Keep dogs on-leash when outdoors in unfenced areas. Supervise even when the dog’s in a fenced yard. If there’s a way to escape, most dogs will find it. Don’t issue a command unless you are in a position to enforce it. Beware of sending mixed signals that bad behavior is cute or entertaining. Teach dogs good house manners from the start.
Avoid using overly desirable treats such as rawhides or pig hooves. Dogs will often fight with each other over them, and even attack people they perceive might desire their treats. These practices encourage aggression and teach your dog to challenge you. Avoid separation anxiety-related problems by practicing the tips in this guide as well as consulting other sources at the end of this guide. Start day one by teaching your dog appropriate behavior through consistent, positive reinforcement. Realize there is always a solution to any problem — read and consult trainers. A dog can learn a new name quickly if you use it consistently.
Start by linking it with the previous name. Make sure it is «2-fingers» snug and can’t come off. Learn how to put it on right. Avoid crating a dog for more than 5 hours. Folding crates are also ideal for traveling. Different coats require different brushes. They remove pet stains and odors.
Use a good grade of dog food. Dry food is good for teeth and digestion. It’s your job to keep food out of reach. Use to reward good behavior. Contact animal control in your area to license your dog. You must have a rabies certificate.
Dogs thrive on routine, so orient your new companion to your schedule. Always praise warmly when he relieves himself in an approved spot. Next, enter the house and show him around. Offer him a treat for going in the right place. Remember, your dog will be excited and anxious about his new home. Give him some time and space to get settled. Housetraining problems are the top reason people give up dogs.
4-5 hours maximum a day. Teach your dog that good things come in the crate. Resist letting the dog out if she cries. After the house tour, take him outside to potty again. Be sure to take him to the same spot. Stay tuned in and responsive to your dog’s signals of when he needs to go.
However, having a few accidents the first week does not mean a dog is not housebroken. In addition, males tend to mark in the house the day or two. The dog slows down and learns quicker. Prior to the introduction, leash-walk the new dog outside. Watch carefully so you can make a leash correction if necessary. Pet the resident dog, assuring that everything’s OK. OK, suspend introductions and resume the walk. Be careful to reward only good behavior. Keep the dogs within sight of each other. Try re-introducing later in the day. They need to know that their leaders are confident. When correcting unacceptable behavior, timing is critical.