New Year’s Resolution: Commit to being a Better Dog Owner in 2011

Ringing in the New Year brings forth new, positive commitments in your life.  You are going to eat right, exercise and build a stronger bond between you and your dog.  But how do you begin to improve your relationship with your pet?  It is already solid.  There are ways to enhance quality time with your dog and it is through dog training.  Here are the top three essential dog training tips ensuring training time is a positive experience for the two of you to share.

Remain Patient

Becoming angry at a dog does not compute.  Dogs do not understand why you are reacting in a negative manner.  Ditch any type of training that involves yelling or being aggressive with your pet.  It is not healthy for either of you to be in this situation.  Instead, focus on the rewards and desirable behavior your dog exhibits while ignoring the negative.  Your dog will eventually learn the positive behavior.  For positive behavior means affection, attention, treats and play time.  It leaves the negative actions to the past.

Stay Positive

This coincides with maintaining patience with your dog.  If you become frustrated, then the emotions will disrupt the training process.  If this happens, take a break.  Step away from training and return when you are able to gain a positive outlook on the training session.   This is a time to bond with your dog in an uplifting environment.

To find out more, talk to a Florida dog training or a k9 obedience instructor today!