The best Guide to housebreaking a dog

Friday, May 9, 2008

Understand and know your dog or puppy

Dogs can be the best companions as a pet but there is a responsibility attached as well. You have to take care of them like any other family member as he or she will the part of your family for years to come. To get along with your dog and make this relationship a healthy and loving one its important to understand your dog or puppy. Understanding your dog involves getting to know the dog behavior and temperament. They can not communicate like humans but have a range of emotions in them. The can be happy, sad, exited, fearsome, relaxed and so on.. You need to understand him well and make him understand you as well. Only then you will be able to communicate effectively what do you want from them or train them. Housebreaking dogs or potty training is one of the first and the most important things you need to train them for. Learning how to potty train a puppy is easy.

Different breeds of dogs will behave differently in any given situations. Some breeds are easy to train and some are very tough or stubborn as they want to do their own thing rather than listening to the owner.

Dogs are pack animals and in the wild they form big groups for hunting and survival. This gives them a natural instinct to be a leader or choose one and follow him. You have to be the leader for him if you want him to follow you.

A little praise or a strict no can work well in most situations but it has to be timely. If you do it after a while the dog or puppy will not be able to understand what you are praising him for. The right communication coming at a right time is most effective. It takes patience to know your dog.

Sometimes the owner gets so frustrated with his pet that it becomes impossible for both to understand each other. It needs the right techniques to train your puppy or a dog, learn your techniques, know your pet and enjoy a relationship for a lifetime.

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