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Most experts recommend some kind of formal training for your dog. To have the best possible relationship with your beloved pet, you will need to not only understand how your furry friend views what goes on in your house, but also look into what causes some of the responses that your dog will display.

Your dog is still an animal at heart. Many dog owners and enthusiasts have been said to project human emotions onto their pets. Nobody argues that dogs experience the world differently than we do. Experts know that dogs have their own range of canine responses to situations that we do not fully understand yet.

Most people are concerned about aggression and biting. This makes sense as there are far too many stories about dogs who have displayed these improper behaviors. Nobody wants their children or loved ones to be injured by their dogs.

When you are trying to understand dog behavior it’s useful to remember that your cuddly bundle of joy is descended from wolves and sometimes these responses are innate.

If you have children in the house you will need to take some care to avoid becoming one of the almost five million Americans being bitten annually. While the vast majority of these dogs bite people who threaten them, or their owners. Teaching your children to respect other dogs will make a big difference.

When thinking about bringing a new dog into the house, you will need to establish a hierarchy. You are the pack leader and the dog must never be in doubt about who is in charge.

Socializing your puppy well will also ensure a smooth relationship. Get your dog used to remaining composed in stressful situations. Just make sure your dog is vaccinated first! (for more info on socializing visit

Reward your puppy for good behavior. Professionals, who work with dogs, often use positive reinforcement to speed up the process. If your puppy grows up with the children you are far more likely to have an easier time.

If you have adopted an adult dog or your dog has picked up some problem behaviors then you might need to call in some help. Dog behaviorists have a proven track record with correcting problem behaviors in dogs. Check that they are licensed or belong to some kind of association. Also be sure to ask what kinds of methods they use to correct the behavior.

The key is to correct the behavior before someone gets hurt and prevent tragedy before it occurs.

Try to encourage a loving but respectful relationship between your dog and the children. Most dogs don’t take kindly to having their tails tugged while eating!

Yours in Health,

Michael Goldman

About the Author:

Michael Goldman is an entrepreneur, teacher, animal care provider and renowned author of a pet health line of information e-Books, who along with his wife Terry are best known as the founders of the Healthy Pet Network. As respected authorities and consultants regarding Animal Health & Longevity, they help people with their pet’s health & well being. Their “passion” is the continued development of the Healthy Pet Network Animal Rescue and Sanctuary. The Rescue and Sanctuary provides a home, food, medical attention and love for homeless or injured animals.

For more information, or to reach Michael, please visit the main site @ www.healthypetnetwork.org or through their informational blog @ www.healthypetnetwork.net

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