Dog Training Program
It is to your benefit for you to have an obedient and well-trained dog. Not only that, but trained toy breed dogs, are happier dogs. They are less likely to get into fights with other dogs and will tend to socialize better with dogs that they meet in public.
It is particularly important to have a well-trained toy breed dog if you have young members of the family or children in the neighborhood. Just like having well-behaved children, a well-trained dog makes for a happier household. The time that you spend training your puppy will impact the good times you can get from your dog for many years of its life.
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Taking the time to train your dog will strengthen the bond you have together and this will ensure a long and happy friendship where both you and your dog benefit. Considering the amount of time that you will be with your dog, the time involved in training is minimal and well worthwhile.
Dog Training Basics:
There are a few basic commands that need to be mastered and they are all relatively simple.
These commands are…
Down: this is where you teach your dog to lay down on command, and is one of the main aspects of any successful training program.
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- Kay, Larry (Author)
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Heel: or leash training dogs. This is where you teach your dog to walk beside you at the same pace without pulling on the leash.
Learning the ‘No’ word: this is a particularly important word for your dog to know and can save you a lot of trouble. In fact, it is probably one of the most important aspects of training. If you can get your dog to understand and respond to the word no, you’ll be very happy with your dog’s behavior. It can certainly save you a lot of trouble and headaches in the future.
Sit: sit is one of the most basic of all dog training commands and is one that you’ll want to teach from the start to maintain control of your dog’s behavior.
Stay: and finally ‘stay’ – this is important to ensure that no matter where you are, you’ll know that your dog will stay precisely where you want it.
If there is nothing else that you train your dog to do beyond these basic commands, it will certainly improve the relationship you have with your dog and the enjoyment and happiness that you and your dog will have together.
It is well worth the time while still a puppy, as it will improve the quality of life for many years to come.
Training will also let your dog know that you’re the boss and in doing so eliminate many behavior problems.
Dogs that are untrained can often get depressed, despondent, and unhappy and display symptoms of anxiety and confusion.
You are actually giving your dog a purpose in life, where they will get pleasure out of the fact that they are pleasing you. Dog training at home and away from home is important.
This is one of the best dog training programs I have found:
Dog Quote: Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring …. It was peace. ~Milan Kundera
What experience have you had with training your toy breed dog? Please leave any questions or comments below and I will get back to you.