Metro 67 is a pinnacle of luxury living for young adults and families in Memphis, and this includes their pets. Of course if you are new to being a pet owner, or if you are having issues with a new pup, you need to have a strategy on how to discipline a dog. Here are some tips for you to get your dog trained and well-mannered.
One of the biggest things that people do when their dog does something bad is they speak to the pup in a wishy-washy voice. It’s all about being firm when disciplining a dog. You love your dog, but you can’t get too sympathetic when he does something wrong. If you’re squishy about disciplining, your dog won’t realize what they have done is wrong.
Your commands need to be simple. “No,” “Bad,” or whatever else your dog responds to are the words you should use. You should use these words the same way across behaviors. Make sure everyone in your home knows that this is the way to discipline your dog and then do it.
Dog owners should never, ever reward bad behavior. Stay firm throughout training your pet so they can understand a mistake. And whenever your dog does something wrong, no matter how cute it might appear, discipline them so the behavior won’t be repeated.
Discipline is something that can be tough but necessary. Stay strong and firm, but also fair, with your puppy. Use these helpful tips whenever you get the chance.
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