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Unfortunately, reducing problem behaviors is something that many dog owners ultimately face. This article will concentrate on some of the most commonly encountered behavior problems.
Problem # 1 - Jumping up on people
One of the most frequently reported difficulties with dogs is that of leaping on people. Regrettably, this really is some of those behaviors that is usually accidentally encouraged by well meaning owners. After when that little 10 pound dog jumps through to you, your family members and your friends all, it's sweet and adorable.
Many people reward this behavior on the part of a small puppy with bears and treats. Since that sweet little puppy may soon turn into a full grown dog who can consider well more than 100 pounds, It is a huge mistake, however. Suddenly that cute leaping behavior isn't any longer quite therefore cute.
Along with being annoying, leaping up on people may be dangerous as well. A big, heavy dog, getting readily, can very quickly knock over a kid or an older or handicapped person. In today's litigious society, such an event could easily cause you to, as the dog's owner, the main topic of an undesired suit.
The time to show your pet dog that jumping on people is inappropriate is when he is still easy and young to manage. Teaching a dog that's been permitted to jump up on people could be difficult for the manager, and confusing for the dog.
When the dog tries to leap on you or yet another member of your family, gently but firmly place the puppy's feet back on a floor. After the dog is standing firmly on the ground, make sure you reward and praise him. It's important for every person in the household, in addition to frequently visiting friends, to understand this rule and follow it consistently.
If one person in the family reprimands the dog for leaping and still another praises him, the dog is going to be understandably confused. Just like other dog instruction problems, persistence may be the key to teaching the dog that jumping is definitely inappropriate.
When praising and rewarding the dog for staying down, it is important for the trainer to have down on the dog's level. Giving devotion and praise at eye level with the puppy is a great way to reinforce the training.
Issue # 2 - tugging and Pulling at the lead
Taking on the lead is still another issue trait that many puppies get. Unfortunately, this behavior is also one which is sometimes encouraged by well meaning owners. Winning contests like tug of war with the leash, as well as with a rope (that can look like the leash to canine) can inadvertently encourage an issue behavior.
The use of a good body control could be a big help when training a dog to not move, or retraining a dog that's picked up the practice of taking on the lead. Take to training the puppy to just accept the human body control the same way the regular buckle collar is accepted by it.
When walking with your dog, try using a lure or toy to encourage the dog to remain at your side. A training collar, when precisely used, can also be a great training device for an issue dog. When working with an exercise collar or choke cycle, however, it is very important to match it precisely, and to utilize a size that is neither too large nor too small for your dog.
When walking along with your pet, it is crucial that you keep consitently the leash loose at all times. The handler must quickly change guidelines so that the puppy fast finds itself falling behind, if the puppy begins to move forward. It's very important to reverse instructions before the dog has already reached the end of the leash. The leash should stay loose with the exception of the moment the handler is taken by it to reverse direction. It is important to use a quick pull, accompanied by an instantaneous slackening of the leash.
When training a puppy, it's very important to never allow puppy move you around. Training the puppy to walk properly while he or she remains small enough to handle is totally vital, particularly when working with a sizable dog breed. Odds are it never will, if while she or he continues to be a 20 pound dog your 150 pound Great Dane has not learned to walk properly.
It is crucial not to pull or draw on the puppy's neck when correcting him. A light, continuous pressure works much better than a tough yank. The best approach is to use the least number of pressure possible to ultimately achieve the desired result.
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