Dog training is highly recommended regardless of your lifestyle or the breed of your dog. It is also recommended to start training your dog while still a puppy. This is because older dogs are more difficult to train. Sometimes, different dog breeds may require different dog training techniques. For instance, you can't use the same technique to train a large Great Dane and tiny Chihuahua.
The importance of dog training is to have a disciplined companion who can follow simple commands and keep away from trouble such as destroying your neighbors flower patch. Also, the goal of dog training is to make your dog safer, not only to you and your family, but also to everyone in your neighborhood. This is especially important if you have a large dog that can be capable of damage or injury. A trained dog will simply not run off to chase a cat and will not be aggressive to other pets, children and adults.
Dog training is not easy. You have to possess patience and perseverance to be always consistent in your commands so that your dog will learn faster and more effectively.
If you are truly determined to train your dog personally, you can find a lot of resource material on DoggleHQ including great tips and videos. It may be helpful to get some information about dog training even before you get a puppy.
Submit your question in the box below and an expert trainer will respond to you within 24 hours. This feature can be used as a guide to training objectives and behavioral challenges with your dog. If behavioral problems persist with your dog, then we highly recommend you seek the advice and expertise of a professional dog trainer.
Question: I have 3 Griffon puppies that are 4 months old, they sleep in the kitchen at night and one of them cries a lot during the night how can I stop him?
A really good approach to crying puppies, other than the usual techniques of ignoring them or giving in and moving them into your bedroom is this. Try walking into the kitchen for 60 seconds and ignoring them, no speaking touching or looking at them. Then leave calmly and quietly. This gives them the message that 1. you are alive, 2. you can hear their whining and 3. you are relaxed and not worried or bothered about anything. It is one of the best ways to get them to calm down. Picking them up and cuddling them is likely to only make it worse! Sometimes a little tough love early on goes a long way…Doggy Dan