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Train your dog with training aids

Training dogs with training aids

As a pet owner you should always put in mind that training is very important for your pet especially if you own a dog. It helps your dog to socialize well with its environment besides responsible dogs are well trained ones.
Dog owners find training their dog difficult because they are not sure of the right way to go.
I have listed basic training aids that would help you make your dog responsible. If you still find any difficulty using this tips, contact a dog trainers personnel.

Collar & Head

A collar with a name and address tag is required for all dogs by law, regardless of other training aids used. It is important to choose the correct size of collar and length of lead for the individual dog. A puppy should be introduced gently to a light collar and lead being allowed to trail it around the house or wear it at feed times until it is tolerated chain leads as opposed to collars, are not recommended as they are uncomfortable on the hand.

Slip leads and check collars 

A continuous lead and collar allows slight checking to take place. The dog can be walked on a loose head and it is a useful control once the dog is accustomed to walking at heel.

Check chain

This chain-link collar, when placed correctly over the dog's head and attached to a head will effect a check and release mechanism so that the  handler can correct a dog undesirable behaviors.
When applied incorrectly, however, it will not release after checking and will cause the dog an unnecessary choking effect and discomfort, some trainers strongly dislike the use of check chains, and some dogs are highly nervous of the sound  of the chain so close to their ears.

Head Halter

There is a special type of head halter which exerts a self-correcting influence on the head without applying uncomfortable pressure around the neck when a dog attempts to pull forward, to lunge and bite. It can also be as a muzzle during examination procedures.

Train your dog with teaching commands

There are different attitudes towards training and owners should be made aware that there are variety of training methods to suit all types of dogs and their possible problems. Which ever method is used commands should be clear and concise and should always be preceded by the dog's name in other to gain it's attention.

#1. Come

This command  is mostly easily taught when a young puppy is first introduced into the home. Most puppies naturally follow their owners at this age.
In a confined area, run a short distance away from the pup and then call it by name with the command (Come!) using a happy and encouraging  voice.
When the puppy bounds after the owner it should be praised and perhaps rewarded with a titbit. If necessary a lead can be left on the puppy and given a gentle hug as a reward.

#2. Sit

Most pup sit naturally and the command "sit" should be given at the same time, so that the associate the action with the word. There are other methods of teaching this command. In training classes the dog might be placed at the owners left side on a short lead held in the right hand. The left hand pushes the dog home quarters down gently, the 'sit' command is repeated several times and the dog is praised in the sitting position.

#3. Heel

The teaching of this command requires time and patience but is well worth the initial effort while a puppy small enough to be manageable. A puppy which has accepted a light collar and lead is placed to one different side of the handler (traditionally the left), level with the knee, and is expected to walk on a loose lead without pulling. The treat, either in the hand or in a pocket, is an invaluable aid to encourage it's attention. If it pulls ahead, the handler stops walking and giving the command 'NO' places the puppy in the correct position again with the command (HEEL!). If it does not pull on walking forward it should be praised.

#4. Stay

With the dog sitting in the 'Heel' position, give a firm (Stay!) command, reinforced my showing the dog the palm of the hand, keeping the head loose, take a step either to the side or to the front of the dog. If it moves, put it back in the sitting position and repeat the command. Leave the dog for only a few seconds initially, until it understands the command, after which the distance and the time can be increased slowly. When the dog completes its short time stay, return it to it's side and praise it lavish.


Training dogs with training aids your dog to be well mannered and socialize better with kids around the neighbourhood.
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