Your prospective puppy should feel thoroughly at ease being
Is your Border Collie being mischievous? Is your German Shepherd digging under the
fence? Is your Labrador Retriever driving you crazy by bringing you the ball? These are
all examples of a bored working dog that needs something to do.
1. Concentrate on what your dog is doing right
Professional dog trainers everywhere
tell their students to reward their dogs when they do something right. This positive
training method is in contrast to training that centers on punishment. Trainers
recommend that owners praise and reward their dogs with treats and affection for good
behavior instead of just scolding them for bad behavior.
Have you ever been in the situation where you are out for a walk with your dog, happily
going down the street when your heart misses a beat and then sinks because you see
another dog coming?
If you are a dog owner then at sometime or another you’ve experienced some type of
behavior problems with your dogs. In this part we will talk about 5 of the most common
dog behavior problems.
We tend to ignore our dogs when they decide come to us, stand with us, and walk with us. However, when they
jump on us we stop what we are doing, face them, speak to them, and put our hands on them until they are back
on the ground. Then we immediately ignore them again! We feed them, open doors for them, and touch them,
all while they jump. Obviously this is not helping the situation. We need to train the humans!