What to do and what not to do.
Training your dog from the day you bring them home is crucial to help you build a harmonious and fulfilling relationship with your doggo.
Early training sets the foundation for a well-behaved and happy pet, benefiting both you and your canine companion.
The importance of early training lies in creating a strong bond, effective communication, and a safe environment.
It establishes a hierarchy within the family, and helps your new buddy understand their role and your expectations.
Consistent training cultivates obedience, makes it easier to manage and enjoy your dog. This includes basic commands, housebreaking, and socialisation. It teaches your furry friend how to interact with people and other animals.
The impact of not training your dog can be disruptive and even dangerous.
An untrained dog may engage in destructive behaviours, become aggressive, or exhibit anxiety. This can lead to damage to your property, strained relationships with neighbours, and, in extreme cases, legal issues.
Inadequate training can also put your pet's safety at risk, as they may not respond to commands in critical situations.
To ensure effective training, it's essential to use positive reinforcement techniques, such as treats and praise, to encourage desired behaviours.
Avoid harsh punishments or negative reinforcement, as they can lead to fear and aggression. Consistency, patience, and regular practice are key.
Seek professional guidance if needed and provide mental and physical stimulation to keep your dog engaged and happy.
Ultimately, training your dog from day one fosters a loving and well-behaved pet, enriching your life and the life of your furry friend with companionship and a strong, positive connection.
Much love from all the team at K9 Heaven - Helping build better, happier, healthier dogs. www.k9heaven.co.nz.
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