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Do You Really Need to be Consistent When Dog Training? Find out!

Jul 29, 2008
Dog training is a very important thing to do with your dog. No matter how much time, effort, and energy it requires, it is beneficial.

We've all seen it, the family dog who behaves absolutely perfectly until everyone sits down to eat and then turns into a triple-crown Ultimate Begging Championship world record holder. He starts moving from one person to another, pushing his nose into your lap, and even putting his paws on the table while he stares at the food on your plate.

It is food and he desires it - no matter what it could be.

You may ask how this dog became such a nuisance at dinner time when he is often such a good pet otherwise!

Only once does he have to go through this experience of receiving a taste of food from the dinner table and he will begin his begging mission for life. That one occurrence allows for him to develop an association between his food and table food.

Dogs can not survive on leftover food yet they can consume much of the same diet as people - so extra food given won't be an issue. If you feed him at dinnertime he will make the connection between the two.

Should you decide to share food with your dog, obey a couple easy steps!

Always give it to him in his own dish.

Don't give him anything until you have finished eating.

Following the two steps will make the future easier. If you give him sporadic rewarded goodies, while avoiding scraps, as the sole item not on his plate you can support healthy practices and avoid allowing him the option to have unhealthy practices.

Breaking a bad practice is always more difficult than creating a good practice.
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Author Johnathan Bash can teach you how to potty train your puppy in 7 days. If you want dog training tips that are sure to work then go to http://pottytrainyourpuppyin7days.com and download your free report
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