Liking People

Dealing with Biting - Training the Companion Dog 2 – Behavior Problems

Bite-inhibition is a very important step-by-step process.  When you play active games with your dog, it’s important to enforce strict rules.  Otherwise, your dog’s our of control play will get them in trouble some day.

Children Near the Food Bowl - Training the Companion Dog 2 – Behavior Problems

Dogs are naturally possessive around their food, but with a little training it’s easy to show them that they should welcome children around their food bowl.

Children & Biting - SIRIUS Puppy Training Classic

Dogs are most likely to bite when they’re anxious, and they’re likely to anxious around children who tend to act a little wild.  Prevent problems by actively conditioning your dogs to enjoy the presence of children, and teaching your children how to act around dogs.

Grooming - SIRIUS Puppy Training Classic

If you take the time to teach your puppy to enjoy being handled, you will end up with a dog that is easy to groom because they enjoy it.

Dogs & Children - Training the Companion Dog 2 – Behavior Problems

Children can be scary to dogs. Its very important that you take the time to condition your dog to enjoy children and all of the silly things that go with them.

Liking People

 
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Fear of People

Socializing a puppy to people is the easiest and most enjoyable aspect of raising a dog. On a regular and ongoing basis, puppies need to meet, play with, and be handled and trained by a wide variety of people, especially including strangers, men, and children.

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Dogs & Children

Babies and children should never be left unsupervised with puppies or dogs. Learning to respect, understand, care for, and successfully control a dog gives a dramatic boost to any child's self-esteem. But these benefits do not come by magic. Children and parents alike must realize that cartoon dogs are fantasy, and Lassie was several well-trained dogs. Both Lassie and Timmy were acting. In the domestic environment, both dogs and children must learn how to act around each other. All dogs must be taught how to act around children, and all children must be taught how to act around dogs.

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Teach Your Puppy to Like and Respect People

Compensate for your puppy's temporary but necessary social vacuum during his first month at home by introducing him to as many people as possible in the safety of his own home. Initial impressions are important, so make sure your puppy's first meetings with people are pleasant and enjoyable. Have every guest handfeed your puppy a couple of pieces of kibble. Puppies that enjoy the company of people grow up into adult dogs that enjoy the company of people. And dogs that enjoy the company of people are less likely to be frightened or bite.

Make sure to invite a number of different people to your home each day. It is not sufficient for your pup to meet the same people over and over again. Your puppy needs to grow accustomed to meeting strangers — at least three a day. Maintain routine hygiene at all times; have guests leave outdoor shoes outside and wash their hands before handling your puppy.

Training Treats

 
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