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The Top Things You Must Teach Your Dog

When you get your first puppy or a new addition to your dog family, there may always be instances where the dog wants to be the leader. It is great to allow your dog to feel welcome and comfortable as a part of the family, but it is essential to set rules so that they do not continuously commit mischievous acts. 

To train your dog, you do not need to hire a professional necessarily. You can use many simple and effective methods at home or out on a walk to teach your dog how to be safe, healthy, and happy. 

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Outside Safety

Taking your dog on a walk is a daily task that involves needing to know safety rules. To ensure your dog is safe with and without their leader, you should enforce rules from their first trip out. 

The first step is to encourage them to walk next to your while being on their lead. When you meet cross points and traffic, you must teach them to stop until it’s safe to go. For crossing roads, encouraging them to sit and wait until it’s clear will help them understand when it is and isn’t safe to cross. Enforcing this habit will help them understand road safety, which will keep you and them protected from danger. 

Another tip for dog training when you’re out on a walk is to allow them to have fun and be adventurous. If your dog wants to splash in a puddle or wander through a different part of the woods, it will enable them to as long as you are by their side. Allowing them to have fun will make them happy and unleash their energy.

When walking your dog outside, you will need to ensure it is protected from the weather to prevent illness and make them comfortable. If you like to dress your dog in premium and quality items for the colder months, luxury pet apparel is a good option.  For summer, dogs will probably not enjoy or need to be covered up. Align its outerwear for the season and needs of the dog.

Healthy Food Is Good Food

A healthy dog is a happy dog, and health comes from its nutrition and exericse. With their exercise training out of the way, we can now focus on food. Dogs love to eat, especially food they should not have. To prevent them from snacking on human food and eating things that could make them ill, like bread, teach them what food is theirs. 

Most dogs are happy to eat a diet of meats and biscuits, which is more than sufficient enough. Numerous dog food brands on the market will sell food for various dogs’ size and breed. Depending on the size of your dog, it will need a certain amount of food per day. Some dogs only need two large meals; others need more. 

When it is meal time, make it obvious what food is theirs and not theirs. It may help to eat at the same time as them, so they know it is only appropriate to eat the food that is given to them. It is OK to feed your dog raw meats, rice, and vegetables for a more nutritious and fulfilling diet. 

Call Of Action

When you get your first dog, you know how much training it takes to get them to respond to specific actions. Even getting them to respond immediately to their name can take some time. 

The most significant dog demands are to sit, lie down, come, and drop. All of which are essential for everyday routines such as feeding, walking, and being obedient. Assuring your dog knows these calls of action will help them be more responsive and easier to manage. 

The “stop” command is to reduce a dog’s excitement in the presence of an unfamiliar person or object or to be respectful and patient. Encouraging your dog to sit when they greet new humans and dogs can help them be more obedient and less aggressive. Sitting can also be an excellent method of teaching them to show respect when they want something, like a treat.

The “lie down” call of action helps your dog be more vulnerable in confrontational scenarios, like meeting another dog. If your dog is likely to get overly excited or aggressive towards new dogs, encouraging them to lie down will influence them to stand down from the danger. You must ensure they relate the “lie down” command with a purpose, rather than to be lazy or go to sleep. Thus, practice it during interactive scenarios, liking to meet new people or animals. 

The “come” command is to influence your dog to be more obedient. It will increase its safety and stop your dog from wandering off outside. While teaching your dog to come back to you, it may help by using it as a treat as they will see this as a reward for doing a good thing. 

The “drop” call of action is useful for dogs that love exploring. On a walk, a dog can easily pick up a dangerous or poisonous object. Thus, teaching them to drop it will help them prevent them from harming themselves. The drop command is also useful for teaching your dog that being possessive is not a good trait. 

Whether you are a new pet owner or are looking for a new puppy to add to your dog family, these tips will help you train the dog in the comfort of your own home. Simple training techniques such as command words and meal times are an effective way to instill routine and obedience. After a few training sessions, your dog should become more aware of what’s right and wrong. Offering them a treat for when they complete each training task will encourage them to repeat the appropriate actions and make your dog more obedient and easier to deal with.

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