Hi everyone, my name is Karen and I’m a avid animal lover and passionate about “mans best friend”
I have always been an animal lover, particularly dogs but was a late starter as I had a parent who wasn’t keen on animals however I successfully held on to my love of dogs. My dream finally came true when I was around 12 years old and when some very good friends of my parents were moving overseas they asked if we would like to take on their beautiful female Golden Retriever who became my best friend in my teenage years and I continue to have dogs in my life to this very day now I’m in my 50’s.
As time went by I went on to breed and show Airedale Terriers which was a wonderful adventure and travelled to many dog shows meeting many people and different breed of dogs.
Like me, you have probably discovered and sometimes the hard way that having a misbehaving or untrained dog is not fun and can cause a lot of problems within your household. I have always found that beginning to teach my dog the basic skills as some are listed below, goes a long way in making everyones life more pleasant!
Why is training my dog now so important
No matter what breed or size dog you have they need to learn the household rules and who’s boss.
The bond you start developing between yourself and your dog will set you up for success in training. This is the same no matter whether your goal is for a top obedience competitor or the well behaved family member.
Teaching your dog the basic skills with positive training early as a puppy and continuing as the dog grows sets up the pathway to having a happy and successful relationship between yourself and your dog and having a happy household. He needs to know the basics:
- how to sit
- walk on a lead
- be around people without jumping all over them
- know his place in the house with good manners
and that all important one – how to be housetrained.
Training your dog involves daily ongoing dedication and is not restricted to just the occasional time or places. Set aside some time each day to give your dog some formal training aside from the daily interaction you have. It is also a good idea to check out the local group training classes which are offered by your local community or veterinary.
Good luck on your adventure and most of all remember your dog is your best friend and just wants to love and please you, try doing that back for your dog.
Enjoy your trip in training together
Leave your comments on how your training journey is going.