As a dog owner we quickly become attached to our animals. As such, the last thing that we want to do is have them hurt. To better assist you in ensuring that our animals are safe and secure, here are some tips and tricks that you can follow.
Secure your dog
You want to secure your dog in different situations. You can do this by crating your dog at night or using leather dog harnesses when taking them out for a walk. When we see other securing their animals the first thing that goes through our minds is that they are abusing their animal. However, this is not the case. Dogs are not humans and they need to learn in specific ways.
Talking to your dog
You need to find the way that best communicates your desires to your dog. Using a stern voice or a series of command is typically the best course of action. The one thing that you don’t want to do is use physical punishment against your animal. When you use physical methods such as kicking, punching towards your animal you are only instilling fear. It is all about building mutual respect.
You want to build consistency. This goes for everything that you do – feeding, bedtime, walking, playing and even training. When we build consistency into the routine of our animals they will come to expect it and even look forward to it. If however, we are not consistent, send mixed signals and just confuse our animals, then they will act confused and act out.
Treats are great ways to bond with your animal. However, you don’t need to overdo the food treats. Giving them some extra time outside or throwing a special ball that they like to play with can be considered a treat. Doing this will also encourage your animal to really step up their game when these treats are offered.