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Over the years I’ve found that one of the things new dog owners always seem to be searching for is “The” cure for their dog’s bad behavior. When I say bad behavior that covers all sorts of things from barking, jumping, soiling in the house, you name it. When the dog gets a little older, if bad behaviors are not corrected, it seems that the behavior quite often turns to the fearful dog or the aggressive dog.

Curing all those bad behaviors is not particularly difficult but ideally the training should start early sometime between 4 to 6 months of age. The reason we start early is to teach good behavior before your beloved pet learns the bad behavior.

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My most current articles have been about training your dogs. I am going to take a small step back and give you some tips for bringing your new dog or cat into the home so you are best prepared for their new training.

A new pet is a fabulous addition to any family. Here are a few tips to learn the proper way of welcoming the animal and taking care of training so you have a happy, well-adjusted and very well behaved pet.

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I always tell my clients that dog training is something you should enjoy doing with your dog not something that you dread. I have always found that training with my dog was so exciting when the light bulb goes off and the dog grasps the new exercise. I know it is just as exciting for the dog as it is for the trainer.

One thing that you can do to add a little excitement to your training sessions is to change things around. Don’t get into the habit of always making your training sessions the same. Change the order that you do the exercises so your dog does not get bored.

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There are many people, including myself, that simply cannot fathom living without the love of a four legged companion. Being a dog or cat care provider, you have a lot of different responsibilities ranging from care and feeding to training and grooming. Even if you do not have the money to send your dog to obedience school, there are different ways that you can take care of the training on your own so that your pet can grow to be an amazingly well trained and behaved pet. It is just a matter of finding the right publication and sticking to all of the tips and tricks that are listed within.

There are many books on the subject of training your canine friend but they are harder to find for your feline friend. There are some good ones out there so do your research to find a good one.

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Many of you know me for my work in the pet health field. I have studied pet health and trained with world renowned Dr Alfred Plechner DVM for quite a few years, helping many along the way. But did you know that I I have, for even longer, personally trained dogs and even cats to a lesser degree. My wife Terry and myself have a passion for animals and have helped make a difference in their lives through our rescue and sanctuary gaining a ton of experience in both training and pet health.

Let me ask you a question, do you really enjoy working with and being with your dog? Do you feel a need to train and teach your dog new things? Do your friends ask you for training or behavior tips for their dogs? If so you may just be the type of person that should be a dog trainer.

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