Training Your Dog To Lay Down On CommandWritten by Lee Dobbins
Training your dog to obey commands is an important part of pet ownership . When your dog is properly trained, it is much easier for you to communicate with him and this enhances your relationship. In addition to making him mind you, it may even help save your pet from harm or danger.
Dogs want your praise, so using positive reinforcement when training your dog or puppy is best approach. Hitting or yelling rarely works, and besides who wants to hit or yell at their dog anyway?
The “down” or “lay down” command is one of basic commands and should be one of first things you teach your dog once he learns to sit on command. It is not hard to train a dog to obey commands and once you have done one command, it gets even easier as process is basically same for each. Here’s some steps you can use to teach your dog to lay down on command:
1. Get dog to sit (you should have already trained him in this command)
2. Firmly give “down” command while gently forcing his legs out in front (this will cause him to lay down).
National Pet Memorial Day, September 11, 2005Written by Lee Guttentag
National Pet Memorial Day, September 11, 2005
What Is National Pet Memorial Day?
The International Association of Pet Cemeteries (IAPC) has designated second Sunday in September as National Pet Memorial Day, a day set aside to remember our departed animal friends.
Special events such as open houses and remembrance ceremonies are held at many pet cemeteries. A national listing of events can be found at http://www.stonesofglass.com.
Your cherished pet will always have a special place in your heart, no matter how you choose to remember your departed friend. Below we list several ideas:
•Participate in online memorials and ceremonies or have one by your pet’s favorite place. •Immortalize your pet in glass by artist’s at Stones of Glass http://www.stonesofglass.com •Put a paw print in clay that will harden with your pets name and date as a keepsake.