Archive for February, 2010

How To Train Your Dog To Stop Barking

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Barking is something which is natural with the dogs but even then many of us would ideally want them not to bark. Now this is unrealistic because dogs can not survive without barking. Just the way we talk; they bark. You can not ask anyone to stop talking and stop expressing oneself. In the same way you can not expect the dog not to bark at all.barking-dog

But expecting your dogs to bark less is realistic. While training your dog, you can train him to bark only when necessary. Curing excessive barking is not that easy and you will have to go deep into the dog psychology to understand this completely.

To train the dog not to bark excessively, you will have to first find the reasons behind the excessive barking. Without finding the reasons behind excessive dog barking, you will never be able to train him to stop excessive barking.

Generally all the dogs bark because of the same reasons. There may be something wrong with your dog and this may cause excessive barking. Remember that when dog barks he may want to get your attention. This is one way of getting your attention. So never ignore it but try to know what the dog wants. If he is ill or is suffering from loneliness, you will hear him barking a lot.

When you are training your dog, make sure that you discourage excessive barking from stage one. If you do not discourage excessive barking and you do not tell him that this is not some thing that you want him to do, he will never learn it. When the dog barks because of improper reasons, show him that you do not want him to bark.

The dog would bark while playing with you. You will have to provide him with another alternative to express his feelings and excitement. Similarly, if the dog is upset or is in some trouble, you should teach him alternate behavior to express it. If you will do this, then the dog will certainly learn with time and will follow your dictation.

If despite all your efforts, the dog is not stopping the excessive barking, you should pay proper attention to it. If you are not paying the (more…)

Dog Training Tips For Home Training

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

When you are home training a puppy, you will need to learn a lot before committing yourself as a puppy trainer. There are many things which you will have to learn in order to train your puppy better. Effective training will lead to better dog behavior. It will also mean a more obedient dog as he grows up.

You will be able to train the dog better if you can follow these tips which are specifically extracted from the videos and the lessons given by the expert dog trainers. These tips will help you to easily train the dog the way you have always desired without getting him to a dog training expert.

* The foremost thing is to remain positive. Remember that devolving a negative attitude will never help you. It will make your dog more stubborn and he will not learn a thing. He will not listen to you and will not obey you. So always keep this in your mind while training your puppy at home.
* Always reward your dog for the things that he is doing right. If you are not rewarding the dog then he will not feel encouraged and will not consider them worth doing. If you really want to become a good dog trainer, then this is the thing which will go a long way with you.
* While giving the commands to your dog, always makes sure that your tone is friendly and happy. If this is not the case, then you are not going to get a lot from your dog. He will not be doing the things happily and this will result in difficulties for you. Being friendly (more…)

A Beginner’s Guide to Dog Training

Monday, February 1st, 2010

Home trained dogs are as good as are professionally trained dogs. With home trained dogs you will certainly feel more affection because you would have spent so much more time with them. It will also add to the emotional feelings for the

Training the dogs at home is not a big deal. You will need to know how to train the dog along with some expert advice. You can easily find all this information on the internet. You can get videos containing the training lessons and you can also join the forums where experts will help you out with the things.

If you are training a dog at home for the first time, then prefer getting a puppy instead of a grown up dog. It is easy to train the puppies as they have more to learn. Their learning abilities are better and they are more eager to listen to you. They will not have to change their habits and they will only be learning the things for the fist time. With the grown up dogs, it can become really tiring at times to train them things which they were trained to do differently.

Remember that dog training may seem easy at first, but it requires consistency and determination. If you will not remain consistent and will not follow the routine, you will find it difficult to train the dog at home. Also, you will have to set out a strategy to train the dog. This will consist of things to encourage and things to discourage. If there is something in the list which you are going to (more…)