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5 Top Dog Training Tips

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Wondering How to Dog Train at home?

Congratulations on getting your new DOG! If this is your very first dog, welcome to the amazing life of dog ownership. But be aware that the man and woman’s most loyal or probably the best friend you carried home better not take the spot of your real best friend.

Dogs are indeed a lot of fun, but at the same time, they also necessitate a lot of hard & smart work. There are numerous things your furry friend needs to thrive; decent training is one of the most significant of these. Train your dog really well, but it's somewhat hard to acknowledge how to get started.

Once you take your new dog or puppy to your home, it is smart to begin training them immediately, at least start training them for basic obedience stuff. But where should you begin? What is the best approach for training a dog or puppy? 

These are some common questions that might bother you a little bit. But, don't worry; we at Brad Pattison Pet Wellness are aware of your queries regarding dog behaviour training methods and we will are happy to assist you.

There are actually many options for training your new dog. Whether you choose to train your puppy or dog yourself, take dog training classes or hire a private trainer/agency, you can still implement the following key training tips right away to make the dog training process easier.

Here in this blog, we compiled some handy tips to help you & your pup get going.

#1. Choose Your Dog's Name Wisely.

Did you know some very specific names are more suitable for training your dog? Choosing a short name that your dog can clearly hear really helps you & your dog in the training sessions. A strong ending, like in the names "Pheobe," "Jasper," "Jack," & "Ginger," perks up dog ears, especially when you place emphasis at the end. And believe us, dogs learn really fast when they listen to one thing again & again.

Note:- If you somehow decide to get an old DOG & if in case they are coming out of an abusive situation, a new fun name may even signify a fresh start. Dogs are remarkably adaptable. If you decide to give them a new name, use it consistently & soon enough, your pup will respond to it.

#2. Bite Inhibition - Say No to Dog Biting.

Bite inhibition is an important part of dog training. It includes teaching your pup to use their teeth gently. Teach your dog about bite inhibition by allowing him to use his mouth when playing with him, ending the playtime if he uses his teeth too hard.

Instead of punishing your new love, a great approach to discourage your mouthy canine is to fake you are in a lot of pain & grief when they bite/nip you; a sharp, loud-mouthed yell should work.

Most of the dogs are so surprised that they stop immediately. However, it helps prevent a serious bite from happening when your pup grows into adulthood.

#3. Reward Good Dog Behaviour

Reward your dog's good behaviour with positive(+ve) reinforcement., such as praise and some good pats to the chest area and shoulders. Telling your dog, "Yes, good dog!" with a smiling face & a happy tone will let your pup know they have performed the task well.

Let them know when they're getting it right. Along those identical lines, never ever reward their bad dog behaviour, as it will only confuse your dog. Praise your dog after 3 consecutive times the dog has done the correct response.

#4. Set Them Free, But Slowly & Gradually.

Respect them & their freedom & they will respect you. 

Very carefully let your new dog gradually earn freedom throughout your home. A basic error that many pet owners make is giving their new pup too much liberty/freedom too soon. This produces behavior problems in them & can easily lead to accidents relating to housetraining & destructive chewing.

#5. Socializing your Dog is Important.

Socializing is just what it sounds like: It's about getting your puppy out & about experiencing new people, places & situations. Dogs that are well-socialized always become well-adjusted as they age & become adults. This will help your puppy feel more comfortable at places like the vet & groomer.

Consult an expert dog trainer at Brad Pattison Pet Wellness, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

If you are struggling at any section of your dog's basic or advanced training, don't hesitate to contact a professional dog trainer or join a training class. Usually, this is one of the fastest ways to get results. In addition, professional trainers have years of knowledge they can use to help you & your pup. Remember treat training empowers the treat not the bond between owner and dog. Plus praising with treats all the time only encourages more unwanted behaviours like, Jumping up, Begging, Stealing food, Eating garbage, and more. To resolve unwanted behaviours other dog trainers have taught your dog. Contact me to resolve these issues and get your dog on the right path so you can enjoy quality time with your dog. 

We host regular training classes & training programs at Brad Pattison Pet Wellness – reach out to our team for more details at!


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