Training needs to be high on your list of priorities. really can be the most fun and rewarding part of owning a dog. As soon as you bring your new furry friend home, really can be the most fun and rewarding part of owning a dog. As soon as you bring your new furry friend home,
You may have heard the saying, ‘you can’t teach an old dog new tricks’. However, training classes are available for every age and ability – pedigrees, crossbreeds and rescue dogs are all welcomed. Training classes are a great opportunity to meet like-minded people who all share in a common aim – to have well-behaved dogs who are a pleasure to own. Puppies can usually begin as soon as they have had their course of vaccinations.
Training is an obligation all dog owners need to conscious of, for both the welfare of their dog, as well as the community in which they live. By going to classes, you can meet the ethical and moral responsibilities of dog ownership and promote the benefits that dogs can bring to people’s lives.
I train my dog to do
There are so many skills you should teach your dog, not only to make your own life easier, but also to help you get the most out of your pet. From sitting to toilet training, our page on puppy and dog training offers plenty of useful training tips.
Find training club
There are many different types of classes available and activities that you can do with your dog but the first step should be finding an organization approved by Doggyz World.
I expect from a training class
A training class is not there to train your dog. Its purpose is to teach you to train your dog, so your commitment extends beyond just turning up for classes. You’ll need to be committed to training your own dog for short sessions (five minutes) several times a day. This little bit of training every day will be repaid with a lifetime of living with a well-behaved dog.
- Never be afraid to ask the instructor questions and never feel compelled to do anything that you don’t understand or feel happy with
- Always be consistent to avoid confusing your dog
- Start as you mean to go on. Set your own boundaries for your own dog and stick to them, and make sure everyone in the household agrees to do this too
- Your dog needs to know its name so that it responds to you. After this you will be able to gain its attention and teach new commands and body signals
- Keep in mind that dogs do not speak English, so the actual command words are of less importance than the different tones of your voice and body movements
- Be patient. If you find yourself getting frustrated and annoyed with your dog, stop and walk away. Do something different for a while. Recommence later on with a clear frame of mind
- Train for short spells on a regular daily basis. This way the dog remains interested and you will progress faster
- Understand your dog and learn to anticipate its next move
- Handle and stroke and groom your dog every day with constant praise, so it becomes accustomed to being handled
- Play adds an extra dimension to a dog’s life and can make training fun when used as a reward
- Your dog to anyone else’s, all dogs are individuals. Keep your key goal in mind – a well-trained dog is a happy dog and a pleasure to live with