Aggressive dogs are a major problem for many pet owners, and a justified cause for concern. Some canine experts refer to aggression in miniature breeds as small dog syndrome, the animal kingdom’s version of a Napoleon complex. Unfortunately, many people fail to take this behavior seriously, believing that an aggressive small dog won’t be able to cause much harm. Professional dog trainers do take this phenomenon seriously, however, and recommend that dog owners do the same. Fortunately, small dog syndrome can be successfully mitigated with proper training and follow-up.

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In Dog training a process in which you teach your pet dog to behave and obey commands, like ‘sit’, to make him sit, and ‘go’, to make him chase an intruder. Dogs can be trained to do various tasks, including guarding, rescue work, hunting, etc., but domestic dogs are most often trained to guard the house. Their training includes a wide array of activities, ranging from responding to a door bell to alerting the owner in case of undesirable intrusion.

The most important advice any individual specializing in the field of dog training can give you, is to train them while they are young. Like kids, puppies are impressionable at young age.  So, teaching them at this age will make sure that they learn fast and, more importantly, don’t develop any bad habits.

Dog Obedience Training is the Key Obedience training ensures that your dog grows up to be well behaved and adjusts to any situation. Lack of obedience training in dogs can result in unnecessary aggressive behavior. Although professional dog trainers can train your dog for you, it’s ideal for you to do it yourself. It helps in building a good rapport between you and your pet. It is important to use obedience training commands in day-to-day life.

One of the most important aspect of dog training is timing. When the dog makes a mistake, make it a point to correct him at that very point. This will make the dog relate between the mistake and your attitude. Once you realize that you have been successful in basic dog obedience training, you can go for more advanced training, like jumping over the fence or chasing an intruder.

Never Punish the Dog Physically Avoid punishing the dog physically when he indulges in some undesired behavior. Studies reveal that harsh punishments induced on dogs end up making them more aggressive and live in constant fear, thus making it difficult for them to relate with their master. You can use more lenient means,

like not paying attention to them when they do some undesired act or completely ignoring them for some time after it. Dogs crave for attention and therefore, when you ignore them in order to punish them, they are able to relate the undesired act and punishment, and avoid repeating it. You need to be very patient and avoid punishing them physically or shouting at them in course of training.

Leash Training Can be Required Not many dogs like being leashed, but leashing makes it easier to train them as there is less distraction. To make your dog get accustomed to leash, you should try to make him associate leash with some pleasant activity or thing. Placing the collar and leash on the dog while he is having food makes him associate leash with food. Similarly, doing so while you take him out for a stroll makes him relate it to a pleasant outing. Once your dog gets accustomed, you can train him outdoors with the leash. Just make sure that you choose an area where there are less distractions.

Be Patient With Your Pets Last, but one of the most important thing is to be patient with your dogs. Like humans, even dogs differ in behavior and grasping speed. Some pet dogs may learn in a week, while some may take a whole month or more. This is where your patience will come into picture. If you want your dog to be well disciplined, you will have to inculcate some discipline and patience in yourself. Even if it takes a week or few months, you need to understand that your dog is taking one step towards perfection with each passing day.

Being patient will surely yield good results in the end.At times, you may have to use some specialized dog training equipment to train your dog. When training an aggressive dog, for instance, you can use a muzzle to cover its snout. Of course using equipment can help, but training the dog by interacting or conversing with him is a hundred times better than training him using this sort of equipment, or handing him over to dog training professionals for that matter.

Tic’s From A Certified Dog Trainer.

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Puppy Training

Tail One.

Truth or Tails. As a new reader and writer to the Web I was astounded by the amount of information at our fingertips. Astounded is putting it mildly, I was overwhelmed. Reading is a favorite pastime for me, something I’ve indulged in since childhood. My taste in books evolved as my interests changed. As a young adult Libraries became fascinating, books filled with facts and ideas to share. I learnt to read critically, understanding that information charged by emotion would lead to bias. Bias often makes a read much better, but I wonder how many people realize they are influenced.

Writing about dogs is a good exercise for me because I work with animals. I’ve worked in the Pet Industry for the past fourteen years allowing me to gain experience. During the early part of my career I studied and received six separate certifications. I hold a Group Class facilitator Certificate and a separate Dog Obedience Trainers Ticket; I can train dogs independently or in a class.

We have two Kennel attendant Tickets, a Groomer’s Aide Ticket and a Canine First Aid Ticket. These tickets give me an advantage when working or writing. In this line of work I need to converse in a confident manner. When writing, I am able to pause, then formulate the best way to convey information. When speaking, face to face, the words must flow. Hesitation seems award and transmits uncertainty, not the image I wish to portray to a customer. The more I write the smoother I speak.

During my apprenticeship I was taught by an instructor who is highly respected in the Canine Community. Jane has forty years experience that is highly regarded and sought after. She taught me everything, the science behind training methods, how dogs communicate with each other. How to distinguish a dog’s body language to determine what type of temperament the dog has. How these different temperaments effect the different training methods. I studied anatomy, nutrition, parasites, breed types, instinctual drives, mating, whelping and the list goes on. The average person walking down the street has no idea how much information a good Dog Trainer should know. The catch; information is great but it won’t help you teach a dog unless you get practical experience.

Trainers sometimes approach things differently. Sometimes we need more information to know whats going on. An example, if you treated a case of submissive wetting like it was poor training, you will probably make the problem worse. Submissive wetting is usually due to an animal getting overly excited to see a person. These dogs timid by nature. Scolding them will only frighten and confuse them.

The best thing you can do is have everyone start to ignore the dog when you first get home so no one inadvertently adds to the dogs excitement. Wait for three or four minuets before touching the dog. Do some dog and puppy obedience training with the pet to give it confidence. Stop babying the dog, it is not good for the animal. This is good information, but if possible the trainer should always see the dog for an assessment. As training animals evolved so did dog training. In the old days trainers were heavy-handed using a variety of outdated practices.

Years ago the dog on the farm that chased chickens would be punished by having a dead chicken tied around his neck until the thing rotted away. Disgusting, isn’t it. Putting a dog’s nose in its pee is also a thing of the past. Today we understand that dogs need an Alpha but, many trainers will not pin a dog, believing it heavy-handed. To pin a dog is to take it by the neck and force him to lay on his side, or back. Times have changed directly as a result of training Dolphins. After observing that a Dolphin is taught using a whistle and without touching it , Dog Trainers developed a way to do the same. This is how Clicker Training began.

This brings me to my present investigation. After a quick look at Dog content on Info barrel I realized that the people writing are obviously dog lovers. In addition, I see that a lot of good advice passed along but, some of the advise is misguided. Most people learn about pets by watching our families. Some people have well-behaved dogs, but most do not. As a trainer I expect a lot from a dog because I know what they are capable of.

Sadly, as a whole society does not treat dogs up to par. Only 60% of dog owners walk their dog. That is absolutely disgraceful as dogs need to be walked. So I suggest this when you read blogs. Read from a skeptical point of view. Anyone who is writing about favorite breeds needs to understand that the Kennel Club’s list changes every year. The same goes for intelligence in dogs, the list changes according to who wrote it. Realize that most information can be challenged depending on your bias.