To train your dog is to know your dog.
Getting a dog is a big commitment as well as a massive life upgrade. Almost no human will love you through thick and thin the way a dog will. But if you want to enjoy having a dog that can accompany you anywhere, stay home alone without doing damage, and be trusted around other dogs and children, you have to put in the time and energy to teach your dog what humans expect from them, in terms of behavior. Don’t worry. This isn’t hard. In fact, it’s a lot of fun. But like teaching anything, you have to know the subject before you can convey it to your pup.
Dog trainers are experts at this stuff. So that’s who we asked for in-depth advice on what treats work best to train a puppy, how to stop a dog from destroying the house when you’re not there, quieting one that’s prone to barking, and every other difficulty you’re likely to encounter in this fulfilling human and animal relationship.
Read on and discover these expert tips for training, calming, and protecting your squirming bundle of fur and joy.
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