Training Your Dog To Lay Down On Command

Written 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 isrepparttar 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 ofrepparttar 143128 basic commands and should be one ofrepparttar 143129 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 asrepparttar 143130 process is basicallyrepparttar 143131 same for each. Here’s some steps you can use to teach your dog to lay down on command:

1. Getrepparttar 143132 dog to sit (you should have already trained him in this command)

2. Firmly giverepparttar 143133 “down” command while gently forcing his legs out in front (this will cause him to lay down).

National Pet Memorial Day, September 11, 2005

Written by Lee Guttentag

National Pet Memorial Day, September 11, 2005

What Is National Pet Memorial Day?

The International Association of Pet Cemeteries (IAPC) has designatedrepparttar 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

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 byrepparttar 143127 artist’s at Stones of Glass •Put a paw print in clay that will harden with your pets name and date as a keepsake.

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