Tips for the Home:
The smart dog in-home:
At DogTech, we love to see dogs calm and happy in the home. To achieve this, we always recommend that you establish a routine so that you can quickly establish boundaries and leadership.
One of the first things we do is explain that a dog is a dog, and it needs to be respected as one in the family unit.
Balancing the relationship between family members and your dog is essential along with a unified stance on good behaviours. This is why we recommend that each family member is fully involved in the dog training process so that everyone will understand how important it is not to indulge in behaviours that could trigger unacceptable behaviours.
In the same way, it’s important to commit and establish a routine, so there’s a time for eating, a time for playing and a time for interaction and exercise. Without exercise, your dog will likely grow restless or bored; and monotony often leads to negative scenarios that play out in the home.
- It’s never acceptable for your dog to jump up to greet someone. It encourages dominant behaviours.
- Don’t let your dog jump up on the lounge one day; then reprimand it on another for doing just that. Establish the boundaries in a loving but firm way, and remain consistent.
- In the same way, don’t let your dog eat off your plate or you feed him morsels at the dinner table. This will only encourage it to snack on your food uninvited. Also, establish meal times and train your dog to sit away from the family dining table.
There is no better day than today to encourage positive behaviours.