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Dogs for Adoption

The Proper Techniques For Hound Training

Hound training will be differentiated based on what you intend to do with your new arrival, but there are a basic few principals which must always remain the same. Physical punishments are never a good way to go, and these should be avoided when training any puppy or dog. Instilling fear, confusion, and mistrust by lashing out at your helpless animal isn’t good for either of you, so if you find that you are not patient or calm enough to take on the responsibility of properly and safely raising a secure, well behaved, and happy dog who is eager and willing to please you, you may want to consider handing him over to someone more qualified before permanent damage is done to the dog. That said, we can begin to walk through a few steps that are common in hound training.
If your hounds are to be home and family dogs, this is fine, but you must understand the pure and strong instincts that will pull at him when neither of you expect it. He must never be punished or faulted for chasing small game or for setting out on a hot trail. This is his job, predetermined by hundreds of years worth of sound breeding, and no amount of couch potato domestication will change this. What you can do is to give him plenty of stimulation along the lines of chase games and interesting toys during and after hound training, and be sure that he has a completely secure yard to play in before you even consider bringing him home. It will be your job to keep him safe; remembering that a hunting hound dog set loose in the city could end up in a very tragic situation.
Hound training will also involve a very clean and clear outlining of and adhering to the rules of roost, which you control at all times with no exceptions. There should be one precise word for each command, place, or object that you want him to learn, and you should use these words often, but only when they pertain to what you wish him to do. A dog’s life can be utterly confusing, especially when all he wants to do is to please you. Make it easy on both of you, and start teaching him your key words right away. Getting off of furniture should be met with “off”, laying down should be “down”, going outside shout be “out” or “outside”, but be sure to pick just one and stick with it. This word association when learned early can mean the difference between a safe, healthy, and happy hound dog or a confused, depressed, nervous wreck of a hound who has given up trying to do the right thing.…

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Pet Adoption

Training Techniques To Manage A Grown-Up Dog

More and more people are adopting dogs from rescue charities and animal kennels. While this is one great thought that prevents these older dogs from being destroyed or just being unloved, several people are literally taking on a dog which has already had the experience of training and attempting to teach it to obey them using puppy training techniques. With an elder dog there are many factors why you should avoid training your pet in this manner and instead seek the advice of dog behaviors trainers who may help you manage your new pet.

There are a number of factors why puppy training techniques could not be suitable for your older dog:

???Bad experiences with harsh owners can make a dog hesitant and nervous, which could avoid efficient training.

???Several elder dogs have previously been trained according to certain ways and could not respond to new techniques.

???Puppies are generally more open to getting trained, as they lack assertion. Older dogs may be more authoritative and if you lack the willpower to train them, they can choose to ignore you.

???Older dogs have picked up bad behaviors from previous teaching which require careful de-briefing before they can be trained to do something. Teaching these dogs according to puppy training techniques will not solve the problem of already-acquired behavior.

It is typically necessary to bring in expert dog behaviors trainers who will examine the issues of the dog or where more coaching is necessary. If the older dog has had a very negative experience in its past life then it may also need a great deal of specialist love and attention before it is set to be trained. Neglect, abuse and poor living conditions can make a dog nervous, afraid, and even so anxious about being hurt so it growls and bites. Rather than treating the dog as a vicious animal, since it happens in lots of sad cases, it can be a smart idea to take the animal to dog behaviors trainers who can help it to manage its fears better.

If your dog has had a comparatively happy home but now requires re-housing, this can even instigate shock in the pet that can lead to problems. Instead of trying to go back to basics with some training methods that are best proficient to puppies, you must take lessons from the consultants and begin instructing your dog from a position of authority. This will help to confirm that you are always obeyed by your new pet and help avoid any problems in the future with unhealthy conduct.…