A Beginner’s Guide to Dalmatian Training

A four-legged makes a great addition to the family. Not only do they make brave vanguards but dogs are truly a man’s best friend. Your dalmatian can listen to your woes without butting in, will obey your commands without complains, can walk for miles to accompany you and can wag his tail just to see you happy. All these things are made possible because of proper Dalmatian training.

Dalmatian training is not just about training your dog to do superb tricks like play-dead. Dalmatian training is essential in raising a happy and healthy spotted pet everyone loves to be around. Training must start as soon as possible however, you should take into consideration your pet’s physical and mental limitations. While it has been said that most puppies can start learning new tricks and commands as young as eight weeks of age, they may not be able to perfect housebreaking during this time. Accidents cannot be avoided considering the fact that they have limited control of their bladder and bowel. In other words, they do not have the ability to “hold it” thus accidents happen from time to time. While accidents cannot be avoided, the best way to reduce it is through constant supervision. Owners should keep an eye and be alert every time Spot is showing signs that he needs to do his thing. These signs include walking in circles and sniffing around.

When training a puppy, or even an older dog, it is always important to consider the training location. Dogs, especially puppies have short attention span and are easily distracted with what’s going on around. At the start of the training, it is best to choose a venue that is quiet and free of distractions such as children or neighbors passing by, speeding cars or delivery vehicles. Start to change the location only if your pet has mastered the command.

Another contributing factor for successful training is to keep your pet’s interest focused on training more particularly to the lessons being taught. To attain this, training must be fun and short as much as possible. Limit training sessions to five to ten minutes at a time and always end each session on a positive note. Give reward if the dog has been successful in a lesson.

The owner’s personality trait is also important in every dog training. Dog owners who exude determination, patience and consistency have more chances of achieving success than owners who do not possess those traits.

Source by Richard Cussons

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