Dog Training Basics

Written by Robert Kempe

All positive commands should be spoken sharply and distinctly during training. Make sure you also use a positive tone. Your dog will recognize your moods and associate them to their behavior by your tone of voice.

The first wordrepparttar puppy should learn is their name. They actually learnrepparttar 139435 sound of their name and associate that as a directive towards them for their attention. This will come naturally over time sincerepparttar 139436 family will be callingrepparttar 139437 pup by its namerepparttar 139438 day it arrives in your home.

I suggest that before you start training verbal commands that you understand your puppy’s personality. Ask yourself if they are timid, aggressive, quiet, sensitive, playful, etc? These traits will affectrepparttar 139439 type and speed ofrepparttar 139440 training with your dog. Understandingrepparttar 139441 dog that is being trained is a vitally important talent of a good trainer.

As soon as you are able to touch and feelrepparttar 139442 puppy, call them by their name. Constantly give them affection and praise withrepparttar 139443 tone of your voice. Keep repeating their name over and over and over untilrepparttar 139444 pup understands that when they hear their name, it is addressing them. When you prepare meals for them, call them by name and then distinctly sayrepparttar 139445 word “come.” This is probablyrepparttar 139446 simplest and easiest commands to teach because it is associated with somethingrepparttar 139447 puppy wants or gets excited when they hear that command. This theory and type of training is used in allrepparttar 139448 generic commands. Remember to always keep praising them when they obey a command and make sure they feel rewarded.

House breaking a puppy is probablyrepparttar 139449 most stressful for a new trainer. However,repparttar 139450 good news is that most dogs are generally clean in nature and sense thatrepparttar 139451 house is notrepparttar 139452 place to do their thing. Knowing that canines tend to have their bowel movements inrepparttar 139453 same place that they or some other dogs have previously defecated, you need to understand thatrepparttar 139454 sent left behind from previous mistakes will signal torepparttar 139455 pup that is where they are supposed to be defecating. So when you do catch them doing something inrepparttar 139456 house that you do not want, scold them in a simple command such as “shame.” The puppy will hear your tone of voice and feel bad. Usher them outside as fast as you can. Praise them when they defecate outside. Do not userepparttar 139457 command “no” since that is a command to haverepparttar 139458 puppy stoprepparttar 139459 current act. “Shame” is used after you have foundrepparttar 139460 evidence ofrepparttar 139461 unwanted act. This is a common mistake a lot of armature dog trainers have.

"How to Keep Your Cat Free from Diseases with Your Quick Guide to Cat Grooming"

Written by NS Kennedy

Even a cat that compulsively cleans itself can benefit from a little grooming from her owner. Cats rarely need a bath, but frequent brushing removes a lot of loose hair which would otherwise end up either shed around your home or swallowed byrepparttar cat, creating constipating hairballs. Grooming your cat on a regular basis also helps you monitor her health and make her easier to handle.

Long-haired cats should be brushed and combed daily; short-haired cats only need grooming about once per week. While brushing your cat's coat, keep an eye out for lumps and skin irritations. Brush along your cats back, from head to tail with firm pressure. Repeat this several times, and then switch to one side. You should brush each area 4 or 5 times Always remember to brush inrepparttar 139358 direction ofrepparttar 139359 hair growth.

If you find places where hair is missing, watch your cat forrepparttar 139360 next week to determine if she is over-grooming these spots, or ifrepparttar 139361 hair loss could be a skin condition that requires a vet's attention. Be sure to watch for fleas and remove them immediately using a flea comb. If you notice rice-like particles around her anus (or in her bed), she probably has worms and needs medication from a veterinarian.

The grooming session is a good time to check your cat's ears, eyes, teeth and claws. If your cat is a young kitten, be sure to frequently manipulate these areas to get her used to handling. Byrepparttar 139362 time she is an adult, looking inside her ears for mites will be a non-traumatic event. If your cat is an adult, proceed at her pace. If she will let you touch her ear, but not fold it back to look inside, that's fine. Each time you groom her, try going a little farther with your examination, praising her with words, strokes, and treats for letting you handle her. If she struggles, it is best to let her go, and try again another day.

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