cute boxer puppy

Boxer dogs can follow instructions like “sit” and “come” when the still quite young. When you give them these commands early on, you make it easier on yourself to discipline it and form an bond. There are common guidelines and fundamental rules that should be followed so your boxer pup will learn all you need it to learn much faster. You also want to avoid confusing the boxer. Remember, if you give a command, the puppy needs to know that the response should be immediate and not made later on.

Any training and quality time you give your boxer puppy it will remember. When you are training your puppy, you want to remain unswerving. Your boxer puppy will not always obey your commands (even though it should), yet you should not punish it if it does not. If you can, bribery in the forms of treats and rewards should be used when your pup does obey your command. When the boxer puppy follows your command, give it some praise too. Your goal is to move forward with the commands so do not use any negative techniques that make any sort of circumstances worse. As your boxer gets older, increase his obedience training.

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bernese puppy

Two rules of housebreaking to remember are 1. Confinement so your dog cannot go to the bathroom in the wrong places and 2. Constant or regular access to the right place to go to the bathroom.

Confinement means that until your dog is housebroken, he is never allowed to walk freely around the house. Every hour of every day; unless you are sitting with your dog, playing with him, walking him, feeding him,or interacting with him. Because if he is loose and you take your eyes off him for just a few moments, he can go to the bathroom on your floor, and the bad habit is begun.

Access to the right place means you take your dog outside, or he lets himself outside through a doggy door. Or it means you provide him with newspapers or a litter box indoors. He must have somewhere to go on a regular basis.

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pekingese puppy

The Pekingese is a proud and confident dog who is sensitive and affectionate to his owner. They are quite often a one-person dog, and is generally wary and aloof with strangers. They make a good watchdog because they are loyal and fearless, and they will bark at any suspicious sound or movement. They can sometimes bark too much. The pekingese is a wonderful companion who will stand as tall as he can toward you and raise his paws like a kitten. They can be quiet and calm in the house.

Difficult to train, Pekingese can be strong-willed and bossy. Perhaps not necessarily coming when you call them, and may refuse toys, food, or games when being stubborn. They can also be difficult to housebreak. They generally needs little exercise, but they do like a daily walk. They can be aggressive to larger dogs but gets along well with other Pekingese. They can learn to live with other pets if they are raised with them. The Pekingese is not an outdoor dog, though they do like to play in a safely fenced area. They are sensitive to heat and cold, and can catch cold easily. The flat face means that their eyes are easily injured, so you should make sure there are no barbs or pointed objects in the yard or house that might hurt them. They can be playful with children but should be supervised with young ones.

Pekingese do not like to be disturbed, especially when sleeping, and may growl or snap. You must be careful not to feed them too much, because he can easily be overfed. They are extremely heavy shedders, and would not be a good choice if you don’t like vacuuming a and finding hair everywhere.

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take it easy

The Cocker Spaniel would not have become the top dog in the United States unless it had a good temperament. A well-bred Cocker Spaniel is sweet, loyal, playful, trustworthy, easily trained, adaptable which are all things most sought after in a family pet. It needs a moderate amount of exercise and will get pudgy if allowed to be a complete couch potato. Its sensitivity may be its only drawback, for discipline must be gentle or the Cocker Spaniel may get depressed.

Like all other breeds and mixed breeds, Cocker Spaniel should have some obedience training to teach them manners. As sweet as the breed generally is, an untrained Cocker Spaniel can be a handful. Formal classes are not necessary as long as the puppy is gently taught to sit, lie down, stay, and come on command and can walk on a leash without pulling. Lots of Cocker Spaniels like to do tricks and love playing ball as well.

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chow chow puppy

The Chow Chow is generally a very well-mannered dog and quite good with kids. If they get to know cats and other household animals when they are young, they will get along with them when they are adults. They must be extensively socialized preferably when they are young. Chow Chows need strong authority and training right from the start. Whether you are adopting a puppy or an adult dog, owners need to set the rules in which the dog must follow and stick to them. This very dominant breed requires a dominant owner. The owner of this breed of dog should be a calm person who is firm, confident, and consistent.

With such an owner, the Chow Chow can develop well. The problems arise when the dog lives with owners who do not stay in the alpha position. This dog can be willful, protective, bossy, serious and will independently work at keeping his alpha position in your human pack. He is not being mean, he is just telling you in the way dogs communicate with one another that he gets to decide when and how things are done. He will be self-willed may be over-protective. When you have a Chow Chow who believes he is the boss, and strangers push themselves on this dog, he may become aggressive=. Space means a lot to a dog. It is respect in the dog world.

Alpha Chow Chows will often be a one-person dog, very loyal to his family, though he may act reserved, even with them. Alpha Chow Chows like to dominate other dogs. A Chow Chow who is not 100% convinced humans are the boss, will be harder to obedience train. The Chow will feel he needs to be deciding what and when, to do things, not the human, as humans must listen to him. These are not Chow Chow traits, they are instinctual behaviors, resulting in meek human authority over the dog. If you would like to own a dog, make sure you, and the rest of your family know how to be alpha. All family members, and other humans around the dog must be higher in the pecking order, than the dog. This breed can be quite a handful with passive owners, but take the very same dog and put him with an owner who has natural authority and he will be polite, patient and well rounded, making an excellent family dog.

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maltese puppy

The guidelines of the American Maltese Association state that Maltese puppies should not be sold before they are 12 weeks of age. By that time a puppy that leaves for his new home they should have had several vaccinations as well as had a veterinary check-up to insure he is in good health.

The first weeks your Maltese is with you will be busy and demanding. There may be times when you wonder if getting a puppy was such a good idea. The extra effort you put into it now will pay off in the future.

Many Maltese owners live in apartments and have found that they prefer to train their puppies to the disposable pads such as those used in hospitals, which have a plastic backing. Puppy’s train well to these pads and many use these for their entire life.

Never punish your Maltese puppy for mistakes. Once you’re fairly confident that the puppy understands where to relieve himself, scold him for mistakes, but don’t spank, scream, or push his nose in the mess. If the odor is left untended, the dog will find it again, even if people cannot detect any smell. Failures in house training are human mistakes, not puppy errors. The puppy does not understand that carpets are for walking, not bowel relief.

If a puppy reaches four or five months of age and is still having regular accidents in the house, make sure he does not have a bladder infection, intestinal parasites, or other medical reason for his failure to signal that he needs to go outside. Then redouble the efforts to teach him what you want him to know.

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siberian husky puppy

The exercise requirements of the Siberian Husky are considerable. Huskies have been bred to run. Daily on-lead walking, running, hiking, biking, also will keep him fit and happy in your company. Allowing free running exercise in an unenclosed environment poses the risk of the dog being lost, run over, or shot by a farmer. If you are unable or unwilling to provide a great deal of controlled exercise, including mentally stimulating activities, then the Siberian is not the right breed for you. To avoid crippling stress-related injury to developing bones and joints care must be taken not to over-exercise the growing pup.

Basic obedience training is important to gain the respect of the dog and to instil good manners. An agreeable and willing worker the Siberian will obey commands readily once he has understood their meaning.Siberian Huskies are rarely fazed by new situations, experiences, or people, but it is wise to thoroughly socialize the dog from an early age to ensure that he grows to be a confident, outgoing adult.

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Terrier Training Tips

yorkshire terrier puppies

Terrier dogs were originally bred to hunt and control vermin and other predators such as rats, mice, foxes and ferrets. This selective breeding for specific characteristic and traits gave rise to small, energetic breeds with very determined temperaments. Terriers were bred for their ability to dig tenaciously in search of their quarry as well as the tendency to bark persistently in order to frighten their prey out of hiding.

Terrier dogs tend to be small or medium in size and are usually described as feisty, willing to take on even the biggest of opponents with no regard for size. This is an excellent trait for hunting rats, but it’s not always a nice attitude with other pets or young children.

The very traits that make them successful hunters can also make them a little difficult to train effectively as their determined nature may seem to some as being stubborn.

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rottweiler puppy

Make sure your Rottweiler knows that you are the Alpha dog.

Never give your Rottweiler treats or a new toy just because they look cute.

Teaching your Rottweiler the “Leave It” or “Drop It” command early on helps keep your Rottweiler safe. Often they curiously pick up anything in their path and it can be quite poisonous or harmful to their mouth.

Rottweilers are famous for testing their owners over and over – especially when they’re puppies. If they try to get up on the couch once and you say “NO” they’ll wait a while and try it again. If you allow them to get up on the couch (or another family member allows it) the second time, watch out.

If your puppy bites turn to him immediately and give him the “sit” command. Take your forefinger and hold it up in front of his nose, then tap him on the nose and say “no bite” in a stern tone of voice.

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Training Your Dog To Not Bark

Training Your Dog To Not Bark

First, pick a word or phrase that will be your command to stop barking. Suggestions can be: “Quiet!”, “Enough!”, “No Bark!”, “Hush!”
Never use “Shut Up!”, its better to use “No”.
Set up for barking, and have a leash on the dog. When the barking happens, take the leash (step on the leash if you have to “catch” the dog or just have the leash in your hand to start!), give a firm tug horizontally to the floor and firmly use your word.
When the dog is quiet, calmly & quietly praise (“GOOD quiet”). Sometimes a tiny soft-moist treat can reinforce your praise (brought down to the dog’s level).
If the pop on the leash doesn’t help, you can incorporate a squirt bottle into the equation. Give a sharp series of squirts right in the face, firm command to quiet, and, for extra measure, have the dog SIT. Your correction should only be as firm as it needs to be. You can also use a small “shaker container”. Do not use these tools to threaten.
Teach a command for “guard barking” – my command is “Who’s there?” My dogs will run to the door and bark. Tell them “Good who’s there!” and then use a quiet command to tell them that is enough. Use this to get dogs to respond to the doorbell or knock.

Although you have no way to correct barking when you are not home, you may want to leave a tape recorder or video camera on to see when barking happens, what causes the barking and the duration of the barking. Guard barking, for example, is handled a little differently than lonely or random barking.
Barking is a normal dog behavior. In excess, it can be irritating. If controlled, barking can be useful!

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