Everyone has heard the infamous saying: “DOGS ARE A MAN’S BEST FRIEND”, but what one may often forget is that unlike your human pals, dogs MUST BE TAMED. It is one of those facts that one may choose to avoid or conveniently ignore. But what one forgets is that, treating a dog like a family member will lead to more problems for oneself. There might be several reasons for one to get a pet like a dog- isolation in family or be it that lost feeling of being loved, getting one for someone’s birthday, anniversary or separation. A newly built family- one with a baby requires for a tamed dog so as to make sure that the baby is safe from the dog and the dog keeps the baby safe from unwanted activities or people. Which is why one primary reason for getting a pet-especially a dog could be for enhancing the security level in one’s house. One must therefore make sure that the arrival of this special member serves that very vital purpose, fruitfully. Hence comes the important task of TRAINING ONE’s DOG.
It isn’t very difficult of a task to do when one actually comes down to it. A bit of research, and solicited advice from owners of trained dogs could be the start to this journey that one wants to embark upon.
Firstly one must identify their needs in accordance to which the dog has to be trained; for example: if one requires the dog for safety of the house, or for safety of their family members or for both. Generally, one gets a dog for both of these reasons which is why one must chose a dog that suits the personality of being ferocious enough against unwanted bodies yet be friendly with all known entities. A dog like a Labrador, Golden Retriever, German shepherd, Dobermans, and Bulldogs tend to serve such a task efficiently. Such dogs compliments their master’s needs and wants. Labradors are known to the Police bodies for having a very good smelling ability to track down useful evidences as well as serve the needs of blind persons by acting like an eye for the disabled. For the isolated ones who lack enough family members, dogs help fill the void by being the bundle of joy that they are from the very time that they are pups till the very end, they complement their own old age that may extend up to 15 years with one’s human old age.
2. TRAINING YOURSELVES:
Secondly, one must take into consideration the very important fact that one must be able to devote decent period of time to be able to train their dogs. Dogs require patience and hard work. Just like how much time we take to retain information, dogs tend to take little or more time with respect to their own mental and physical capabilities. Thus, one should be considerate enough to work with dogs so as to reap the benefits with time. Taking out even 15-20 minutes every day could work wonders for one. Thirdly, using the correct “dog slang” in the form of commands is very significant.Terms like STAY, HEEL, or even a simple term like NO must be taught decorously. For instance, when one tries to make the dog give them a handshake or a hi-five, they must teach the dog the very same by making use of their paws so as to be able to make them to do same, correctly. The process may require one to make the dog use his paw a million of time before he gets it right, but like mentioned earlier, one must carry patience with themselves to be able to train their dogs to perfection. When it comes down to hardcore training of even that of a pup- one must be able to teach their dogs to not over chew or bite into valuables of the house. A problem that almost all users face is that half of their furniture or their food gets stolen, destroyed, dismantled or eaten by their faithful pets which must be stopped from the very beginning. Which is where LEASH TRAINING also comes in handy. One must not be scared of putting their dogs on leash or in a cage for it allows the dogs to realize on their own their wrong doings. Showing the dogs what they have done wrong by consistently saying NO to their wrong doings is the correct way of handling such situations and not by giving them a treat after scolding them. For dogs to urinate or take a dump around the whole house might be the start of their potty training which allows for them to realize that they do not live in a park, or a street. For them to be able to answer the nature’s call at the right place becomes essential for the masters lifestyle. One might also consider joining a facility so as to interact with others on a regular basis in order to share each others experiences, troubles and hardships when training their respective dogs. For those who do not stay much at their homes, or work outside frequently it becomes imperative to carry out such training themselves so that they are not completely unaware of what they might face with their pets.
3. TEACHING THEM THE HARD WAY:
One of the most important stages of training comes when one trains their pets to welcomes guests, so that instead of terrifying the guests away by barking continuously or howling at a very high decibel, they act in the proper diligent manner that could help build their impressions in front of the guests. One must even try to make sure that the dogs are given the most suitable of places to live in so that they don’t interfere in their master’s comfortable bedding and chew the pillows and blankets away. Building shelter for their living is a part of this beautiful process that if one volunteers to take up could result in being nurturing as well as educational for many. Thus one must love thy dogs, assure to keep them safe for they will give what you give them and would treat you in the very same way of how one treats them. Happy Dog Training!