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How to Train Your Dog Not to Jump on People

Posted on January 07, 2021 by Scott Smith | 0 Comments

Your dog is not jumping on people because he or she is trying to intimidate them, but that doesn't mean it isn't dangerous or annoying. Your dog has claws that can potentially hurt an adult and be catastrophic to a child. There are simple techniques that you can use to train your dog not to jump, from understanding your dog's behavior, to using a remote training system.

Dogs nip each other on the jaw to show affection. They are pack animals and consider you to be in their pack. When they greet you by jumping on you, it's because they want to get close to your face. They will also do this to company. They are excited and mean no harm, but this is a behavior that needs changing. As with any other behavior you want to stop, you can't reward it with attention. Even though you might push the dog away, you are still facing him or her when you do it. That's why the first step is to turn your back to the dog. Encourage visitors to do the same.

Some dogs take longer than others to train or are so big that you need a method that works immediately. You might consider a remote training system. No matter how you stop the behavior, don't forget to reward successes. Dogs are smart animals. They want your attention more than anything else. If they get a reward for behaving well, it does not take long for that behavior to become a habit.

Why Is My Dog Barking?

Posted on January 05, 2021 by Scott Smith | 0 Comments

Bark control systems were created for pet owners who are looking to control the barking of their dog for one reason or another. In some situations this is the only solution, while others involve your own behavior modifications. The first step is to understand the reason behind your dog’s constant barking.

Have you ever had a friend who just never seemed to stop talking? Some dogs are the same way. It is just a part of their personality. For such dogs, bark control systems can be the perfect solution.

Dogs are pack animals and naturally inclined to protect the pack -- in this case, you and your household. Your dog is naturally geared to protect your home. When someone from outside the home arrives, expect your dog to bark. He or she is also going to bark in response to the neighbor's dog. You have limited control over these situations, because changing these situations means changing the nature of the canine.

In other cases, dogs bark because they want your attention for one reason or another. They might be bored, hungry, wanting to go outside, or overly anxious. This type of barking is easily managed. You can spend more time playing with your dog. You can also put your dog on a feeding schedule as well as an outdoor schedule. When your dog gets acclimated to the schedule, he or she won't bark to eat or go outside. Giving your dog more attention will naturally reduce his or her anxiety and craving for attention, and reduce the barking as a result.

Can Underground Fences Improve Dog Behavior?

Posted on January 03, 2021 by Scott Smith | 0 Comments

A wireless invisible pet fence can do more than just keep your dog safe in the yard. It can change the way your dog views his or her home, as well. When the perspective changes, so does the behavior. Reduced anxiety, increased independence, and a new outlook can make your dog more receptive to other training activities.

Look at it from your dog's perspective. He or she is completely dependent on you. On top of this, with above ground fences a dog's view is just one big cage. Like any other animal, a dog responds to a cage with an urge to leave it. Your dog may be misbehaving because he or she does not get enough time with you and the feeling of being trapped in a cage isn't going to help. An invisible fence is the perfect solution.

Once your dog feels safe and does not have the anxiety of having to look at a fence all day, you can start training him or her to do tricks, come when called, stay when directed, and other good dog behaviors. The fence is just the start. You can use the same methods of training as you do with the fence so that you can narrow the behavior changes to specific acts. Your dog will respond well because the lack of a visible fence gives a sense of independence, while the training means your dog gets more time with you. You will find that your dog is calmer and better behaved than ever before.

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