the pup is in a sitting position give your pet a treat and show praise.   Repeat this a few times and over a few days your pet will able to associate the command 'Sit' with something that makes you praise and love him and also gets him a reward.   Take your time doing this, you may have to repeat the 'Sit' command slowly, clearly several times Remember over the next few days, always reward your pet when they do what you tell them to do.   Younger puppies have short attention spans so don't tire your puppy by repeatedly trying to teach it a particular command. If after a few tries your pup does not get the idea then perhaps you should give it a break and try again later. 
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Training your dog

Training your pet dog, is  one way to make sure that you and your pet get the most pleasure out of your master and pet relationship. With proper training you ensure that you do not end up with situations where your home becomes a disaster area with ripped cushions, chewed furniture legs and smelly carpets. An untrained dog can make your life miserable. So if you are getting a  pet dog, make sure that you take steps to get your dog trained.

Dog Training Classes

Obedience training is probably one smart way for most pet dog owners. Pet owners can either try training their pets themselves or they can get some help from the many training classes offered for dogs.   Some of the larger pet stores offer such classes at discounted rates as they have classes for a group of dogs. A puppy class for beginners costs around $100 for eight lessons that are spread over eight weeks. There are also trainers who offer one on one obedience classes and usually charge by the hour. Some trainers will even come to your home to train your pet. Training does cost money but is usually worth it in the long run.   

Training your pet at home

 There are some things you can do yourself to train your pet. However you need to have time and a lot of patience to train a dog.   Training a puppy is easier than trying to train a full grown dog. The reason being they have not developed set ways yet. This does not mean that bigger dogs can't be trained. Given the right trainer, any dog can be trained.   Once you train your pet dog and are able to communicate with your pet you will be able to enjoy your pet more. Any dog can be trained if the person training the pet has enough patience. Puppies can start learning as early as two months of age. The one main factor in training your pet puppy is 'PATIENCE'.   Don't loose your temper if your new puppy dog pees on new sofa or ruins your shirt. In the first few days you need to create a special bond with your pet. One where your pet learns to trust you. This does not mean that you should wait to train your puppy. Training can start at a very early age, some say even puppies five weeks old start learning. However one needs to be really gentle when trying to train puppies. One of the most successful methods of training your pet is by using a reward system. Every time your dog does what you want it to do you reward your pet with a treat. For example when teaching your pet puppy simple commands like sit. Take a piece of your pets favorite food in your hand dangle it in front of your pet while saying 'Sit'. Your pup of course will stare at the piece of food not knowing what you mean. Gently lower the pups rear end towards the floor with very slight pressure. Remember be gentle you don't want to harm your pup. Once the pup is in a sitting position give your pet a treat and show praise.   Repeat this a few times and over a few days your pet will able to associate the command 'Sit' with something that makes you praise and love him and also gets him a reward.   Take your time doing this, you may have to repeat the 'Sit' command slowly, clearly several times Remember over the next few days, always reward your pet when they do what you tell them to do.   Younger puppies have short attention spans so don't tire your puppy by repeatedly trying to teach it a particular command. If after a few tries your pup does not get the idea then perhaps you should give it a break and try again later. 
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