House breaking a new puppy can be a rewarding experience. I see it as an opportunity to bond with, get to know, and understand your new member of the family. Dogs are quick learners. As long as you’re consistent and have patience, house breaking your new dog should be a somewhat smooth experience. Just like people, dogs will learn at different paces. Some breeds tend to be more hyper and overactive. This can sometimes slow down the house breaking process. But don’t worry, your dog will get there. If mine did, anyone’s can!
Once dogs are house broken, they very rarely regress. As long as there is consistency, they are house broken for life. Even once dogs are house broken they may still have an accident from time to time, especially if they are experiencing temporary diarrhea or stomach irritation. If symptoms continue for longer than a couple days, I would recommend getting your dog checked out by a veterinarian. It could just be a stomach flu, but it’s always better to be safe. Continue reading
Having a dog in the family should be a source of great joy and companionship and not an extra source of frustration as often is the case with most dog owners. Dog training demands long and at times tedious hours of work but I really enjoy it. It takes a lot of repetition and patience when dealing with dogs. As a dog trainer, I first make friends with the dog so that the training can be effective. I have trained as a dog trainer in a good dog training school and I have a great resume. If a dog lacks proper training, it may try to take over the entire house hold as the “pack leader”. This is where problems with destructive behavior can arise and sometimes even aggression. So my role as a dog trainer is very crucial in training dogs on basic obedience or advanced obedience for clients who want their dogs trained for competition. I provide all kinds of dog training.
As a dog trainer, I begin my job by first realizing that I must train the owner as well as the dog. Most dog owners know very little when it comes to understanding the best way to co-exist with their dogs. Therefore, the first friend I make training dogs are the owners. This is very vital in my career since I spend a lot of time consulting with them. This is where my communication skills as a dog trainer come in handy. Sometimes, I have to take the dog away from the owner and board it in a training facility for about 7days. One of my clients, a wanna-be dental assistant (finishing school and preparing CV now), is really great and often calls during the day to check how the training is going. He at times passes by the “training camp” to see how far I have gone with the training. Once during the training, the dog got injured and needed some medical assistance real fast. I called the owner who provided the necessary details needed to attend to his dog. Working with such clients makes my work very easy and I am able to accomplish more with the dogs.
When I feel that the dog is ready to go home, I usually create sometime with the owner and explain to them the training then show them what their dog has learnt. I always remind them to transfer all that training into the home environment. I make phone follow ups weekly to make sure that the dog is properly settling at home.