Sometimes it may feel as though you brought home Cujo instead of Lassie! With some training, you can have a well behaved pet.
Timing is essential when you are training your dog, so you want to spend enough time training them but do not want go overboard. Begin with a training session that lasts a few minutes, and do it for a bit longer every day. Observe when your dog starts to stop paying attention during the session.
It is dangerous to put more than one dog together in a close space. They could tangle the chains in such a way so that one or both of the dogs are stuck or injured. If a big dog is tangled up with a little one, they may get so wrapped up that air passages are blocked off, and one could potentially die.
When you approach a strange dog, make sure you approach him slowly and allow the dog to sniff your hand. Dogs need to familiarize themselves with the smell before they can trust you. Dogs that know your smell are less likely to fear you and more likely to obey commands.
Start small when you begin to work on training your dog to give your dog an easy start. It will provide almost instant gratification, and it will show your dog what is expected. This provides you with greater results throughout the training.
Among the initial commands a dog should learn is “leave it,” which instructs the dog to drop whatever it has and step away from it. This is great if the dog chews on household furniture or other items, such as shoes, stuffed animals, or trash.
Many owners are surprised by how basic dog training can be added to their life and just how fast they can see results. Try some of the tips above if you feel a strain on the relationship between you and your dog.