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Top Tips for Training Your Dog
By: Marketwire .
Dec. 27, 2012 05:00 AM
MISSION, KS -- (Marketwire) -- 12/27/12 -- (Family Features) Sit. Stay. Heel. These simple commands can make a huge difference in the life of a pet parent. Whether you're introducing a new dog or puppy to the family, or you have a dog with some behavior issues, training can help ensure a well-adjusted pet and a happier family.
According to the American Kennel Club, dog training can:
Training You Can Do at Home
Teaching your dog to sit first and then allow interaction can be a good solution. Here are helpful tips on how to make your pet a great greeter:
It's important to reward your pet so they are constantly being reminded of how to behave. At PetSmart, trainers offer treats and verbal applause to dogs after a job well done. At home pet parents can use treats or fun toys as a reward to encourage positive behavior.
Take Your Dog to School
Beginner dog goals may include:
Intermediate dog goals may include:
Advanced dog goals may include:
Professional training is a complement to what you do at home, and practice is important at all levels. As a dog progresses through training, pet parents should make the behaviors they ask for harder during everyday practice. So rather than a basic sit before his meal, for example, try a sit-stay command for 15 seconds from 10 feet away.
To learn more about training programs, and to find a program near you, visit www.petsmart.com/training.
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