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Where Are The Best Places To Train A Puppy: A Few Suggestions

A pup is a bundle of pure energy that has a seemingly endless potential for mischief, and they require lots of attention and patience and care. Correcting behavior, finding an outlet for that boundless energy and training your new best friend need not be an unpleasant chore though. Sometimes just the location can add a pleasant slant to the training process. So here are some tips on where are the best places to train a puppy, with this in mind.
Probably the most pertinent training to give a new pup includes: sitting on command, coming when called, respecting personal boundaries and learning good on-leash behavior. Correcting (not punishing) bad behavior and rewarding good behavior will be a part of your daily life until your little fur-ball gets a handle on the ‘pack rules’.
Teaching tricks is also a great way to bond with your pet and also serves to stimulate his or her mind. This article will not be about training your puppy per se, but about the best places to accomplish common training goals and contribute to your and your puppy’s enjoyment and wellbeing.
The leash is a link between you and your dog, a means of ensuring safety and delivering corrective instruction, not a restriction or a means of punishment. Start at home with a few paces and gradually increase distance, especially if your pup is still a little tyke. There are many dog parks in most cities and they serve two functions – getting your dog the exercise he/she needs and learning good social behavior from and with other dogs.
Exercise is very important, especially for puppies – and providing it will help to burn away reserves of energy that can otherwise manifest in bad behavior. Many trainers suggest treadmills for hyperactive dogs. Another suggestion is to make use of any staircases you may have access to – having your pup run up and down stairs chasing or retrieving a ball is a great example of a location adding value to your training. It has the added benefit of not being weather-dependent and allowing you to multi-task – perhaps finish up some paperwork at a desk between tossing the ball and administering pats and praise.
Dog-friendly beaches are fantastic places – especially for hyperactive pups. The sand provides less traction and so shorter walks and runs are more effective. Digging and barking at waves are also great entertainment. Pack a picnic and use the opportunity to teach your best bud some boundaries regarding people-food. Dunes and hills are great places to teach the roll-over trick, as gravity will help with movement.
Hiking and low-grade mountain climbing are activities you can share with most breeds of dog, and beautiful, quiet surroundings make for a great place to deal with behavioral issues linked to insecurity, nervousness or anxiety. Take along some chicken broth in a squeeze bottle and when you rest spray a couple of random spots to let a fearful pup’s nose spur him/her to explore the environment with more confidence.
In choosing where are the best places to train a puppy, remember to keep your dog’s breed, personality and safety in mind. Use a leash in public places except where indicated. Always take baggies along and clean up after your pet. Bring along water and a small dish if the weather is warm or you are going on a long foray. And never forget to take along some dry treats to aid in training and correction.…

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How to Train Your Pet

Training your pet does not necessarily has to involve a pet trainer. There are simpler ways of pet training. These include showing the pet what you want it to do. Pointing at an object is the best way of pet training. An example is pointing at its cage when you want it to go to sleep or rest. If you want it to eat, you should point at its feeding bowl. While pointing at the object you want the pet to use, you should say the name of the action or object clearly, so that the pet hears the name. After a number of days repeating the same routine, you can test if the pest has learned the routine by saying the name without pointing. If the pet responds correctly, then you know that your pet training has worked.
Other conversational signals are easy for pet training. Shaking your head or your palm sideways is a refusal signal. At first you should do it and then hold the pet and make it do whatever you want it to do. When you repeat the signal a number of times, the pet realizes that the signal means refusal and you do not have to touch it. It moves away on its own. The easiest signal for commending the pet is a smile. This is given when the pet has done something good like catching a rodent or pushing a trolley closer. Other complex signals are learnt as derivatives of the simpler ones and it should be a step-by-step process.…