1C In early stages of training, you may want to let your dog release some energy by running and chasing a ball before you do obedience training. Younger dogs have less patience and usually cooperate better if they can release first.

1C O In later stages (puberty on up), make \J • sure that training comes before play. If your dog earns his play, you will be setting a wonderful precedent for good behavior and cooperation. If, as your dog grows up, you only train after play, your dog may see training as an invasion into his playtime.

Always make your dog earn things. By asking him to do things for you (and for rewards!) at these early stages, you will develop cooperation as a concept very early in his life. If you begin having your dog do small tasks for everything, he will not ever know what it is to be spoiled.

Play charades! Have your dog SIT as a way to gain things that he desires. If he wants a treat, make him SIT. If he wants to be petted, ask him to SIT first. If he wants to go outside, have him SIT at the door to put his leash on. Your dog will understand to SIT next to that which he desires. Soon you will have a dog politely communicating his desires to you through charades.

1C /L When leaving in the morning, don't \J \J • "apologize" with vocal tones or body language for crating or leaving your dog. Very casually walk him into his crate, give him a treat, and thank him for his cooperation in your daily schedule. Say goodbye in a casual manner and leave for your business.

Caring For Your Dog

Caring For Your Dog

Understanding the ingredients of your dog's food items is a must for the dog lovers or dog owners. Whenever you feed the dog with different kinds of food items, you should always read the label and understand the contents about the dog feed types that are being used in such commercial preparations. You should understand the ingredients while buying food for your dog and also know what to look for.

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