Prior to starting dog training, it is best that you know your options well. Nowadays you can find numerous kinds of dog training, in many different places. These trainings vary in price and each one them has something different to offer.

The first type of dog training is called puppy preschool. This is a dog training course intended for puppies that are about six weeks to five months old. These puppy preschool classes generally last for no more than six to eight weeks. In these training sessions, your pup is essentially taught how to interact socially with people and as well as other pups. Here your pup also begins to learn how to sit down, stay at a place, and the way to come.

 

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All puppies nip and chew on things to find out about their world. This is often called play biting. It's important to teach your dog what they are permitted to bite and chew, such as their toys, and there are things they are not allowed to bite, like people.

If you do not teach your young dog early not to bite, dog aggression might be a problem later on. There are 1 or 2 simple things you can do to stop your dog from biting but it does take a consistent effort. The earlier you start the simpler it's going to be.

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People are naturally excited when they bring home a bouncy young puppy dog for the first time. The have evolved over thousands of years to look cute and to pull on our heartstrings. It's hard not to fall for those big eyes and clumsy seemingly over sized paws that it struggles to control. Puppies are enormous fun and can bring an amazing amount of pleasure to the life of a family, but they are also a huge responsibility. It goes without saying that no one should purchase a puppy without thinking through all the implications for their life and that of a family. One of the first responsibilities placed on a new dog owner is that of puppy training.

So many puppies are bought on a whim. It is a sad fact that many puppies get neglected after the initial excitement has worn off. These dogs then get turned out and often end up in rescue centers. Some have very short lives indeed. This is why it is extremely important that the responsibility of dog ownership is properly considered before buying a baby dog.

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Potty training puppies is not something that people generally look forward to, and if you are like me, I know you would agree, am I right? The toilet area for them ends up becoming everywhere except where you want, and you and your new friend just become frustrated.

The truth is, some of the training techniques that you may find for your puppy may work, and a lot of them may not.

There are some techniques used by old-fashioned types as an example, which try to teach dogs when they are doing something that is considered wrong, or bad. But a dog is not likely to know the difference between right and wrong.

Some people use methods such as rubbing the dogs nose in the mess, which seems to rarely work for many people and is considered inhumane.

The fact is, your dog has no idea that he/she is doing anything wrong! I highly doubt that any dog in the history of mankind ever walked into a new house and said "hey, I think I'll mess up this house on purpose".

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That old canine companion can generate a lot of joy on the home front, but a lack of proper dog training can often cause him to become more than a minor inconvenience. Dogs that are improperly educated can become the largest challenge facing many pet owners, as a lack of understanding can cause these animals to challenge their owners on many behavioral issues. The good news is that a structured program of education in a canine school can help to ensure that these animals become the well-trained and well-adjusted pets they were meant to be.

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We are a society very much attuned to what is politically correct. Many people believe a person who breaks the law had, as the cause, an abused childhood. The same could be said for dogs. A puppy that is beaten, starved, abandoned and made to suffer privation in any form should, according to this standard, be a 'bad' dog. Such is not the case, any more than all children who go hungry and neglected, are beaten and abused, turn out to be criminals. That is not to say this could be the case but it is not an absolute. It could be a contributing factor.

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