Archive for October, 2015

If you have a dog and want to train it to follow basic commands, you may want to consider training it. You can easily train your dog yourself. Doing so will result in a better behaved pet and a better companion. Susan Taylor enjoys training her dogs herself and has these tips for anyone who wishes to train their own dog as well.

Patience
It takes a lot of time and patience to train a dog. You will need to repeat yourself many times and your dog will not respond at first. If you are patient and stick with it you will see results. Your dog will also respond better if you don’t lose your patience.
Firmness

You need to be firm when you are training your dog and giving commands. Make sure you are not so firm that you scare your dog but firm enough that he understands that you mean what you say. Use a strong tone and hand gestures if necessary.

Rewards
Dogs respond well to rewards and this could make training them easier. Whether you decide to reward them with love and attention for a job well done or want to give them treats, when your dogs is rewarded for doing a trick or command, he will likely do it quicker the next time.

Training your dog will make it a better pet and allow you to take him more places. Even a few basic commands can make a big difference and give you more command over your dog. If you can’t train your dog yourself consider hiring a dog trainer.

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Susan Taylor has always loved Bearded Collies and she has spent a lot of time raising and caring for them. She has some tips for grooming your Bearded Collie and helping him to look his best.

Combing

It is important to comb your Beardie’s hair to remove the rats and tangles. This will make it easier to clean the dog and style the hair. Brush the hair away from the dog at first and then towards the dog’s body to remove all of the tangles.

Bathing

Your dog’s hair will be much more manageable if it is clean. Shampoo the hair and rinse before adding conditioner. The conditioner will help soften the hair and make it easier to manage. Rinse thoroughly before combing through the hair again.

Grooming your Beardie’s hair yourself can be more affordable and more convenient, but if you aren’t sure you have mastered your technique, you may want to take your dog to a professional. There are many groomers who may also be willing to come to your home to groom your dog.

If you are looking for a friend for life, you may want to adopt or buy a dog. A dog will be a loyal companion and can bring you happiness and prevent you from feeling lonely. There are many reasons you should own a dog. Susan Taylor says these are some of the best.

Companionship
If you are not in a relationship or do not have children, you may be living on your own. This can get lonely after a while and you may be seeking companionship. A dog can provide companionship and will be a loyal friend. As long as you care for your dog, he will stay by your side.

Responsibility
If you have never had to take care of anyone but yourself, a dog can teach you some responsibility. A dog needs to be fed, bathed, played with, talked to, loved and given medical care. Owning a dog is a big responsibility but the love you get back is worth the effort.

Opportunities
Having a dog can open up a lot of opportunities. Your dog can help you meet people, give you a reason to go to new places and improve your mood so that you are more likely to experience new things.

There are many reasons people decide to become dog owners. Until you become a dog owner yourself, you may never really understand all the reasons people decide to become pet owners. If you think you are ready to give a dog a home, visit a local shelter or rescue. Remember, dogs take a lot of time and care.

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Do you have a smart and beautiful dog that needs to be in dog shows? Dog shows are popular all around the world, and if you and your dog have what it takes, you could be dog show winners. Before you start showing, consider these tips from Susan Taylor that can improve your chances of winning.

Socialize Your Dog

Your dog should be used to people, other dogs and a lot of noises and distractions. Concentration is key at a dog show and in order to avoid distractions you need to make sure your dog can stay focused and is not scared or even fazed by people, other dogs, bright lights, strange places and loud noises.

Train Your Dog

Your dog has to do a lot of things during a show and will need to know most commands. Taking an untrained dog to a dog show just because you think it looks good is a big mistake.

Clean the Dog

A judge wants to see a clean dog that is well-groomed and properly cared for. Make sure you not only bathe your dog but also take it to a groomer to have its hair done. Dogs with proper grooming stand a much better chance at winning.

If you want to show your dog at a dog show you need to take the time to research the show requirements and watch other dog shows to see how other dogs and owners act during the show.