As A Colorado Springs dog photographer and owner of two dogs I’ve learned a lot from being around dog trainers as well as dogs and their owners. I see a lot of good behavior as well as bad in dogs and their owners.
Whether you are a new dog owner or have had dogs for years it’s still good to be reminded about tips for caring for your furry friend. In the past I’ve blogged about many of them including proper diet and exercise as well as over feeding your dog. Some of these are simply common sense but you’d be surprised by the number of dog owners who fail to do them and then are frustrated with their relationship with their dog.
I recently rescued another dog who is just two years old. This is my third rescue and I know a lot of the issues that can occur with a rescue dog however it had been years since I had to start over with training and dog proofing the house. I’d forgotten some things so this was a good refresher for me to read new information on dog handling.
Things like punishing for bad behavior or disciplining them after the fact, giving unearned praise, inconsistent rules—these are things that once learned will help you have a much better relationship with your companion. So not to worry if you have already developed bad habits with your pet. You can learn anew and begin to develop some great habits that will enrich your relationship with your dog. Much has to do with consistency —using the same discipline and rewards. positive rewarding of behavior is one of the best ways to train your dog. Physical punishment will create anxiety in your dog.
Here are 10 Tips for A More Harmonious Household from Modern Dog Magazine