A Few Proven Dog Care Tips

It is very common to find out when you are a dog owner that your family, friends and neighbors are not always in the mood to deal with a misbehaved dog, so you may lose social contacts because of this. Thus the importance of following simple rules to avoid this from happening. Here are a few proven tips that will help you in not only enjoying your pet much more, but in having others do the same with you.
Let’s begin with when you take your dog out for a walk to exercise, something we already know is a must when you have that kind of a pet. Some dogs tend to pull so hard on their leash that their owner is practically flying behind them. Some tendencies suggest using a choke chain, but that can be a dangerous thing if you have a really strong dog that you have not yet trained, since you can certainly hurt him/her. In fact, if the collar is too tight in the wrong spot, you could cause permanent damage to the windpipe and voice box of the dog, so watch out for this.
It is important first of all to learn what is the reason for this behavior. Guessing, or considering one dog’s behavior should be the same as another is one big mistake. Some dogs, for example, are natural “pullers”, as found in the Working Class category. Siberian Huskies and Samoyeds are a good example. These animals are usually so happy to be out that their tendency is to show their dominance over the pack right away. Their nature is exactly that: to pull.
Others are scent hounds, like the Beagle, so their usual behavior is going after their “prey”. Sniffing on the trail is what they do. Because there are several reasons dogs pull on their lead, you need to know which training method works the best for each reason. What works best for a dominant breed and a pulling breed is different than for an excitable dog or a hunting dog.
You have already seen there are always different reasons why dogs pull on their lead; therefore, it is important that you make an effort to find out which is the training method you need to use to teach your dog to stop doing that. You will learn that what works best for a dominant breed or a pulling breed certainly is different than what works with an excitable dog or a hunting one. It will be an enjoyable activity to take your dog out on a walk once he/she has been trained to heel properly, but remember, each dog has its own time to learn, so just be consistent and you will see the results for sure.

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