Dogs are very social animals that love to be around people. However, it is important to train them properly to ensure they behave in public. The last thing you want is your dog distressing a little old lady by pouncing on her or attacking other dogs while taking them for a walk. Now, you have two options that can help you improve your dog’s behaviour. You can either hire a dog trainer, which can be expensive, or else purchase dog training aids at a fraction of the cost.
Bark Prevention Collar
A common problem that dog owners have is their dog barking loudly especially, if it is in a built up suburban area. One of the most popular dog training aids to solve this problem is the bark prevention collar. The collar is placed around the dog’s neck and when it starts to bark too loud the collar delivers a harmless electric shock that causes a mild irritation to the dog. The dog will quickly learn that barking loudly will result in it getting this shock and this will stop it from barking too loud.
If your breed of dog is a retriever then you can buy a training dumbbell that will help your dog improve their ability to retrieve objects. This also helps dog owners to develop their fetch and retrieve command skills. As their names suggests, retrievers are naturals at this skill however, this type of training can be used on a number of breeds such as the Alsatian and Labrador.
One of the most effective ways of training your dog to obey your commands is through positive reinforcement with a clicking device. The clicking device is a tiny box that creates a distinct clicking noise when it is pressed by the owner after their dog has obeyed their command. This clicking sound is a signal to the dog that their master is pleased with them. The idea is that the dog will associate the clicking sound with pleasure and therefore, will become more effective at obeying commands.
Although most dogs are easy to train you can encounter more difficulties in house training a dog that is of a nervous disposition. However, the dog training market has come up with a solution to this problem as well. The dog anxiety spray is a natural and safe dog spray that can help to relax a nervous or anxious dog. These types of sprays are particularly useful if your dog is nervous are scared about going to the vet or a kennel.