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KPmXN8LXHf_zWhnvfIuFMZoefeo Dog Health Pedia: 12/19/11

Monday, 19 December 2011

Most Important Tips For Training Dogs Successfully

 Most Important Tips For Training Dogs Successfully:
Training dogs is not a hard.
You just need patience, dedication and some simple tactics and you will teach them successfully.
Here are five top tips on how to train your dogs successfully:
1. To avoid your dog getting confused and so that they can learn to recognize commands easily only one person should be responsible for training the dog initially.
If too many people are trying to train the dog at the same time this can stop progress in its tracks.
2. Teach commands one at a time.
Try to teach him one command after the other.
If he cannot absorb it, try to stay on that command only because adding additional commands will just confuse the dog.
Start with the basics.
3.If the dog does something good, you should reward this behavior so that he will know that what he did was right. If the dog cannot understand or follow your commands, never push him.
Dogs are not as intelligent as humans, they make mistakes.
What you should understand is that they won’t easily understand your commands in just one teaching, it takes repetition to train a dog successfully. 
Do not scold your dog as he might develop fear which will hinder his learning and willingness to be trained.
 You can use treats in order to encourage your dogs, although don’t overdue it.
4. In executing commands, you should keep your voice cheerful so that the dog will happily follow your commands.
Dogs will respond to a low and coaxing voice.
 If you shout out loud, he may become startled and unresponsive.
5. Train your dog in various places.
If you keep your dogs in a certain place like your home, he will not be able to adjust with the environment new people.
Take him to the park or through the neighborhood.
This will help your dog associate with other dogs and people.
Training your dog can sometime be tough, but it will be worth it.
In the end, you will be the one to benefit when your dog is trained.
You don’t know he might even save your life one day and pay back everything you taught him.

Guide To Choosing A Pet ID Tag

 Guide To Choosing A Pet ID Tag
Buying a Pet ID tag is like buying insurance – you do so with the devout wish that you’re never going to need it. 
The “possible cost” of not having a pet ID tag is more expensive than the “actual cost” of buying the pet tag itself.
The type of pet identification tag that you buy is important, so take 5 minutes or so to think it through.
Impulsively choosing a collar tag because it’s cheap or cute often proves to be unwise, long-term.
Consider the following before purchasing any pet id tag:

1.What is the level of risk to your pet?
Lost pets are certainly common – we’ve all seen “Lost Dog!” signs tacked around town, or dead pets lying by the side of the road. If your pet is a master at escaping the fence, or a breed of dog that cannot resist following a scent, or a young pet that’s full of energy, or a new pet that isn’t properly trained, the risk of a lost pet is high.
But losing your pet isn’t the only risk.
Some pets are stolen. 
A pet thief may snatch Fifi or Fido in hopes of getting a reward for its return, or to use in dog fights
(even small or gentle dogs are susceptible – they can be used as “bait”), or for use in cult rituals
And what is the risk to your pet if something happens to you, its owner?
If you’re a senior adult with a pet, particularly if you live alone or are in ill health, there’s a good chance that at some point someone else will need to care for your furry friend, perhaps with little notice.
And anyone can be struck by tragedy or disaster which leaves you unable to care for your companion.
In this instance, will your pet’s new or temporary caregiver know that Rover hates cats, or that Fluffy needs medication, or even whether or not Max is housetrained?
A pet ID tag that contains more than your name and phone number would be extremely helpful.

2.What level of risk are you comfortable with?
Some pets are simply more important to their owners, and the risk of losing that particular animal warrants a specific, more expensive type of pet ID tag. 
Risk is proportionate to value.
Note that there is more than one way to assess the value of your pet. A cash (rare original dog) or functional (the dog, herding dog or directory).
But for the majority of pet owners and the emotional attachment you have to pet a certain value.
For many people, cats, dogs, family members, and I really like and it is impossible to replace.

3.Based on your answers to the two previous questions, what do you need in a pet ID tag?
Pet ID tags come in varying shapes, sizes and materials and hold varying amounts of information.
 Some contain logos or artwork, too.
Most pet ID tags are designed to be hung from a collar.
At a bare minimum, a pet ID tag should contain the name, address and phone number of the pet owner in a durable, legible format.
Plastic tags are lightweight but easily chewed.
Stainless steel tags are durable and don’t rust or fade.
 These traditional types of tags can purchased from any veterinarian or pet store.
They’re inexpensive but the amount of information they hold is limited to the size of the tag.
Fortunately, you have many more options in pet tags these days, such as microchipping, tattooing, digital display tags, pet registry web sites and voice recorded pet id tags.
One of the newest entries in the pet identification market is the high-tech USB drive that hangs from your pet’s collar (or is attached to their cage) and which holds 64MB of data (including complete medical and diet information).
The tiny USB drive is encased in a sturdy plastic case and can be plugged into any computer, where it is easily updated and easy to print sections for sharing with your vet or pet sitter.
No matter what pet ID tag you choose, making sure your pet wears some type of pet identification tag brings peace of mind that far outweighs its costs.