If you have a pet dog, you’re going to have to take care of it appropriately. This would entail providing it with nutritious food, bathing it regularly and having frequent walks. These are basic necessities in order to have a healthy pet. However, there’s more to it than just providing the basics; your dog also needs to be trained and taught how to behave properly for it to become a well rounded individual. There are quite a few types of dog obedience equipment that help mold your pet into a well behaved canine, but if you’re just starting out, you will only need a few items.
Standard dog obedience equipment would include jumps, dumbbells and scent articles, each have a specific purpose that helps train your dog. But for the newbie, it would be best to just stick to the basics, which are a leash, collar and dog treats. With these items, you will be able to teach your dog the basic commands such as sit, down, stay and come. If these commands are learned by your dog, it will allow you to manipulate the behavior of your pet even in public places. But training a dog is not as easy as it seems, but it can be done with dedication and the right attitude. Here are effective tips that have helped many owners train their dog effectively.
Never use force on your pet, it only reverses whatever progress you’ve made. If you feel you’re at the end of the line, you can have a break from training and resume when you’ve calmed your nerves.
Positive reinforcement is a much better training scheme. It has proven to be a very effective training method and is a favorite among many dog trainers. It allows trainers to put their point across without inflicting harm on the animal.
Use the rewards wisely. Toys and treats are some of the most effective kinds of dog obedience equipment that you will ever use. The reward should only be given after the dog has performed a desirable action.
Combine these tips with basic training knowledge and dog obedience equipment and you will have all the necessary tools to train your dog into your ideal pet.
Steve Patterson is an author for the websites Brutus Report, Reverse Cell Phones, and Diet Cleanse,
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