If you have been trying to convince your pet to play fetch, come when called, or get it together enough to take a walk with you, it’s time for some training. Training your pet is a great way of forging a deeper and more meaningful relationship with them. With those new skills in hand and your bond more solid, you can begin strengthening your bond with them every day! Here are 9 things that every pet owner should train their pet:
1. Play fetch
First things first, you need to teach them how to play fetch. Not all pets enjoy doing this, but most can see the joy in it and will become more than happy participants. They just need to know that where you are headed with this game is a toss of their favorite toy and not a trip to the vet!
2. Come When Called
Make sure your pet knows how to come when they hear their name! If they run off out the door whenever they feel like it, it’s time for some training. Choose a word that only they will respond to (different than their name). Then have them sit and call them. When they come, reward them with a treat. Do this every day until they respond consistently and will come when called whenever you need them to.
3. Make Them Stay
This is an important one! As seen at puparazzila.com, Make sure your pet has learned how to stay at home if you leave it alone during the day. If you have to go out, make sure they are not jumping into bed with you or following you around the house trying to get your attention when you are gone for the whole day or night.
4. Accept the Leash
This is a special skill that pet owners should train into their dogs. They must learn to accept the leash when it is put on them to take them for a walk or it will end in frustration for both of you. Let them wear the leash around the house for a few days and make sure they understand that it is something good. Then, when you are ready, begin taking them for walks! Make sure you have ample exercise time every day so that they don’t feel like going out is too much work.
5. Get Along with Your Family
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