Train your dog the National Dog Training Month in style! Whether you have a dog that is still a pup or is a fully-grown adult, October is the perfect time to get your dog involved in dog training! This is the best time of year to start training your dog because the grass is just starting to grow. Also, fall is the perfect time of the year to go on vacation and do some dog training with your pup. The months of the dog calendar have many holidays associated with them. If you’re having a bad dog day, take some dog training tips from this article to get out in front of the pack and lead your dog into a happy, healthy, dog-filled life!
October is National Puppy Month, which means that you can show your support for the breed by hosting a training event and inviting other dog lovers to join you! Your local newspaper might even feature a story or two about the National Puppy Month, so be sure to check out your local news! The Internet is a great place to learn more about this popular cause and how you can help. If you’d like to host a fun training event to show your support, here are some quick and easy dog training tips for October:
Dog training is very important and this year be sure to really invest in your dog’s training and education. There is no better way to do this than introducing some positive dog training techniques right from the start. This not only helps curb behavioral problems early on but teaches your pup about good behavior early on. Be careful not to teach negative dog training techniques such as pull-backs or head collars. These will only teach your dog to fear and dislike you, instead of the other way around.
A few easy ideas for this dog training month include doing one or all of the following: Playing fetch with treats, a game that can easily be taught to your pup; teaching him tricks; or simply having your dog socialized so he’ll get along better with others. There are many resources available on the internet to help with these tips. For example, you can find several very helpful websites that offer dog training videos and training books. These easy to follow videos will give you the basics to help you begin training right away. Videos are especially useful if you don’t know much about training as they show you in different perspectives what’s involved.
One dog training tip for the month is to begin your dog’s socialization process by getting him or her their favorite toy. Most dogs love to have their favorite toy and this will provide you with a safe and fun opportunity to introduce him or her to other people and dogs. Your dog probably won’t want to eat it straight out of the bag but they will enjoy playing with the treats and using his/her chew toys to work them. Also, by distracting your dog with his favorite toy while you play with him/her, you will help to avoid having to use the traditional choke collar.
Another great idea for this dog training January is to take your puppy or dog to one of the national dog shelters. Many of these shelters run training seminars and events that let you bring your dog and your puppy to learn at the same time from trained professionals. These seminars are usually held once a month in some of the larger cities like Chicago, New York, Atlanta and Phoenix. The national organizations also coordinate training programs that will take place over a series of weeks.
If you’re looking for something a little more exciting to do this dog training January, then you might want to think about doing dog agility competitions. These events are usually held annually, but there is never any charge to participate. You simply use the same positive reinforcement training techniques that you would if you were training your dog to win a dog competition. Plus, by competing in an agility competition, you can encourage others to take up dog training as a sport, which will only serve to increase public awareness of the importance of dog training in society today.
So if you have a favorite dog trainer, don’t forget to celebrate National Puppy Training Month by trying to get him or her to participate in a training method that uses the positive reinforcement training methods that he/she uses on a daily basis. Not all dog trainers are willing to use these methods, so if yours doesn’t participate, you should still celebrate the month by sending a gift of one of these great books to your trainer via mail. You’ll be helping to further encourage other dog trainers to adopt these puppy training methods.