Tips To Make Training Your Dog Easier And More Rewarding

Let your dog know that you care. Most of the time you are paying attention to the very bad things they do and overlooking the good. This often results in problems later. Try keeping track of how often you praise and scold your pet in a day. For every one negative thing, make sure you say five positive things as well. This will reinforce that positive behavior brings due rewards, and thus lead to a better behaved pet.

Can you afford and are you willing to invest money in nutritious foods, vaccinations, medical check-ups and treatments and more for your pet?

Black dogs need more love. Do you know that there is a National Black Dog Day in October? The day was created because statistics showed that, in the US, black or dark-furred dogs are often not picked for adoption. Hence, pet shelters, pet welfare organisations and dog lovers all came together to spread the word that a black dog is no less lovable and loyal compared to dogs of other colors. Also, black-furred dogs can be truly adorable, as evidenced by Black Dogs Project.

If you house train your puppy, keep in mind that everything that goes in is eventually coming back out. If you feed your dog at the same periods of the day, he will have regular bathroom habits. That way, you will know when the dog likely needs to go out and can prevent accidents.

Acclimate your dog to the source that triggers his barking fits. It might be something they hear or being exposed to people. Once used to these things, your pet will know that barking is not necessary.

If you're bringing a new dog into your house, you'll have to figure out where that pet will be sleeping. Putting the puppy in your bed if you intend to eventually crate him at night will lead to problems down the road. If your dog will be in your bed, make sure that it is something that you're comfortable with doing every night.

Talk to your vet about how much to feed your dog. Some people feed the dog based on their food package recommendations, but these can be wrong and cause them to be overweight. Check with you vet to find out about the feeding guidelines for your particular dog.