If you are thinking of adding a new dog to your family, then you must be prepared to take up additional responsibility. If you are already a dog owner, you probably already know that bring up a dog is not an easy task and requires a lot of your time and effort.
Regardless of whether you are going to become a dog owner or is already a dog owner, one thing you should know is that it is really important to start training your dog as soon as possible, so that it will become an obedient dog that will know how to behave properly.
If you are wondering how to star training your dog, there are 2 main options that you can choose from. Obviously, each method come with its own pros and cons.
1) Training Your Dog Yourself
The advantage of training your dog yourself is that while training him, you are actually creating a bonding experience with your dog. By going through the training yourself, you are also trying to understand your dog better.
Also, it is probably a cheaper alternative as well. Of course, you will need to know how to train your dog. However, there are many great dog training course online that are easy to follow.
The disadvantage is that even when you have a good course to follow, there may always be this possibility that you are following the instructions wrongly or you may have misunderstood some lessons given in the dog training course. This may make your training ineffective.
2) Professional Trainer
Another option is to use a professional dog trainer. It is definitely a more expensive option but the cost will probably be well worth it. A professional dog trainer will be able to train your dog well and you do not have to go through the trouble of training your dog yourself if you do not have to desire to do so.
Hopefully, after reading this article, you have learned at least 1 tip or 2 regarding training a dog. In conclusion, always remember these few important points, no matter what is the age and breed of your dog.
1) When it comes to dog training, it is always better to sooner than later. The most ideal case is to start to train your dog when it is still a puppy. All things being equal, a younger dog is definitely easier to control and handle than an older dog.
2) Consistency is important in when you are training your dog. If you do not want your dog to jump up on other people, you should never allow your dog to jump up on you too. This is to prevent you from confusing the dog. You will not want your dog to be confused about why it is okay to jump on you but not on others.
Don’t despair if your dog is having serious behavior issues. With good training of your pet, you can correct your pet unwanted behavior.