Dog Training Equipment For A Happy Obedient Dog

Training a dog is fun and also necessary. It is important to create a good relationship between your dog and yourself. Training should be enjoyable for you both. There are several reasons to train your pet. First of all, your dog has to know that you are the boss and he has to do what you say. A dog will try to get away with other behavior but if you are firm, he will learn. Secondly, it is important to teach your dog social skills such as not jumping up on strangers, chasing cats or marking their territory indoors.

It is easier to train a young puppy but possible to train an older dog too. One handy item is a whistle. You can get normal whistles and ones only audible to dogs. Noise-sensitive breeds, such as Border Collies, will find these useful. You can get a whistle for about five dollars. You could get a two tone whistle, for teaching other skills or tricks.

You can get balls and dumbbells for a couple of dollars to teach your dog how to retrieve on land or in the water. Another piece of dog training equipment is a retractable leash. This is useful for keeping the dog close or allowing him more freedom. It is also useful to show controlled socialization between puppies and young dogs.

You can buy something called a ‘pet corrector’ from a pet store, which is a pressurized canister full of air. When your dog is misbehaving, you press the button and some air is let out with a hissing sound. Animals do not like the sound because it suggests a dangerous snake, insect or bird, so this is a method of controlling excessive barking or bad behavior. You have to be careful not to overuse this in case your dog is upset by it. The dog will associate the bad sound with doing something that displeases you and he should modify his behavior.

You can find and purchase Dog training equipment from pet stores, a veterinarian or a dog store online. If you browse the internet, there are a number of websites offering various dog training products, most of which are under ten dollars.

All dog training equipment should be kept clean at all times and leashes can usually be washed in soapy water because they will probably get mud or dirt on them at some point. A whistle must be kept clean because it goes in your mouth. Balls and rubber dumbbells can be washed and rinsed off afterwards.

If you want to put your dog in a show, dog training equipment is a must. To win a show, a dog must demonstrate perfect obedience and have been trained well beforehand.

Dog training equipment is useful but the most important thing when it comes to training your pet is the way in which you teach him. Be firm and clear. Confusing instructions will not give great results. Praise him or reward him after doing something right. Dogs are very intelligent creatures and can learn easily if taught in the correct way. You will get a great deal more enjoyment from your pet if he is well trained and your relationship will be a lot stronger.

Jeremy C.W is a dog lover and owner of Visit for more Dog Training Equipment related aticles, information and pooch fun!

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