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How to Discipline Your Dog? Behavior Training for dogs.

(May 5, 2010)

How to Discipline Your Dog

Disciplining your dog can be a lot of fun and it is very important so that your dog behaves in a desired manner and not out there creating havoc wherever they are. Barking unnecessarily, rash behavior while playing with other pets, chewing on any material that they get or putting their mouth into the trash are some behaviors that can really make you very angry. All these things therefore, call for the need of disciplining a dog. You will get dogs of all types where most of them are very friendly and affectionate but some can be very aggressive and wild because of which pet owners may wonder how to discipline a dog? There is no rocket science involved to discipline your dog but most of it is determined by the rapport that you share with them and to build this rapport, it is essential that you do not punish your dog or hit them if they do something wrong but deal with it in another appropriate manner as approaching a negative method can develop fear in your dog towards you and the dog might react back in an aggressive way. To discipline your dog, always use the positive method in which case you reward the dog each time they listen to you. Remember to reward your dog each time he obeys you and continue doing this for sometime so that he knows that this is the right behavior.

If you dislike certain dog behavior, it should be corrected immediately as a dog will not be able to associate with it later. For example, if you do not like your dog jumping on you or everybody else that walks into the room; simply do not react when he does that. Turn your back around or do not play with him nor pet him so that he realizes that this behavior is not appreciated and if he continues doing that, he will not get his playtime or something else that he likes. Moreover, it is important to remember that you maintain consistency in your actions and gestures during dog discipline. If you keep changing your actions for certain commands all the time, your dog will not be able to relate to it and thus, get confused at the end of it. By keeping all these things in mind, disciplining your dog will be an enjoyable experience for both you and your dog.

Submitted by N M on May 5, 2010 at 06:10


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