Having a dog that is friendly, loyal, patient and obedient is the dream of every person who ever made that commitment of bringing home a cuddly canine, writes Paul Jones from Millies Paws. Unfortunately, most dogs do not come with a handbook that details the secrets to dog training; yet most pet owners still expect their dogs to understand the rules of the house without knowing how to communicate those rules properly.
The first major hurdle for most new dog owners is potty training. After an exasperating week or so, the pet owner will then go to the Internet looking for answers on dog training. The problem is that every website tells you they know the secrets to dog training yet they will often give you conflicting advice.
It is not that they intend to steer you in the wrong direction, it is just that most experienced dog trainers have their own way of getting results. During their many years of learning their craft, they have taken a lot for granted and unconsciously omit steps when passing on information to new dog owners.
Take potty training for example, there are many techniques that will work effectively within a short period to get the desired results but some are more effective than others for your particular dog. Learning the secrets of dog training from someone who has not only worked with animals but also is great at working with humans will be to your advantage.
There are steps in the …