Basic Dog Training and Tips From Harris The Las Vegas Service Dog So, You Got A Puppy! YAY!! But, Now What? Let My Guy Harris Help You! With Some Basic Dog Training Techniques and Summer Safety Tips, You’ll Have The New Furbaby A Happy, Healthy Part Of The Family and Be A #ProPlanPet In No Time! – #CollectiveBias
Basic Dog Training and Tips From Harris the Las Vegas Service Dog
Summer is right around the corner! And for those of us in Vegas, it’s already getting pretty warm! That means all the 2 legged people and their furry 4 legged pets will be out and about. Fun in the sun ya’ll! I wanted to grab you guys and take over the blog here again for a few minutes for some quick Basic Dog Training Tips. Also, I want to throw out my best Summer safety advice. It’s important for both pet safety as well as people safety! Poorly trained dogs in public places could be kind of dangerous. I’d like to see happy pets and happy people! My tip for the people, you should wear sunscreen. I’ve heard those sun burns can be awfully painful! And mom says… wrinkles. And skin cancer, not to forget that! I’m not allowed to talk about her wrinkles though, she’s kind of touchy. But having a pet with good manners using my easy and basic dog training advice, will make those fun in the sun days enjoyable for everyone!
Basic Dog Training – Positive Reinforcement Technique
Before I jump on these easy, peasy basic dog training tips, watch me in action! I can show off just a bit, right? I know, I’m a good boy, you can say it! 🙂
**You should make that awesness full screen – Just my opinion**
Awesome ain’t I!! (ain’t?? aren’t??) To be fair to your furry loved one, I have had a lot of advanced dog training at a special place – Canine Companion For Independence. It has a special place in mine and mom’s heart. But, the same basic dog training principals taught there apply to all you guys as well! Give a command, get a reward. Positive reinforcement rather than negative corrections!
The first step? Using healthy, high quality dog food and treats to motivate your furry friend! Like I said, good basic dog training all starts with us wanting to get that special reward! But, what to pick? Mom goes to PetSmart and as you know, there’s a gaziilion different types of food and treats to choose from. She buys Purina® Pro Plan® dry dog food. Be a label reader! The best dog treats and food will be made in the US. They shouldn’t contain artificial flavors or fillers. Because… EEwww… And, if protein is not the main ingredient, pick something else! We don’t need all the extra LBS. Over weight dogs are unhappy and unhealthy dogs. Annd, our food doesn’t need ‘gravy’ by adding water. We don’t get bored eating the same stuff everyday. That’s a brilliant marketing ploy to make owners feel happy. But honestly, it makes us gasy. Tummy aches are not fun for anyone. Amiright?? Since food and treats are an everyday part of your pets life, always go for quality to keep them healthy and happy! Purina® Pro Plan® uses real meat (protein) as it’s first ingredient. And, if it’s good enough for 8 out of 10 AKC champs, you know it’s going to be good for Fido. Or, Fifi…. I’d like a friend named Fifi!
Basic dog training can be easily summed up in 1 sentence. Rewards and praise are what dogs work for. Period. Not because we love you. Although, we totes do! But here’s a little secret we don’t tell you. Even though we’re all domesticated and stuff, we’re still pack animals. We look for and need a leader (this would be you) to follow, guide and teach us. The best dog training always includes – command, praise, reward. In that order! Assign a 1 word ‘command’ to the action you want your pet to do. Let’s start with Sit for example. This is pretty easy to teach, even to young puppies. And, the younger, the better. Simply (and gently) press on that cute little tushie while giving the command “Sit!” When their tiny, little back end is on the ground, praise, praise, praise! And finally, reward with a high quality dog treats. We don’t so much use treats as we do a piece or 2 of our Purina® Pro Plan® dry dog food. Again, extra LBS make chubby puppies. Once they’ve mastered and got the hang of 1 command, go on to the next. After getting your love bug potty trained, I recommend starting with all the basic ‘manners’ first. Off, Down, Don’t… Basic Dog training isn’t simply so your buddy can do cool tricks. You want your dog, kids, and all visitors safe as well! Using good dog training tips at a young age makes for a super obedient dog later! Remember to train early and often. That cute 10lb puppy will grow sooner than you realize into an 85lb dog! Trust me on that one!
Mom got me that cute little guy as a pal. His name is Bugsy. Sure, he looks all cute and innocent but see that toy? HE STOLE IT FROM ME! And that comfy bed? MINE! He also eats Purina® Pro Plan® dry dog food. But mom really needs to buy him his own toys from PetSmart. I don’t like to have to share my cool stuff.
I saw this friendly guy at PetSmart the other day. I bet he wouldn’t steal my stuff!
Mom told me to let you know if you visit the Purina® Pro Plan® MyPLAN website there’s a rebate offer for a free bag of Purina® Pro Plan® Dry Dog Food (4-6lbs, up to $18.99.) Good only in U.S.A. (sorry my international peeps). Offer expires 04/30/2015. See full terms. #ProPlanPet #CollectiveBias
So, with warm weather coming -Get outside! Exercise! Run, play, roll around in the grass. All that good stuff! Make sure the ground isn’t too hot for your tootsies and make sure the peoples bring plenty of water for you to drink! Basic dog training is super successful when done while we think we’re just out having fun! Be sure to check out Purina ProPlan on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ProPlan. They have cool pics I like to look at!
After teaching your furbaby some basic dog training techniques, will you leave my mom a comment to buy Bugsy his own toys please? (insert sad puppy face here)