The most common trick to teach a dog is “sit.” Simply hold a treat in your fingers and put it near your dog’s nose and slightly backward (toward the tail). As the dog watches the treat go back over his head, his rear end should naturally go down. When his rear end hits the floor, […]
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How about getting the whole family?especially the kids?involved in training the dog? Local recreation departments offer low-cost training classes in four to six-week sessions. Classes include ?Frisbee Fun For Dogs,? ?Crash Course in Basic Canine Manners,? ?Puppy Kindergarten? and? ?Help! My Dog is Driving Me Crazy.? See ?Dog Sports,? ?Training? and ?Trails? in Petsguide to […]
If your pup has an accident indoors and you catch him in the act of eliminating, do something to interrupt him and immediately take him to his bathroom spot. Don?t punish, as animals don?t understand punishment after the fact, even if it?s only seconds later. Also, clean the soiled area thoroughly. Puppies are likely to […]
In order to help pet owners free themselves and their pets of negative behaviors?or avoid them altogether?we asked seven professional animal trainers what they think are some of the most important things pet owners should know about their pets. The results? Six simple steps that can help promote the perfect pet-human relationship (no matter what degree of perfection you?re after).