Dog Lovers are the people who enjoy looking after their canine friends as much as we like to look after our pets. Most of us are busy and have no time to do all the house training that it takes to make a well-behaved dog.
Most dog owners get it wrong when it comes to disciplining and training their dogs. Dogs, like humans, can be stubborn, and some owners make things worse by beating or scolding them, just because they misbehave! However, understanding dog behaviour goes far beyond a snappy bark or a well-placed bite.
Dog Lovers Need To Understand the Way The Dog Thinks
Many of us have an excellent opportunity to understand the way dogs think when we adopt an older dog from a shelter. Because these dogs know so much about human life, they tend to have a better chance of getting a dog that will learn the tricks they can do. Dog Lovers can take advantage of these dogs by adopting one of them and using a gentle, positive approach to teach their new dog the right way to behave.
The first thing a good owner does is establish a positive relationship with their dog. By listening to what their pet is telling them, the owner knows what they want to hear and what’s in the best interest of the dog. If a dog is barking, their owner knows this, and so does the dog, so it is no surprise that the owner ignores the sound or plays with the dog a little more.
Another way to quickly communicate with a dog is a hug. The dogs understand this gesture and it calms them down. Just as babies have a direct link between a mother’s voice and their heartbeat, dogs respond to the tone of the sound and follow that tone as they learn the owner’s tone.
Dog Lovers Should Listen To The Signals Of The Dogs
If a dog barks at you ignore it, the dog will likely bark at you later on. It could even turn into a full-blown war between the two of you. So always try to ignore the dog by either ignoring them or playing with them, whatever they want to do.
It is also essential to listen to the signals from your dog that they want attention. When they are pleased with simple behaviour such as sitting up on their hind legs, they might let you know by pulling their tails or pawing the ground. Remember, this might mean that they are hungry or need some water and therefore always make sure you are nearby to give them their need.
To develop a rapport with your dog it is essential to choose a dog that you both like. One that is friendly and would always allow you to touch him or her, and do so gently. Dogs love to be touched and are happy to do so.
Some Facts About The Different Dog Breeds
It is important to remember that even though a dog may look and act the same, they will respond differently to your specific breed. In general, a Dalmatian will be different to a Doberman, for example. Therefore it is essential to read the breed guide of your dog and learn more about their unique behaviour.
Dog Lovers should make sure that they do not become impatient with their dogs. They should never put pressure on their dogs when it comes to training or discipline.
With many dogs, it is a good idea to read books, take courses and participate in seminars to learn about how to train your dog and interact with the dog. However, dog lovers who can afford the time can use online forums and chat rooms. By participating in these kinds of activities, they can chat with other dog lovers and get advice from those who have already made it as a professional dog trainer.
Dog Lovers can get much more out of their dogs if they know the basics and can begin to implement the right training strategies, tips and techniques early on. After a while, they will be able to say “I got it”, and to enjoy being able to see their dogs doing things that they did not do when they were puppies.