Many problem behaviours can be prevented by ensuring your dog has enough stimulation and is trained to understand basic commands. These can then be used to enable you to communicate with your dog about what you would like him or her to do.
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There are lots of ways you can prevent many problem behaviours from starting in the first place. These include:
- Teaching your dog basic commands that will enable you to communicate what you would like your dog to do. If you would like to attend a training class to learn how to do so go to www.apdt.co.uk to find a reputable trainer.
- Ask your dog to obey a 'sit' command for everything he or she wants in life, just as you would ask a child to 'say please'.
- Make sure your dog has enough stimulation, exercise and companionship - idle paws will get into trouble! If you have a new puppy it is important to get the right advice from the start. A home Puppy Preschool consultation enables you to do so even before your puppy's vaccinations are complete. To learn more about how to give your puppy the right start contact Stephanie below.