Is There A Dog Boarding Kennel In Your Area?

Basic puppy training means that you do nopt expose your dog to separation anxiety.

People nowadays tend to become very busy with their work or with their respective businesses and they can t simply find the time to spend some time with their family.

Why, they can even ignore their pets especially their dogs. You know how it is with dogs, right? A reliable and loyal furry best friend can be suffering from separation anxiety when everyone in the house is gone, maybe at work or at school and they will feel weak and sick. Now, what if everybody decides to spend a vacation at grandma s house far, far away? Well, there s no problem about it. You might want to put your dog in some dog boarding kennels while you are away.

Dogs nowadays are no longer like their predecessors that were wild. Unlike them, they need to be constantly taken care of and their maintenance is a must. Given that these two factors are lacking, the dog may become too unhealthy and susceptible to the variety of diseases that abounds. However, dog boarding is now rising in popularity and is designed to provide your pet with sufficient care in case you are not around and he needed to be with someone else.

So, Instead of having your pal stay alone in your home, it is a better option if you would enter him in a dog boarding program. Wherein he’ll be properly taken care for and you will be assured of your peace of mind that your dog gets expert dog guardianship. The problem is, however, where to find a dog boarding kennel wherein he can still feel at home with other dogs and professional, able and competent dog caretakers, right? What if there are no dog boarding kennels near you area? No, that would be impossible. Because of the popularity of this place, there will always be something near you. What you need to do is go to this site called dogboardingdir.com and here, you can find the top dog boarding house and for sure, you will find one near or within your area. And here s one tip: try sending your dog to a boarding kennel bringing along familiar things like a toy or his usual blanket to provide familiarity to the new place and make your goodbyes short so you won t give him a hint that you ll be gone for a long time.

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This post was written by Noel DCosta on April 22, 2009

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Puppy Obedience is Essential

The core of basic puppy training is dog obedience

Not long after a puppy is born, the puppy obedience training can begin. The amount of respect and puppy obedience in training is determined by the actual owner you purchased from.

Research has shown that until they are at least three weeks old, puppies are not ready to learn at all. When puppies are born they know only of their mom, that they are hungry and that they need frequent naps. By the 21st to 28th day of a puppies life they begin to leave the blanket and search for somewhere to do their business. Now, dogs begin to gain an awareness of the environment surrounding them, and to respond more directly to external stimuli. Any experiences they have will have a more profound effect on the puppy, so this is the most probable time for shaping up the puppy s manners and behavior in short, the perfect time for them to learn puppy obedience.

Staying Positive Helps Puppies

When you want your pet to do the right thing, the best thing to do is to not use punishment as a form of readiness. Verbal praise along with special treats are more effective. When you are needing to use negative stimuli for your puppy it should be limited to no and block any bad actions from your puppy with using your hands. You should not hit or otherwise hurt a puppy as it is counterproductive.

Puppies should be rewarded with praises and positive affection each time they respond correctly to a command. Puppies must be praised to avoid developing a sense of apathy with regard to obedience. Alternatively, when given praise and caressed soon after a command is correctly executed, your pet will learn that following these things are fun and rewarding. Good feedback and rewards are the surest path to puppy obedience. Positive reinforcement such as praises and treats strengthen the understanding and willingness of the pup to follow and respond to commands.

Persistence Mixed with Great Timing

While puppy training, you should keep in mind that timing is everything. Your movements, actions, and corrections are related to the puppy s ability to understand the lessons and trainings taught to him. It is imperative that pups learn to recognize that the corrections are given as a result of his untoward action and behavior and that it will not happen if only he did what was expected of him.

For instance, a puppy who s chewing on a bone or toy in another room is unlikely to act in response to the command come, and if no one brings him to the trainer, he will learn that the command is the same as ignore.He will find out that come means that he should head for the trainer and that it will also bring in the goodies if the puppy is told to come under controlled situations, like when he s on a leash and is gently pulled toward the trainer then praised.

While instilling puppy obedience training on your pet, keep it simple and do easy exercises one at a time. This will be a much simpler concept for the puppy rather than trying to teach them the whole exercise in a single session. Bring your patience with you when you are training and use positive reinforcement. Slowly your puppy will learn to obey.


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Housebreaking Your New Puppy

House breaking your new puppy is a part of basic puppy training

Housetraining

No training is more basic for pet owners than that first important lesson: Do it outside!

Teaching your puppy to potty outside the home, not in it, usually starts between six and eight weeks of age. Dogs as young as four weeks can be house broken, but at that age few have the muscular control to succeed.

Like any dog training program, trainer patience is as important as the dog’s temperament. ‘Sit’, ‘stay’ and other behaviors can often be learned in a few days. ‘Potty’ training usually takes weeks – sometimes as short as two, often a month or more.

As with other learned behaviors, it helps to watch for signs of the desired actions and enforce and direct them with a voice command followed by praise. In this case that technique works even more to the trainer’s advantage, since all dogs will naturally eliminate. The challenge is to get them to do it when and where you want!

Observe for circling or squatting, then scoop up the pup, say ‘outside’ and dash outside. The puppy may circle some more, but will often squat immediately. As it begins, say ‘Go potty’ (or some other unique phrase) in a clear, firm (but not angry) voice. Wait until the puppy is finished and praise lavishly.

You won’t always be able to see the puppy about to start, but don’t become angry or impatient when the dog has an accident indoors. It takes repetition for the dog to learn to tell you it’s time to ‘go outside’. It also takes time for the muscles needed to control the bladder and bowels to develop.

Young dogs need to go every 2-3 hours, on average. If you haven’t spotted pre-elimination behavior within that time, take the dog outside anyway. Issue the command ‘Go potty’ and wait. At first, usually, the dog will have no clue what you want.

Again, even when outside, it helps to wait and notice for the desired behavior then issue the Potty command. That helps the dog associate the command with the behavior. If the puppy still hasn’t gone after a few minutes and a few ‘Go potty’ commands, take him back inside and try again in an hour. Of course, if you see the pre-elimination behavior sooner, go outside again immediately.

Dogs have a unique ability to quickly learn what their ‘alpha’ (the leader of the pack) wants. This is almost always accomplished by associating a verbal command with behavior, followed by praise. Punishment is usually counter-productive, and nowhere more so than in waste elimination training. Never rub your pup’s nose in waste.

Paper and/or crate training is preferred by some. A pup can be trained to go on a newspaper, or on one of the chemically treated doggie pads designed for the purpose. Some small breeds that live all day in the home may not need to go outside at all.

The technique has a couple of downsides however. Unlike cats, dogs will seldom go in a scented litter box. Newspapers will often leave an unpleasant smell in the house.

Also, long before the odor becomes unattractive to humans, dogs can smell their own distinctive odor. Dogs don’t find the smell unattractive – quite the opposite. So that spot continues to be the problem.

Dogs that are paper trained sometimes will prefer to potty indoors. Sometimes they’ll miss the paper by just an inch, resulting in a smelly mess to clean up.

Once the scent is in the carpet, the dog will continue to seek that spot out as its proper ‘place to go’. This makes training the dog to eliminate outside even more difficult. Best to suffer a few accidents than to create a hard-to-overcome habit.

Providing patience, praise and consistency are key factors to any dog training. Elimination training is the first test to be tackled for you and your dog.

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This post was written by Noel DCosta on April 21, 2009

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Natural Dog Training Tips

 Natural Dog Training Tips.

Learning about dog training should be the first step one takes before actually training your dog. There are plenty of sources you can go to, but at times it just results in information overload.

Dog training isn’t really all that hard. An important thing to recall is that many dogs just want to please their masters. The problem can be communication. Of course there is a language barrier, and you need to get your dog to figure out what you want.

Canine training can be summed up with just a few tips. Lets take a look at some of the things that I have used in order to train my dog, making both he and I happier.

Try to avoid the negatives that often come with training. Hitting or striking your dog, either by hand or with an object will only teach the dog to fear you. A stern verbal NO, is OK, but don’t go any further than that, or you risk alienating the animal. Focusing on praise and rewards when your dog behaves as it should is the better way to go.

Praising your dog reinforces correct behaviors. Loving or petting your dog for acting positive behaviors is of course nice, but experience has shown better results happen when treats are distributed at the time the behaviors observed. When you really think about it, food motivates almost every animal, so to it works with our four legged friends.

Body language can also influence your pet’s behavior. Many canines can actually can actually sense and read your body language before any verbal communication is given. A method that works well in doing this is to match an audible command with a specific movement of either the hand or arm.

Never giving up is the final key to successful dog training. Sure at times it is frustrating. It would certainly be easier to give up, go sit on the couch and watch your DirecTV, but you need to be consistent in your training. Your dog is not going to train himself, and training usually takes longer than you want it to. It is so important to keep this in mind when things are difficult with your dog. Things will not always fall into place, so do not give up at the first sign of trouble.

Training your dog can be both a challenging and rewarding experience. Keeping these brief tips in mind will help you keep on track in your natural dog training efforts.


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Tips On Puppy Training

Tips on Basic puupy training from Dove Creswell’s online puppy and dog training basics.

Basic Tips on Puppy Training.

Before getting yourself a puppy, make sure that you have ample time to spare for your puppy’s needs. It is ideal that you also ensure that your home is safe for your new puppy to live in. Puppies can be mischievous like little kids, too. So, aside from making your home safe for your new puppy, you also make sure that things in your home are spared from any possible damages that your new pet might cause. Puppy training is very important upon your puppy’s arrival in your home. The soonest that you can implement puppy training, the better it is for you and your pet.

Just let your pup settle for a few hours after arrival by giving him a warm hot water bottle and a ticking clock in the area where he sleeps. This method will help replicate the body heat and heartbeat of their litter mates and will surely help them to relax in their new home. Furthermore, your pet will benefit a lot if you give him his time alone in a private sleeping place where he can be undisturbed for short periods. There are many benefits when a puppy is relaxed and quiet. Manners and house-cleanliness are the basic puppy training methods your pup must learn as early as possible.

One of the earliest puppy training lessons you should teach is potty training. As soon as you see your pup in the actual act of urinating, quickly pick it up and bring it to your chosen place where he can do this act. As much as they seem to be ready for puppy training, they will most probably rebel against discipline as they get older. As soon as you have a puppy, teach him that coming to you when called is the best thing he can ever do as your pet. If your pet learns to come back to you the soonest time possible, then you can be assured that he will know how to return in case he gets out of your house.

While training your pup with the ‘come back to you’ command, you have to give him some treats every time he obeys the command. Do not reprimand your pup if he fails to obey you. You will only inflict fear on him. You can try doing this puppy training command even when he is pre-occupied doing something else. Just don’t forget to give him some treats to make him feel that coming back to you is the best among other things. Another very useful puppy training method is teaching your pup not to bite. By reacting as if you are in pain will give your puppy an impression that you are not happy with he did even if it was playful nips.

Instead of getting angry at him whenever he bites or nips, make your reaction a little bit exaggerated so he will get the message that his behavior is not acceptable. Good puppy training in this aspect of biting can truly spare your pet from seriously hurting someone else in the future. Also, part of puppy training is associating your puppy’s name to positive statements or things. Do not use your puppy’s name in negative scenarios because it might result to your puppy’s undesirable behavior. Always be positive when you deal with your puppy whether in training or at play.

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Preparing For Puppy Training

Top tips for basic puppy training can be had from Dove Creswell’s online puppy and dog training package.

6 Top Tips For Basic Puppy Training Preparation.

When it comes to basic puppy training preparation, I could write a book. A labor of love, but don’t worry, I’ll stick to the basics. Almost all basic puppy training – and this applies to just about all techniques – hangs on a few basic, foundational principles.

Puppy behavior training follows what amounts to a few steps that depend on conscientious application and repetition for success. These steps even apply to problem dog behavior training, though in the case of true problem dogs, dogs with clear psychological trauma, we recommend the help of a pro in that particular specialty.

What you need to know boils down to 6 key tips that you must understand to be sucessfull with any new puppy training. These 6 tips will underlie almost any basic dog and puppy training you engage in.

Here are the 6 basic puppy training preparation tips that work like magic:

  1. Identify the undesirable behavior.
  2. Show the dog the correct behavior.
  3. Validate the correct pet behavior – that is,give it a reward.
  4. Repeat the desired behavior until your dog performs consistently about 90% of the time.
  5. At this point, train a verbal command or cue as your dog performs the right behavior. This will associate the command with the behavior.
  6. Start using the designated command to get the dog to perform the response.

These are the concepts that support most basic puppy training and serve as the ground for preparation. Understand these tips, and you’ll be able to solve most dog training and behavior problems you face.

Author: E. Corson Strand

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Crate Training Your Puppy

Dove Creswell covers basic puppy training skills for puppy crate training in her online puppy and dog training package.

Pet Cages and Training Your Puppy.

Crate training a new puppy offers many benefits when it comes to teaching your new pet the correct behavior. A crate will first of all offer a puppy a warm and secure environment to sleep in. Secondly, your puppy will have a secure area for those times when it is not possible for you to keep an eye on him. This will prevent your puppy from finding objects such as shoes, the bedspread, or your new sofa to chew on.

And lastly, but certainly not least, puppy crate training is one of the most effective means of housebreaking your new puppy. From an early age, dogs learn not to eliminate in the same location that they sleep. This means that when your puppy spends time in his crate, he will understand that he is able to hold his urge to go to the toilet until he is in a suitable place with which to go to the bathroom.

Purchasing A Crate or Pet Cage.

It is advisable to purchase pet cages before bringing home your new canine friend, if you feel that crate training is suitable for your puppy. By purchasing a crate in advance, your puppy can become accustomed to crate training from the very beginning. It is advisable to purchase a crate that will allow your puppy enough space to turn around in and stand up. However, ensure that it is not too large that he will be able to find a corner to use as his toilet.

If you are searching for a crate that will grow as your dog does, there are those pet cages available with temporary dividing walls. These types are ideal as you can section off a smaller area whilst your dog is still a puppy, and move or remove the dividing walls as your dog grows. A blanket can be placed inside the crate for your puppy to sleep on and a chew toy or two is always a good idea.

Leave the food and water in a separate eating area outside of the crate. When you initially bring your new puppy home, you should show him the crate, but do not place him in it immediately. It is better to allow the puppy to wander in and out of the crate to begin with at leisure, until he becomes accustomed to the area. This is the most effective method of puppy training.

When to Use your Puppy Crate Training

Your puppy will generally become accustomed to his crate within the first few hours of being in your home. It is after this time that you can use this space to confine the puppy at night and at times when it is not possible for you to keep a close eye on him. Never, under any circumstances, confine your puppy to the crate for more than a couple of hours at a time, unless it is for overnight sleeping of course.

During the daytime, your puppy may need to eliminate more frequently. Ensure that your puppy is taken outdoors to go to the bathroom and don’t forget to spend time playing and cuddling him also. When a dog is confined to their crate from a young age, you may find that they do not socialize with people and other animals.

Crate training is used in order to teach your dog good bathroom habits, as well as teaching him what he can and cannot chew which falls under aggressive puppy training. Crates should never, under any circumstances, be used as a substitute for quality time with you. Remember that dogs need love and attention just as we humans do.

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Puppy Training Skills

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Puppy Training 101 For Perfect Pals

Dogs are man’s best friend. They are faithful, lovable companions and are great stress relievers. Many dog owners feel their stress simply vanish when their dogs bound up to them with tongues lolling and tails wagging happily at the sight of their human friends.

However, dog owners are responsible for ensuring that their dogs are trained properly so that they don’t end up being a nuisance to their owners, others, and even to themselves. Every dog owner should train his dog properly as this will not only condition the dog to behave according to what is expected of him but strengthen the bond between dog and owner as well.

Dogs should be trained as early as possible. As the saying goes, "You can’t teach an old dog new tricks." This is true as puppies have a faster learning curve and thus are easier to train. Most dog trainers prefer to teach puppies that are as young as 9 weeks. What should dog training basics for puppies include?

  • "Crating" – Dog owners should always establish that their puppies’ territories are essentially limited to their crates whether or not the owners are home. Behavior-wise, puppies will soon learn what their limits indoors are and will be conditioned to not get into certain things or rooms around the house. This will considerably lessen incidents of breakage or accidents wreaked by puppy mischief.
  • Doing their business outdoors – House-training puppies will save dog owners from the headache of having their dogs make a mess inside the house and consequently cleaning up after them. Additionally, dogs will learn to respect that the inside of the house is not their toilet.
  • Accepting that humans are not their chew toys – Puppies chew everything and everyone in sight, and if dog owners don’t put a stop to this destructive behavior, they will find themselves being the object of their puppies’ teething and nipping.
  • Following commands – Puppies are naturally curious, so they are bound to get anything in their mouths. However, this makes puppies prone to choking and other hazards, so they must learn to drop whatever it is they have in their mouths when they are told to do so. Additionally, puppies should also learn to leave things alone when they are commanded to. Along with learning to drop or leave things alone, pups should also be trained to follow commands such as "sit," "stay," and "down."
  • Approaching their owners when called – This is one of the very first things that puppies should learn. Teaching puppies to come when called helps puppies to be more obedient to their owners.
  • Tolerating being handled – Puppies and even older dogs can get quite snappish when they are being handled in certain ways (such as grooming, bathing, ear-cleaning, nail-trimming, fur or tail being pulled, being given medicines, having things taken out of their mouths). To avoid injuries, puppies must be trained to tolerate handling without resorting to biting.
  • Walking on a leash without pulling or tugging – Dogs who are not trained to heel (to walk alongside their owners without falling behind or moving ahead) end up either walking their owners or letting themselves be dragged. To avoid this and potential accidents, canine companions should be taught to synchronize their front feet with their owners’ feet.

While this is not a comprehensive list of dog training basics, the things discussed above are certainly some of the most important. Proper dog training is the path towards a harmonious relationship between man and his canine best friend.
Author: Karthick R

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Puppy Training

The basic puppy traing package by Dove Creswell deals with all puppy training basics.

Puppy Training Basics – How to Get Your Puppy to Stop Taking Clothes.

Puppies are like little kids in that they always need discipline and a very close eye to be sure that they can learn the rules of your home. Some puppies have huge behavior problems, while others show the typical scenarios, such as taking clothes and other small items around your home as if it were a game.

Puppies are known for taking anything that they can get their mouths on and then run away with it. At the beginning this little cute habit is very comical. However, after a while it needs to be seriously addressed because as the puppy grows older into an adult doghood, he will think that he is allowed to eat anything within your home, including your expensive shoes and nice furniture.

There are many ways to handle a puppy that is taking your cloths and other belongings from around the home. One way to get your puppy to drop something from his mouth immediately is to simply walk out of the room and close the door behind you. For instance, let’s say you are in your room and your dog grabs a shoe from the corner closet and runs around the room avoiding you at all costs. This is just a game to him, but maybe not to you. So, what you need to do is immediately have him lose interest in the game by just leaving the room with the door shut. In less than 15 seconds your puppy will drop the shoe and start crying for you to come back.

Another way to distract your puppy from taking clothes and other small belongings is to distract him by running to the door and shaking your keys so that he knows that you are going to take him outside (dogs immediately associate the jingle of keys to someone leaving the home).

Simply take the dog into the yard or the sidewalk for just a few moments. If you do this enough, sooner or later your puppy will be able to stop playing his little annoying game anytime you shake your keys. It’s all about distraction and training your puppy’s mind to associate something else of importance whenever he tries to break the rules.

Lastly, as I always recommend dog owners who have behavioral problems with dogs, get yourself a small water bottle that you can use to spritz (squirt) him big time. Of course you do not want to torture your dog by spritzing them in the eye or anything like that, but a little water can actually go a long way when trying to get your dog to stop whatever annoying behavioral problem he keeps getting himself into.

Whenever you see your puppy grabbing something that doesn’t belong to him and running around the home with it, give them a quick water spritz and a firm "no" command. He will be so surprised and shocked that he will immediately drop anything from his mouth while learning that this is one house rule he cannot break.

Author: Kelly Marshall

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Puppy Training Basics On Boxer Puppy Training

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Puppy Training Basics On Boxer Puppy Training.

You know that any new addition to your home, especially a puppy, needs plenty of attention and be cared for extensively. Before purchasing a live household member, get the facts about their routine, their everyday life and their traits. If you don’t, you may regret getting the puppy later. Mull over these things before your purchase:

First thing – learn about the puppy’s distinguishing traits and their conduct. If they have a lifestyle that is vastly different from your own, you may want to try to find another puppy. Boxer puppies want someone to pay attention to them at all times. If they aren’t, they’ll try to get it by doing something naughty. Puppies that are lonely and bored can become ill. Try to give it regular exercise to avoid any emotional and physical pain.

Second thing – boxer puppies like to live life carefree and may wander around aimlessly. Since they can be so active, it would be in your best interest to move any valuables from his/her path. Boxers make wonderful buddies for young children. While having babies/toddlers in the same room with boxers is fine, never leave them unattended together. The boxer may accidentally hurt the child.

Third thing – boxers are sociable and want to be around people and other animals. It is a very good trait to have in animals so you want to encourage that. When he/she is a puppy, introduce them to tons of people and pets. You want the socialization to be with the right kind of people so your puppy can know the difference as he/she matures.

Fourth thing – If it seems your puppy is very shy, get him/her socialization as soon as possible. Take him/her places with you including the pet store. Keep in mind that two females in the same household are a bit much because female boxers are quite antagonistic.

Fifth thing – Boxers make wonderful pets; but like humans, they do have some bad qualities. They can get stubborn if they are not shown the right way on how to act. Be sure to place your puppy in some sort of obedience training class. You want the best for him/her and you.

Sixth thing – Be sure to give your puppy all the exercise he needs to burn off those energy levels. If you don’t, you could have a rather destructive puppy on your hands. Take them for walks, give him space to run around and be sure you play with him/her at the same time.

Author: Jason Jr Rusch

Jason Rusch is a Boxer Dog owner and enthusiast that has guided many Boxer owners through the essential steps of training and caring for their Boxer. To find out more about what it takes to train your boxer puppies properly, take a look at http://www.boxerdogessentials.com/blog

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