Having a dog can make our lives awesome in many ways. You acquire a committed and loving life companion, and a source of daily exercise without any excuses. Nurturing a dog makes you more caring and kind, and children’s socialization with dogs also teaches them essential life skills such as empathy and friendship. Few people know that, but having a dog is also connected with a number of health benefits; dog lovers attend doctors more rarely, have lower stress levels, and generally live happier lives. Convincing arguments to start such a relationship, right?
Bad news is that things don’t always go as ideal as we plan, and a puppy that you acquired to make your life easier and happier sometimes becomes a permanent source of trouble and mess. Taming it may seem a hopeless struggle – like carving marble with a butter knife. But is taming a “demon” puppy so impossible? Or is it about you, not the puppy, that makes the struggle so hopeless? Look at our effective tips that will suddenly make dog training seem doable.
- Take into account your dog’s character. Not all puppies are born equal, and you should consider this before throwing in the towel. With some dogs, training goes smoothly, and you quickly establish a rapport. With others, dog training is hard and laborious, so be ready to any of the situations.
- Be persistent. Not all people manage to possess equal measures of patience and persistence, and even fewer have a sixth sense of which to apply when. Hence, the only advice here is – don’t give up! As famous experts say, a failure of dog training is never the dog’s fault, but rather a result of human error. Any dog can be trained, even your “demon” puppy that seems to be fully resistant to dog training.
- Don’t think of a dog in human terms. Yes, dogs are clever, and no, they are not as clever as people. If you attribute human qualities to a puppy and get irritated by its failure to understand your commands and learn quickly enough, then something’s definitely wrong with you, not with the dog.
- Remember that your dog is more dangerous than a shark. Waiting for a miracle or thinking that your lovely puppy will grow into a gentle, obedient dog on its own is a mistake. Dogs are very dangerous animals, and those not exposed to proper dog training may attack with aggression and strength exceeding that of a shark. This may cause injury or even death of another animal or a human being. So, if you feel unable to tame your dog or don’t know how exactly to do that, hire a specialist – having an untrained and misbehaving dog means trusting your security to chance.
As you can see, dog training isn’t much of a mystery if you do it right and with proper knowledge about dogs. Work out your individual strategy of dog training, and you will see how the devilish and