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4 Tips on Training Your Dog

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There is no best way to train your dog. As long as you put the effort in and strengthen your bond, the training will be just fine. Here are some tips that you can keep in mind when teaching your dog commands and tricks!

Keep on training throughout your dog’s life.

It’s a common misconception that once you’re done training your dog, you can stop.  Dogs learn throughout their lives and you should reinforce their training so that they don’t forget. Just like the old saying, if you don’t use it, you lose it. That goes for dogs too!

 Be a confident leader.

Your dog needs a confident and calm leader.  This doesn’t mean you should be dominant and submissive toward your dog, but build their confidence.  You should encourage that by rewarding them for their good behavior and reinforcing it.

 Keep your dog exercising and active.

Exercising your dog daily is a great way to train them to socialize with other dogs and people and practice commands. Picking an activity that both you enjoy can keep your dog from becoming bored.  Grab a ball or a training dummy to practice those commands!

Have fun with your dog.

Last, but not least, this one is the most important. Continue playing with your dog for a stress reliever, as well as training your four-legged friend to be successful in a human world. Training your dog will make your bond stronger and will be something that you both enjoy.

This wraps up our tips to help train your dog.  Just remember, have fun!

What are some tricks you use to train your four-legged friend?


About Clint Howitz

dogIDs CEO Clint Howitz is a successful entrepreneur who has been involved in the dog product industry since 1999 and is driven to pioneer the personalized dog product niche via dogIDs. He opened the online store,, in 2005. Clint and his wife Lori have a daughter and two dogs. River, the yellow lab, is the company spokesdog. Syrus, the newest addition to the team, is a great dane. The Howitz family started dogIDs with the mission of producing and supplying only the best products for man’s best friend. That remains the company’s mission today. ... Add Clint to your Google+ circles at . You can also find him on Twitter @dogIDsCEO.