14 things to know before you start training your dog (part 2)

8⃣ Remember that your emotions affect your dog’s mood. If you’re upset or annoyed, it’s better to postpone the training session.

9⃣ There are no breeds that are “bad for training”. Make sure to take into consideration your dog’s temperament and the breed’s special qualities. All breeds, including beagles, huskies and others are trainable, but they all require different amount of training time and number of repetitions.
Age plays a role, but is no obstacle to training. You start teaching your dog from its first day at home. The sooner you start, the more effective the process of training will be. So, if your puppy is just 2 months old, don’t wait until it “grows up and gets smarter” to start training it.

🔟 Learn more about positive reinforcement, what makes it different from simply allowing your pet to do everything and how to use it correctly. You’ll be happy to see the enthusiasm with which your dog will work with you.

1⃣1⃣ Don’t hit your dog, even “only lightly”. There are many humane methods of training that don’t use any violence or aggression.

1⃣2⃣ When choosing a dog trainer, remember that his/her job is not to teach the dog, but to teach the owner to properly interact with their dog.

1⃣3⃣ If your pet doesn’t behave, it’s never because your dog is “bad”.

1⃣4⃣ Make sure to always give your four-legged friend 5 basic freedoms of a dog: freedom from hunger and thirst, freedom from discomfort, freedom from injury and disease, freedom to behave the way the species should behave and freedom from misery and suffering.

We hope these simple facts will help you train your furry best friend more efficiently and with much more fun! 💛

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