Pet Obedience Ideas To Live By

From Alder's Worlds

When I got my Border Collie mix Sam from the local Humane Society, he had very few problems, which is a godsend for a rescued dog. In fact, when I inquired about Sam through a phone call, the people at the Humane Society said he was basically the perfect dog. They informed me that the only problem he had was jumping up on people. I thought, "that will be easy to solve".

If the dog runs past you, turn 180 degrees and run in the other direction. Watch over your shoulder and as the dog gets close, turn and encourage the why does my dog bark at other dogs to come right to you. As your dog begins to understand the exercise, and you are starting to get further away from him, try to make yourself as tall as you can when you call him in. If you drop down into a hunch or crouch then the smaller you will be to the dog.

Instinct behaviour is also an important cause of barking. Some dogs still demonstrate normal canine pack behaviour and barking is a form of communication and to display territory. Breeds such as Siberian Huskies, Alaskan Malamutes, German Shepherd Dogs and dogs crossed with wolves seem to be more prone to this type of barking.

Perhaps you have seen the show "It's Me or the Dog". This is a program that demonstrates in real life what can happen when a dog has not been sent to dog obedience School. The lessons learned can help your family avoid the feeling that the dog has taken over the house and make sure you stay in charge.

Once I gave the treats, I ignored the dogs, or they would hound me for more treats, and eventually they would come to me, get their treat, and gradually wander back to their previous activities of grazing, searching for non-existent rabbits, etc. Then I stepped up the training. Calling the dogs to me in the middle of the back yard is one thing, but having them all race to me at the back door is entirely different. Calling from the back door means that they might have to come inside the house, and inside means no wrestling, barking, and acting like crazy dogs. Outside is far more fun on a sunny day!

Tip: Simply ordering animals to do what we want doesn't suffice - they have free will. It's about being in relationship. It's about learning what motivates reactive dogs each animal.

OI also want to have my own car and a driver, so that I can go for long drives as and when I want. Oh what fun would it be, to just hop on to the back seat of a convertible, have the wind blowing in my face and to have no one pushing me to the extreme corner of the car seat. I can't wait to lie back and say to myself, "Now that's the way to live!

Moving objects such as cats, squirrels and kids on bikes are harder. Try them only when your dogs' behavior is consistent. If it's not working then you've simply gone too far too fast. Just back up a bit and try again.

Your voice plays a very important role in your dog obedience training. Your voice will be the most indispensable tool in training. That is why you need to be very firm of your voice. Having said that, you need to let your dog feel that you care and show some compassion with your voice. Do not be aggressive in any way or else your dog might be challenged.

An outdoor dog has an address, not a home. Does your dog get so much mail that it needs its own address? A real value dogs offer is as companion animals. Do you live out in your yard? Whose company does your yard dog pulls on leash keep and protect? Stop behavior problems and start enjoying real protection and companionship.