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Many people have begun the task of getting their dog or puppy into a dog training school. Dog training classes cover many aspects of dog behavior and dog obedience. Unfortunately, the topic of dog chewing never ends up in the lesson plan.
It is hard to go over a dog chewing problem in dog training classes because dogs often have nothing to chew on or destroy while in the class! If you are one of those people who are enrolled in dog training classes, but you still need help with the dog chewing problem, please read on.
To begin this type of passive dog training, you must first realize that all dogs chew. Dogs need to chew. So, when you begin make sure you have several things that are ok for your dog to chew on.
Localize dog chewing toys
Begin your dog training by keeping all of your dogs chewing toys in one location so your dog will learn to associate this spot with his or her chew toys. You must do this in order for this type of dog training to work. Try to have the dog toys in a “toy box” for your dog.
During this dog training, never spank or hit your dog if you catch it chewing on something it is not allowed to. Instead, for effective dog training, praise your dog and pet it when it chews on what it is supposed to chew on. Positive praise and positive dog training allow dogs to respond to the training much better. If the dog continues to chew on things that it shouldn’t, verbally reprimand it. Your tone of voice will be enough punishment and is the only punishment necessary for this kind of dog training.
Another method of dog training you can try is to put a taste deterrent on the items your dog shouldn’t chew. These training deterrents are available at most pet stores.
These are the most effective means of dog training that will teach your dog not to chew on inappropriate things. If you follow all of these aspects, your dog training should go more smoothly.
In conclusion, dog training is a rewarding experience. Understand that you may lose some favorite things along the way. Therefore keep calm and be patient to achieve good results.
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