We all love our dogs. They very quickly become part of the family and win their way into our homes and heart. You obviously have a dog or are looking to get a new one. You know when you find the right one for you and your family, but what you are not ready for is how they will behave.
Many people are looking to train their dog for many different reasons. The majority of people find that they have behavioural problems with their dog. This problem is not always there from the start and sometimes can become a lot worse over time. Others would like to train their dog to do tricks and to play on command.
We are going to look at behavioural issues along with reasons and solutions. A lot of people discover that a dog starts off fine but develops bad habits and behaviour problems over time. However, a lot of things are over looked. To start with, the breed of the dog is so important. Despite what some may say, the breed can decipher on their general personality and many breeds need to be trained in order to become a family pet to start with. Its not uncommon that they are nice natured and playful as a puppy, soon to change as they grow older. Its never to late to train any breed but its generally the owners ignorance or acceptance to this which is usually the problem.
Its not just down to the breed. There are many more factors to look at. How is your dog being treated. Is your dog being treated nicely by everybody he or she is left with. Again, normally overlooked, but yet again a common problem. Make sure your dog is always treated with love and care. However, this does not mean free run of the house and getting its own way with everything. Its like having a child and if everything revolved around them you are going to end up with a very grumpy teen and possibly not a nice person when older. Sounds harsh, but true.
Ok, so we have looked at the breed and how your dog is being treated. However, something else hugely overlooked is the dogs diet. Food is very important and as with humans causes a direct effect upon health and wellbeing. I am not going to tell you what to feed your dog as every dog, like humans, are different, and each respond differently to different kinds of foods. However, I do know that dry food is preferred amongst experts, especially homemade healthy recipes. So when looking to train your dog for whatever reason, you will definitely need to look at their diet. In fact many people have claimed to have solved behavioural problems simply by changing their food.
Another area to look at is, how much proper attention does your dog get. A dog seeking attention can behave really bad, or appear to, and as long as they get attention this way they will continue and in many cases become worse.
These are just a few of my dog training tips. Remember to look at many factors which include the breed, how much attention and play you give your dog, how your dog is treated by everybody, your dogs diet. If you first look at all these factors you may find a solution to your problem and training your dog will become a lot easier.
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