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Simple Ways Towards Making Long-Term Changes In Your Dog’s Behavior

By David Hamilton

Separation anxiety among dogs is a common problem which most dog owners confuse with destructive behavior. If you know the right way to educate your dog, so that he realizes that sometimes, he will be left alone. Only then, will the dog understand how to cope when you are not around. This article contains a number of helpful tips to help you in your dog training efforts.

Participating in a group class can be a very effective way to train your dog. Group classes are almost always less expensive than individual training sessions. They also offer your dog the opportunity to socialize with other pets. Look for a smaller group though, so that you still have plenty of one on one interaction with the trainer.

Never treat your dog as a person. Many pet owners coddle their dogs as if they were children, and this only confuses your pet. Training a dog is completely different than teaching a child. Dogs need to be taught to behave as a dog and expect you to behave as a dog as well when it is necessary.

Don’t interact with your dog when you are frustrated or angry. Simply put your dog up and take a break. Training will proceed much more efficiently when you return. Each of you will be rested, have a fresh outlook, and be ready to tackle that seemingly elusive training task once again.

To teach recall, you must be the most interesting thing to your dog at the moment you are calling him. Active dogs love movement, so try calling your dog while you run in another direction. Your dog will be likely to engage in a chase, making recall a fun exercise for him and encouraging his response in future situations.

Be generous with rewards when training your dog. Do not be afraid of giving too much praise or too many treats. Rewarding your dog encourages him to continue the behavior that led up to the reward. Do not be afraid of spending too much time with training your dog. It will pay off.

When deciding to train your dog, make sure that you have patience towards your pet. All dogs are unique and learn at different paces. To be effective in training your pooch, make sure you have the patience to see it through. Treat your dog with kindness even if he or she may try your patience.

As was discussed in this beginning of this article, separation anxiety is a common problem with dogs that is often, misrepresented as destructive behavior. If you understand the proper way to lessen your dogs anxiety, then you will start to see positive changes in behavior. Apply the advice from this article and you’ll soon see your dog showing less and less destructive behavior when you aren’t around.

Want to find out more about Pitbull Training, then visit David Hamilton’s site on how to choose the best Pitbull Training for your needs.

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Hamilton, David "Simple Ways Towards Making Long-Term Changes In Your Dog’s Behavior." Simple Ways Towards Making Long-Term Changes In Your Dog’s Behavior. 16 Oct. 2012. uberarticles.com. 30 Sep 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/pets/simple-ways-towards-making-long-term-changes-in-your-dogs-behavior/>.

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