Dog Parent Commandments

Being a dog parent takes a lot of work, patience and time.  It is all very rewarding.  In having a dog, there are many points to consider and follow to make sure you and your dog have a great life together for as long as your best friend is alive.

Always remember to have patience.  Your dog can sense when you are frustrated or annoyed with them and will probably be confused and maybe even scared as to why you are upset with them.  This leads into another commandment.

Always be consistent.  This means if your dog jumps up on you and you don’t like it, make sure that you get them to sit and stay down EVERY SINGLE TIME they do it, otherwise you are not helping them to learn to be on their best behavior.  You will confuse them if you let them jump on you one time and not the next.

Next, make sure that what you are doing when training your dog, stays fun.  If your dog loses interest or seems to be frustrated, take a break, play and have fun doing something your dog likes, then go back to teaching once your dog is ready to work at learning again.

As well, make the commitment to socialize your dog.  This is crucial in having your dog ready and willing to be trained in all aspects (house training, learning tricks and good behavior).  Get your dog used to other dogs, cats, other animals, children, adults, this puts your dog at a huge advantage and gives them situations to learn from, as well as keeping their attention and making them learn good behavior.

For all the commandments for being a dog parent, this article lists them for you.

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About furbabiesfurever

Just a furmom taking care of "less" adoptables-a dog and cat that are black, always adopting and not shopping. Love many activities,my oscar fish, animals, shopping, friends, family, life, my husband and of course my fur babies.

Posted on August 7, 2012, in Tips, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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