How to Find Low Maintenance Dogs

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Dogs are known as one of the most favorite pets of human. People do love dogs, and dogs do love us as well. Not many pets are as loyal as dogs. We can feel their excitement when we come back home from work. They seem very happy to see us. Taking care of dogs is very important, but unfortunately some people don’t have enough time, patience to take care of them. For them, they need different kinds of dogs. This article is all about those dogs which need low maintenance.

Bolognese Dogs: These dogs are great. They are originally from Italy. They are small in size and are very adorable. They don’t need any large space. One of the best things about these dogs is that you don’t have to go to walk with them every day. They are also very easy to train. They are only 8-16 pounds, but good enough to attack strangers.

Pug: These dogs are also low maintenance dogs. They are very friendly and are good with kids. They can be called toy dogs. Like Bolognese dogs, they don’t need long walks every day. In fact, they don’t want to spend energy. They feel very happy in the home.

Pitbull: These dogs are very loyal. Unlike many dogs, they need only small dwelling. They are very healthy and need exercise. If you want to buy a pitbull, then you should know that they are great with the first time owner. If you are not the first time owner, then you might find it difficult to train them.

There are numerous types of dogs in the world. Not all dogs are suitable for everyone. Some dogs are very active while others are not very active. The types of dogs stated above are not very active, but you should not neglect them at all. You should treat them as your child. Go for a walk with them when you have time.

Sealing The Hole Of The Problem: How To Stop Dogs From Digging

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Have you been having holes in your lawn lately? Muddy paw prints around the house? Then I suspect your buddy must have digging problems. They because of some reasons and we have to identify these reasons and deal with them, clearly communicate with them that digging is unacceptable (most especially when you just had a new landscape). So here are a few common reasons to help you determine which one is it:

  1. He likes to dig — simple!
  2. He wants attention
  3. Boredom — he needs to have some physical and mental stimulation
  4. Trying to search for a mate (if he keeps digging under the fence)
  5. They simply love to dig in freshly-turned dirt
  6. They are attracted to fertilized dirt — they love the smell of it
  7. They dig themselves a den (like in the wild)
  8. for shelter — to cool down or warm up themselves
  9. they are bred to do so (as in Labradors and Terriers)
  10. To store food
  11. Hunting

Have you identified which one is it? Let’s move on then.

 

What are the two main things we need to know in training? Fairness and Consistency. After we have identified the reason why he does such act, we can now go over a solution. Got none? Try these:

ü  Give him lots of physical and mental stimulation — he’ll get tired, he won’t dig

ü  If he digs to hide bones, then don’t give him anything to bury

ü  If you can’t look after him, confine him. Do this unless you’re done with the problem

ü  Have some balloons and bury them on your dog’s favorite digging spot. When he digs and blows a balloon, it’ll pop and irritate him. This gives him a negative association.

ü  When he starts to dig and you caught him, reprimand him, associate an act like spraying on him water. He associates the act negatively — he digs, he gets sprayed at or reprimanded

ü  Fill up the holes with his poop, he won’t like it (but make sure that you put pineapples first with his food — he might feel like eating the poop you buried)

ü  Provide a digging area — he’ll figure out there’s a designated area for digging, not just anywhere

ü  If he’s digging under the fence, fill in all the holes under the fencepet training

Training Dogs: Knowing The Different Types Of Training

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Training dogs is a job with a wide coverage. Depending on how you you’re your dog to be, how you want him to act, what you want him to do, your buddy gets into different types of training. There are multiple meanings to the term “training.” It would be helpful to us where to enroll him, or what tips to look into since there are a number of trainings for dogs, so here are some features:

dog trainingBehavior training. This training is simply geared towards making your dog to be a “good canine citizen”. The course includes housetraining, good behavior around other people and dogs, reasonable leash manners and other small things which can make your dog a more of a pleasant companion than a threat.

Obedience training. This is teaching the dog how to do specific activities. This can include traditional “obedience” exercises such as heeling. Here in this training, we consider the most, prompt and precise performance — simply training, not behavioral modification.

Activity training. This includes hunting, herding, search and rescue, lure coursing — any activities designed to strengthen the dog’s abilities and of his handler. Common activities also include sports and agility performances.

Know what your dog needs. And always remember that in every training, there should be a display of fairness and consistency from you.

On-Leash Dog Aggression: How To Control It

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You are walking on a sunny afternoon at the park, humming along with the music played at your iPod, when suddenly you get tugged by the leash that you’ve been pulling, and you can no longer hear the sound of your iPod because of the barks and growls of your dog at another dog. On-leash Dog aggressions are one of the problems we encounter especially at these situations: having walks at the park. It not only threatens us and the other dog, but it threatens other people as well. To deal with, let’s look at some tips, and see if these might work for our little buddy.

training your dogü  At the first sign of aggressiveness, call your dog, yell out an obedience command, to divert his attention. This way, he performs another behavior and loses focus on the other dog, making him passive and not threatening.

ü  In eradicating the leash aggression, while in the process, do your best to avoid possible confrontations. Hold on to that muzzle.

ü  Dogs are sensitive animals, he surely can pick up your energies, emotions, breathing and feelings, so if you grab his leash tightly as he attacks another dog, he becomes anxious and stressed.

ü  Try practicing the Focused Attention Exercise:

  1. Free the environment from any distractions
  2. Prepare treats
  3. With your dog’s leash, call him by name, and say “look”
  4. As he displays eye contact, give him a treat. Keep the sequence the same always
  5. Now, strengthen it. Add some variables, get on with the sequence then move to one side. If he follows you and looks at you in the eye, give him a treat
  6. Repeat the exercise 5-6 times then start again to another side
  7. Take it to different locations and gradually add distractions — take it real slow

ü  Try playing “Find it”. The same with the Focus Attention Exercise. Redirect his attention. Practice throwing a treat to the ground and say “find it!”. This breaks the eye contact and makes your dog non-threatening

ü  Always reward your dog when he politely and calmly greets unfamiliar dogs. Show him that you’re happy with what he’s doing

 

Start training your dog and try them on the next time you go for a walk at the park.

Treating the Jumping Problem

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Getting annoyed of being jumped at and getting pawmarks on your clothes? Break the jumping mania before somebody gets knocked off.

training a dogIn treating the jumping behavior of dogs, you have to first know why they are into such behavior. Below are the following reasons to explain such:

 

  • They’re simply excited — it just shows that they’re happy to see you
  • Your dogs are seeking attention
  • To assert dominance over you and your guests — rare but it happens

Dogs couldn’t get the idea that jumping is not acceptable, or inappropriate at some point. It becomes a challenge to the owner to relay the message that it is

 

Correct the behavior before it’s too late. How? Try some of these tips:

 

  • Start as early as possible — better prevent behavior problems as early as possible
  • Communicate with your dog clearly, implying that the behavior is unaccepted, and always remember to be consistent
  • Never reward the dog that jumps on people by giving them the attention they want. This sticks to them the idea that rewarded behavior is reinforced behavior

 

Always be consistent with your actions, and you’ll see results soon.

Dog Trainer 101: Learning the Principles of Training Dogs

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When starting off training sessions with your buddy, make sure that you are fully equipped with the knowledge you need to understand your dog’s behavior. By knowing their behavior through principles, it would be easier for you to train your dog, as methods and techniques are grounded on these. Whatever method you use, it all falls on the same principles. Ready to start your training? Let’s get started then.

  • Most behavioral problems are due to separation anxiety
  • Behavioral problems are a result of lack of communication, or miscommunication between you and your dog
  • Obedience training at an early stage the most effective technique to correct any behavior problems, and prevent future problems
  • Let him know what is acceptable and unacceptable for your dogs, and be consistent with it
  • Be clear that you are always the alpha dog or leader in your owner-dog relationship
  • Know the cause of such behavior. There are factors that may trigger the behavior, before you modify the act, know why he is doing this, and deal with it first.
  • Be careful you are not inadvertently rewarding the behavior you are trying to eliminate. Be clear on how you want your dog to act.

As long as you are guided with these principles, you will keep yourself on the right track… and your dog, too!

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Understanding the Barking Problem

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It gives us headaches when we can’t quit our dogs from barking — it’s never easy to deal with and we end up getting angry over our pets. The best way to deal with this problem is to trace the root cause of it. Why do dogs bark?

training your dog Dogs bark to express their needs or their excitement, some to express territoriality, or to alert others of impending danger. Some dogs are bred to bark, as for terriers and hounds. Some, if they are isolated or separated or trapped, or with other animals, or simply need your attention.

To stop the barking problem, you need to keep in mind the cause of the barking, show him you are the alpha, and clearly communicate with your dog. If you want to modify the behavior, especially on excessive barking, relay to your dog what is accepted and what is not, reinforce the acceptable behavior — convey a clear and consistent message to your dog at all times.

Sibling Rivalry — Understanding It And Controlling It

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pet training “Sibling rivalry” is a term we use to connote dog-to-dog aggression in the household. It has always been a big problem especially to those having more than one dog at home. Getting stuck with their fights not only drives you mad and crazy but threatens you and your family’s safety. As a responsible dog owner, you wouldn’t want to see your dogs fight, creating too much noise, too much threat and too much mess at home. It would be better if you get to understand the reasons why these things burst out:

1. Competition over resources. It is always normal to end in fights for dogs because of this since by nature, dogs are territorial animals. They may fight over toys, places to sleep, toys, or even YOU.
2. Poor socialization as a pup. Rough play would be the start of it. Since these dogs, when they were still puppies have not been into biting inhibition, they end up going crazy over the biting thing and light up fights between the other dogs at home.
3. Dominance hierarchy instability. When a younger dog reaches maturity, it may challenge the older ones, or just the older dogs thinking that they have been asked into a duel. Or it can be that two dogs of the same sex and age, which is the usual case.

Now that you have ruled out the common causes, you may be ready to take on the referee role of stopping your dogs from destructing each other.

If this is about dominance problem and one of your dogs had already established the dominant role, then go with it, and respect it. You can show this by giving the dominant dog attention first, before the rest. If they are fighting over resources, then take the root cause away — simple! And they’ll quit the quarrel. But if you expect this as a daily routine of theirs, might as well mess up with it — tire them, calm them, and they won’t have energies at all to start a fight. Most importantly, establish the fact that you are the leader, the alpha, the respected and trusted one. Obedience training should be done properly then.

Dog Training

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Our site has a complete guide on everything you need to know about dog training. The best place to start is to visit the dog training summary page found at the top of the menu, this summary page is where you can find out more about different dog training subjects in detail. The complete guides will help you pick out the supplies and the exactly dog training methods. Here are some of the topics covered in this guide.

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Dog Psychology — Foundations Of Learning In Dogs

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When we talk about learning, there are always theories, patterns which explain the “this” and “that”. If you are pet training, then you might also consider studying their way of learning to guide you in the training course because basically, all methods are grounded to these learning theories. Ready? Let’s start.

Theory # 1: Classical Conditioning by Ivan Pavlov

pet trainingTo keep it simple, we start with trainer rings bell (stimulus) then dog gets food (reinforcement), and eventually end up with trainer rings bell, dog drools (response), and dog gets food. In dog training, association is the name of the game. You say a particular word or make a particular sound, get him used to what is expected then treat him with a primary reward, as in “sit” and he sits, then he gets a snuggle and a “good boy”. It doesn’t matter how you did the training, but what matters is how the dog associated the act, the stimulus, and the reward.

Theory # 2: Operant Conditioning by B.F. Skinner

This means taking action based on behavior. A simple example would be dog does something (operant behavior) then dog gets a snuggle (positive reinforcement). If we control which behaviors are to be done through reinforcement, then we can get him to do it more often. For every pleasing action, dog gets a reward, and dog does it more often.

But in pet training, we don’t do the operant and classical conditioning separately, we mix it to get the learning process running.

Agility Training for Dogs

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Agility training for canines can be a cut-throat sport backed by many distinct governing bodies such as the American Kennel Club. Canines need to get through a number of hurdles in the proper order with the aid of their trainer. Most of these obstacles, that might differ based on the competition, include leaps, tunnels as well as walkways. Pet dogs are evaluated by how quick and just how accurate they finish the obstacle course.

Agility Training for Dogs

Start training ahead of time. Young dogs, as they definitely typically show a great deal of vitality, usually are not quite prepared for agility training and could get injured when practicing for particular activities. Specialists suggest that focused agility training must not start before the canine is at least 12 months old. Basic obedience, on the other hand, is essential being a prelude to agility training and may commence as soon as your dog is 4-6 months old. Young dogs that learn basic commands such as “sit, stay, down, come and heel,” when young will fare much better when it’s time to perfect the more complex agility skills.

Teaching Your Dog to Sit

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Training your pet to sit is definitely the starting point to dealing with his behaviour and should be the first command which is taught. Even though sitting is basically natural for a canine to do, following the command to sit down is not. Understanding this command will assist you in your training of the pet.

Teaching Your Dog to Sit

Initially you need to choose an area that is secluded and without disturbances. Training your dog is not different from instructing a kid. If there are several distractions all-around which the dog will find intriguing, he will be more unlikely to concentrate on the training. Be sure you show patience with your canine. He’s mastering something the very first time. Spend some time with him.

Stopping a Dog From Barking

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Generally there are a lot of methods for preventing a dog from barking. Listed here are various methods for stopping a dog from barking that happen to be reliable and which is not going to hurt your wallet.

Stopping a Dog From Barking

Firstly you have to buy a shock collar. Much like a typical collar, it goes around the doggie’s neck and functions each time the dog barks like giving off a low shock making sure that by means of behavioral training, your dog learns to connect barking with the shock and consequently quits barking completely. Needless to say the downside with this particular technique is that you will be imposing a degree of shock or perhaps agony to your pet, even though a small degree. Many people steer clear of using this method out of principle.

Training a Dog With a Clicker

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The first step with dog clicker training is just to have your pet get used to the thought that a mere click signifies a treat. To get this done you have to take the pup as well as the platter of treats into a secluded area and after that click the clicker. If your dog will look at you it is time for you to give the treat. You need to keep this up for many times – 10 or 15 ought to be enough – up to the point when your pet understands the idea that a click means a sweet treat.

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That is the very first step in training your dog with a clicker.

The second step is to click and then reward when your pet is doing something right. This may be to stay, lie down, head outside to go potty or go to sleep. The significant thought is that you ‘click’ at the same time when your pet does something.

Stop the Barking With These Techniques

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For those who have or perhaps live close to a barking canine, quit experiencing it and begin doing something concerning this matter. On this page we are going to deal with several different methods to silent a barking dog.

First, there is the traditional way of going enroling your dog for a obedience training. The dog will be trained by individuals who know how to get the responses of canines that they would like to be able to instill the particular behavior that you’d like from your pet without the need of a do-it-yourself. Needless to say the downside of obedience training is that they are generally time-consuming as well as costly.

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One more approach that is relatively controversial amongst various individuals is utilizing a shock training collar to manipulate pr control a barking dog. This is a unique style of behavioral coaching simply because each time the dog barks, something in the shock collar detects this particular behaviour and responds to that barking with a swift but generally safe shock to the canine.

Reflective Dog Harnesses

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If you have another naughty puppy dog or perhaps an adventurous type of family dog in the house whose favorite hobby is always to try to escape and explore your vicinity as well as one who has a certain penchant for disappearing within the gardens and bushes of city parks, you should invest a large amount of money and place importance on the thought of getting a dog harness.

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Dog harnesses are not just helpful for the safety and well-being of outgoing dogs who enjoy getting away from their owners’ sight, these devices are suitable accessories in exhibiting the good looks of stylish and trendy dogs like lhasa apsos, cocker spaniels, poodles and also other furry friends.

Dog Training Collars are Painless

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Proper dog training collars can aid to quickly and also successfully tame your pet. Be it for behavior training or perhaps hunting, training collars for dogs is known as a pain-free approach to train your pet dog. There exists a wide spread mis-conception regarding these kinds of dog collars and it’s that it hurts the dogs. Of course, when used inappropriately it is possible to cause cause harm but if utilized properly it will delivers a stimulation that is certainly tolerable and it safely notifies your pet to your command.

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The training collars function simply by transmitting a radio signal coming from the transmitter to the dog collar which in turn produces the stimulation. The effective range is generally from 20 feet up to a mile. The other one alternative is GPS models which were generally designed for tracking over longer distances. All dog collars have stimulation ranges from minimal up to maximum level. The minimum setting on one of the dog collars is identical to the static electricity one would experience by shuffling the feet on a carpeted floor.

Clicker Training Info

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A dog clicker is a compact box which has a metallic strip in it. If you press on the light weight aluminum part this will produce a particular clicking sound. Simply pressing the dog clicker and directing it at the pet dog is not going to do what’s required. It is used by integrating it by using an item that your pet dog loves. Clickers are generally associated with treats. Hence the initial step if you dog clicker train your canine friend would be to “charge” the training clicker to ensure that it has some significance to your pet.

You should commence the training simply by clicking it after which quickly praising your dog using a treat.

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Through repetitive clicking as well as treating your dog begins to associate the sound of the with the treat. In just a short period of time, your pet dog will certainly think about the treat once they hear the sound. Now the sound is going to have significance to the dog. Now you can use it to shape your pet’s behavior.

How To House Train A Puppy

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A large number of people combine pet ownership with going out to work as well as going to school, usually being forced to leave behind their dog on his own for a long time everyday. This may not be a suitable situation if having a young puppy, and the question typically asked by new pet owners is concerning the best way to house train a new puppy if you are working full-time.

Having a pet dog in ones life when there is definitely nobody home to provide companionship (as well as restrictions) in the course of its formative days just isn’t an excellent idea.

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Organize everything by way of military precision, write down everything you need to provide your dog as well as what you cannot provide. Consider getting apuppy during the summer season, to ensure that you are not inclined to dash off outside to pee.

House Training a Dog – Tips

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Having a new puppy dog at home is an amazing, happy time. However amidst all the excitement and adventures, there is certainly crucial work to be accomplished. I’m referring to house breaking, and if you don’t wish to share your house with a pet that cannot manage her toilet habits, it is something you need to do.

The good thing is, together with the appropriate training techniques, and a great deal of determination, house breaking a puppy dog isn’t so complicated to accomplish.

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The truth is, your pet’s natural habits will help you succeed. For beginners, regardless of what some people might think, canines are clean animals, and if given the choice will certainly “make their toilet”, far from where they are living.

Additionally, pet dogs want to please everyone and will definitely do whatsoever it takes to make everyone completely happy.