You travel often and leaving your dog is just not an option. For times that you need to transport your dog by crate, it is highly important that you train it ahead of time to save yourself frustration. I will go into specific methods you can use to prepare yourself and your dog when interacting with other dogs, expect a calm, sedate attitude from your pet before letting them go loose. By establishing a calm demeanor in your pet, you will cause a ripple effect through the other animals as well as teaching your dog that you control the environment. This will make it easier to withdraw your dog when it is time to go.
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Training a dog to roll over is a pretty simple task, just make sure to have a few treats handy! First, have the dog lay down. Next, hold a treat on one side of his head, slowly bring the treat up over to the other side. He should follow the treat with his nose, causing him to roll his whole body over. As he rolls over say out loud, “roll over.” Repeat this until he rolls over. Don’t get frustrated if it takes a few tries, once he learns this trick he’ll be the star of the dog park!. Focus on making the training sessions with your dog fun. All animals behave better when they enjoy being good. Use whatever your dog likes, including toys, attention and privileges, to help make training a game and not a chore. You will probably be surprised at the type of results you get from your animal. Exercise is an important part of any dog’s training program. Animals that are restless and cooped up are more likely to act out and have difficulty following instructions. Taking your dog out for a daily walk or bringing them to a local dog part will help them.
A good dog training tip is to always be aware of other dogs when you’re taking your dog for a walk. Some dogs are aggressive, and it’s not safe to assume that every dog owner is responsible. If you notice an aggressive or antisocial dog, keep your dog away from it. To teach your dog to sit, have him in a standing place and hold a treat in the air. Pass the treat directly above his head, moving your hand behind him. This will cause him to look up as he tries to follow your hand. When a dog does this, it is natural for them to sit. You now have the knowledge you need, to train your dog in a happy, healthy and productive way. Keep your patience, and you and your dog will discover this brings many rewards. Make sure to apply all the tips with compassion and common sense, along with consistency, and you’ll do great.