Aggression is a part of a dog's nature. Being pack animals, dogs have to be aggressive to be able to defend themselves against predators and to be able to hunt their prey. Aggression is vital to the dogs' survival in the wild. An aggressive behavior may have been beneficial when dogs are still living in the wild but today's society frown at this unwanted behavior because of its potential dangerous consequences. Controlling a dog's aggressive behavior is therefore very necessary.
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Contrary to popular opinion, anyone can train their dogs. Whoever told you it can't be done have used incorrect methods or have failed because they gave up too soon. Nothing tests your patience like dog training; but staying on course until you see the fruits of your labor is incredibly rewarding. Not only will your home be clean and shiny, you will have a better social life and a happier relationship with your pet.

Let's start by looking into what goes on inside the mind of your dog so we can better grasp the reasons behind the given dog training tips. People are logical and intelligent creatures (most of us anyway). We can correctly assume the outcome of any given situation through reasoning skills and basic common sense. Dogs on the other hand, are lovable but not as smart. They understand only through simple reactions and a consistent repetition of unchanging commands. For instance, we understand that 'Come!', 'Let's go!', or 'Come here!' mean the same thing. But with dogs, all three phrases are as different as different can be. He might go to you after the millionth time of calling him but that doesn't mean he understands what you're trying to say.

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Owning a well-behaved dog is important for most families, which is why dog obedience training is so popular today. It will allow them to be good around other people and even other dogs. Keep in mind; this is going to be just as important for you as it will be your furry friend. It's a great way to bond with each other as well, and this will be done through basic dog training classes, but will eventually move to more difficult ones.

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One of the ways by which a dog owner can establish his being the alpha male is to let the dog undergo obedience training. To be good canine citizens, dogs have to have a leader. Dogs that do not have a clear view of their rank in the pack have the tendency to develop unwanted behaviors. One of the reasons why dogs are either abandoned or left in animal shelters is because owners have not taken the trouble to obedience train the dog.
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Puppies can be excellent household pets, but as with a child you should teach them a number of important things while they are still young. Whenever you set very good behavior routines in them as puppies, you're teaching these kinds of routines to them for the rest of their life because they'll bring these good patterns into adulthood. Biting is a common situation with puppies. They love to play and roughhouse and assume biting is okay. Nevertheless, if you happen to let a seemingly small pattern like this continue, your dog may turn out to be violent when he is grown.

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Just before getting a dog of any type it really is important to recognize that any training you are going to want to complete will require some time and patience. None of the behaviors you would like to train your dog will happen right away. Having the right mindset and information, however, you should be in a position to stop puppy barking effectively.

Hopefully before you selected your puppy you looked into its particular breed. To be able to deal with a barking dog you need to first have an understanding of why he's barking, and his breed might establish this and as a result give you guidance in stopping it. For example, guard dogs (such as German Shepherds, Dobermans, and Rottweilers) definitely will bark if they see a threat. Hunting dogs (such as Beagles and Bloodhounds) may bark at the scent of prey. Understanding the reason why he is barking will be the primary factor to helping him control it.

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