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The Ten Commandments Of Dog Training And Ownership~!

Instead of coddling and soothing your dog at the first sign of distress, let’s learn to ignore minor stress and moments of uncertainty. Trust that your dog is a creature designed to overcome challenges, and that she is much more resilient than you give her credit for. Like kids, your dog will take cues from your level of reaction as a guide for how strongly they should feel and be concerned about situations.

Being Your Dog’s Leader is Key to Training

Dogs, in their natural state, are pack animals. We tend to think of them simply as autonomous pups and don't often consider their immutable core nature as pack animals, however. This failure to take into account the true nature of dogs can make training more difficult. Likewise, understanding what it means to be a pack animal can unlock one of trainings greatest secrets.

Dog Training Tips ~

Everyone in the family should have turns at training your dog especially the children since it also establishes pack order.

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Off Leash Training

Off leash training is the next step after working with your dog on a leash. There are some areas that require you have your dog on a leash but there are also many situations where you can skip the leash if your dog is properly trained. The trick is for your dog to behave just like they are on the leash even when not leashed.

Alpha Dog Training~

If your dog starts displaying aggressive behavior and attempts to dominate you or members of your family, you should begin alpha dog training immediately.

Learned Components of Aggression

Learning and conditioning aggravate most forms of interdog aggression.

Separation Anxiety

When your dog suffers from separation anxiety, leaving the house can be just as stressful for you as it is for him. No one likes to see a beloved pet upset—plus, any time away from home might be spent worrying what kind of mess awaits your return. Will your pooch tear up the sofa? Chew the walls? Pee on the carpet? Shake, drool and bark for hours?

Treating Dog Aggression


Thyroid issues are important to rule out when you are dealing with aggression. If, in fact thyroid issues are present, thyroid medication will help.

What most people do not understand is that while this kind of behavior is unacceptable to humans, it is quite natural for dogs to be aggressive. Where dogs are concerned, there is always a good reason for aggressive behavior, the only problem is that their owners fail to acknowledge it.

Dog aggression can be reduced or even prevented as long as you, the owner, are willing to understand the factors that influence your dog's behavior. A good rule is to treat any signs of aggression as they surface, rather than deal with aggression when it has become an issue. It is always easier that way. It is also easier when you understand how important your role is and how your own behavior may contribute to the development of aggression problems in your dog.


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