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Awww, this makes me want to get a pug! I’ve always wanted a black one.

 

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Dog Park, Dog Park

What a lovely day to go to the dog park with Abby. She met a few new friends, did a lot of sniffing and got some exercise.  There were no mean dogs there, just friendlies and their owners. I met a lady from Massachusetts who told me the story of her beautiful border collie, Travis. I’ll get to that in the next post cause’ it’s gettin’ late and it’s time to “hit the hay” as it were. (Yes, I was born in a barn!)

7 Useful Dog Training Tips by M. Ripke

There are some dog owners who prefer to teach or train their pets themselves rather than hiring professional trainers to do it for them. This is a good choice since the owners can have lots of bonding times with their pet dogs. The only problem is when the dog owners do not have the necessary knowledge or experience in training dogs. Instead of making their pets obedient and well-behaved, wrong training techniques can make dogs mean or aggressive towards others.<br><br>
1. Patience is a virtue. The dog owner who trains his pet using the right dog training techniques will have a lifetime of benefits. A dog that is trained using the right techniques will not be harmful and cause trouble to the family. The top tip for dog training is to be patient. You should not give up right away when your dog fails to obey you. Training your dog will definitely require a lot of time and effort, but it will all be worth it in the long run. <br><br>
2. Observe a reward policy. The second dog training tip is to reward the dog only when it does the right thing. Make it a habit to give something to your dog after it obeys your instruction. For instance, give food to your dog when it sits after telling it to do so. Your dog will obey you the next time. <br><br>
3. Do not abuse your dog in any way. Third in the list of dog training tips is to never punish your dog by shouting at it or hitting it. Punishing your dog will make it afraid or angry. This will cause you to have a harder time dealing with your dog. <br><br>
4. Make the training easy. One of the most important dog training techniques you can use is to make the training session short and fun. Almost everyone gets bored with long lessons – even dogs. The ideal training session would be 10 to 20 minutes. It would also be better if you can train your dog more than once every day. Three times per day is enough and that would only take a total of one hour. It may include reviews of previous training sessions or new tricks. Like students, reviews can also be useful your dog to remember and retain what you teach. <br><br>
5. Study dog training. The fifth dog training technique is for you to have proper knowledge about dogs and their behaviors. Professional dog trainers say that dogs of one breed have different behavior than other breeds. By researching, you will learn that the dog could be best trained as early as eight weeks old. You can also know what tricks are hard or easy for your dog to learn through research.

There are some dog owners who prefer to teach or train their pets themselves rather than hiring professional trainers to do it for them. This is a good choice since the owners can have lots of bonding times with their pet dogs. The only problem is when the dog owners do not have the necessary knowledge or experience in training dogs. Instead of making their pets obedient and well-behaved, wrong training techniques can make dogs mean or aggressive towards others.<br><br> 1. Patience is a virtue. The dog owner who trains his pet using the right dog training techniques will have a lifetime of benefits. A dog that is trained using the right techniques will not be harmful and cause trouble to the family. The top tip for dog training is to be patient. You should not give up right away when your dog fails to obey you. Training your dog will definitely require a lot of time and effort, but it will all be worth it in the long run. <br><br>2. Observe a reward policy. The second dog training tip is to reward the dog only when it does the right thing. Make it a habit to give something to your dog after it obeys your instruction. For instance, give food to your dog when it sits after telling it to do so. Your dog will obey you the next time. <br><br>3. Do not abuse your dog in any way. Third in the list of dog training tips is to never punish your dog by shouting at it or hitting it. Punishing your dog will make it afraid or angry. This will cause you to have a harder time dealing with your dog. <br><br>4. Make the training easy. One of the most important dog training techniques you can use is to make the training session short and fun. Almost everyone gets bored with long lessons – even dogs. The ideal training session would be 10 to 20 minutes. It would also be better if you can train your dog more than once every day. Three times per day is enough and that would only take a total of one hour. It may include reviews of previous training sessions or new tricks. Like students, reviews can also be useful your dog to remember and retain what you teach. <br><br>5. Study dog training. The fifth dog training technique is for you to have proper knowledge about dogs and their behaviors. Professional dog trainers say that dogs of one breed have different behavior than other breeds. By researching, you will learn that the dog could be best trained as early as eight weeks old. You can also know what tricks are hard or easy for your dog to learn through research.

You can learn more about the last two, and yet most important tips and tricks related to dog training techniques, at <b><a href=”http://www.thedogtraininginstitute.com”>http://www.thedogtraininginstitute.com</a></b&gt;. The experts there will teach you the proven and proper approach to safe dog training, strenghtening the bond between you and your pet.

Abby the Aussie and Lyme Disease

Beware of lyme disease in your dog. Abby contracted it in south-central Penna.  several years ago and it went undiagnosed by two vets.  She kept coming up lame and I was told that she had arthritis in her back legs, although she was relatively young. Because nobody tested her for lyme, she ended up with permanent joint damage similar to the effects of arthritis and requires medication daily. Just ask the vet to do a routine lyme test because obvious symptoms might not show up for a long time after the tick bite.  I would not want any other dog to go through what Abby goes through every day. Here is some good info I found…Lyme Disease Borreliosis in Dogs.

Martha’s Pet Training Tips

Here are some quick and easy tips to make your dog a polite Canine Citizen…http://www.marthastewart.com/article/techniques-for-training-dogs?backto=true

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