Training tools for training dogs
Every dog owner wants a dog that is happy and brings enjoyment to the family it lives with, while not being a nuisance to the general community. This means putting time initially into training your puppy or dog. It also means spending time with your dog every day, exercising him, and showing him his place in your family. A dog that is not given clear rules to live by will be confused and more likely to bark, jump on people, and show destructive behaviour.
Exercise: A well-exercised dog is less likely to be bored and exhibit problem behaviour. Individual dogs need varying amounts of exercise, and time must be set-aside for this every day. Look in your vet clinic or a pet shop for ideas such as kongs, frisbees and balls that can make exercise fun, and mean the dog does even more running in the same time!
Relieving Boredom: A bored dog will bark, act inappropriately, and can be a nuisance. Neighbours do not enjoy listening to bored and lonely puppies or dogs bark and whine while left alone all day. As well as exercising and training the dog well, give him things to do while you are gone. Bones and chew bones are always good when you leave a dog alone for any length of time. Other tools are also available such as the Training Treat Ball, which extends feeding time and provides play.
Puppy Preschool and Obedience Classes, often run by your local vet, teach early socialization and training skills. These schools recognize that at a young age, it is important to introduce a pup to people, other dogs and situations that you want him to be relaxed around. The teachers will also show you the best way to get your pups attention and teach him simple commands, so that he learns that it is fun and reassuring for you to be in control. Most veterinarians and animal behaviourists agree that dogs learn most rapidly by the school of "Praise the good, and ignore the bad". Reward your pet for the behaviour that you want with food treats, pats, or verbal praise. When a puppy is praised he wants to repeat this behaviour, whether it is toileting outside, sitting, or waiting quietly when you return home. Obedience and training schools are also available for owners that want their pets to continue further training.
You Veterinarian: Some dogs are harder to train, and may seem overly anxious or obsessive in their behaviour. It is important that you consult a veterinarian about these pets, as they may have an underlying behaviour problem that will be diagnosed. Animals with behaviour problems can be assessed clinically, and a behaviour modification programme discussed with the owner. Drugs may also be beneficial in treating more severe problem behaviour. But remember, no behaviour problem is too small, and your vet staff can also advise you on behaviour questions and training tips to help your dog.
The Training Treat Ball: is a toy that will provide fun and play for your dog. The toy encourages your pet to exercise, and also provides mental stimulation by encouraging the dog's natural instincts.
How the Training Treat Ball Works: The Training Treat Ball contains dry dog treats. These treats come out as the dog rolls and plays with the ball, so reward the dog to continue. The ball is safe and non-toxic, is easy to clean, and has an adjustable opening so can be used for different sizes of dog treats.
How to let your dog enjoy the Training Treat Ball: - Put the dry dog treats into the ball through the wide opening. - Adjust the opening according to the size of the dog treats. - Introduce the ball to your dog, rolling it on the ground to catch your dog's interest, and so that he sees and smells how the treats are released. - Let your dog investigate and begin playing with the ball.
The Training Treat Ball provides stimulation and play. It may be useful in prolonging feeding time and interest, especially if your pet is left alone for periods of time. Exercise and mental stimulation are known to reduce the risk of a dog developing certain boredom and anxiety related behavioural problems. But most of all, the Training Treat Ball is FUN!
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