January is also Train Your Dog Month, so we gathered some quick tips on training your pup:
1. Keep on training throughout your pet’s life. Its 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.
2. 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.
3. 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!
4. Have fun with your dog. Continue playing with your dog for a stress reliever, as well as training your four-legged friend to be successful in a human world.
This wraps up our tips to help train your dog. Just remember, have fun!