Dog training needs mental stimulation just as much as it needs physical exercise. A lack of physical exercise leads to a lack of mental stimulation. A lack of mental stimulation leads to negative behavioral traits. So it is critical for proper canine training.
While the need to provide mental stimulation is obvious, the physical activity necessary to maintain a dog’s optimum state of health is less well-known and understood. For the health of your dogs, it is important to ensure that your canine is regularly exercising to prevent excessive weight gain and in order to keep your dog’s blood sugar level and immune system strong. The very fact that they are able to walk to relieve stress is an added bonus.
One can easily make an excuse to skip exercise; however, this is a mistake. Excessive weight gain can lead to respiratory issues, joint issues, and intestinal problems. Excessive weight gain has also been associated with diabetes. Not walking your dog enough results in the dog sleeping more and this leads to emotional issues and behavioral problems.
Regular exercise leads to weight loss, and weight loss conversely leads to better health. One of the most important benefits of regular exercise is that it promotes better appetite control. When dogs are active they eat less and have fewer appetites. They also eat more slowly and savor their food more. This is a boon for all the people who want to have a happy and healthy household.
This is certainly a great way to teach your dog some new skills. The key is to begin the training when the dog is a puppy. Start off by playing with your dog. It will be much easier to train a puppy and the little person will generally be easier to train. If you do not find any opportunities to play with your dog, don’t wait. Begin your training at a young age.
Another advantage to exercise is that it promotes brain development. Your puppy will need a lot of mental stimulation to make it through the day. Your dog needs to have something to keep its mind off food and exercise. A daily walk or run is an excellent way to keep your dog’s mind and body stimulated. Mental stimulation is especially important for dogs that have separation anxiety. You can easily train your dog to be a loving member of the family. Remember the best way to avoid unwanted weight gain is by decreasing caloric intake. Many people underestimate the positive impact exercise has on both humans and dogs. So, don’t underestimate your dog when it comes to exercising.
Take care to talk with your veterinarian about any concerns you have with your dog’s exercise habits. If you are worried about the safety of your dog’s heart or circulatory system then we suggest you start by walking your dog. Your veterinarian can help you with this type of exercise regimen. Make sure you warm the dog’s space by putting down flannel or towels on the floor. This will help to maintain body temperature and will minimize discomfort in the dog’s chest and back. Remember to keep your dog moving because when dogs rest their minds are also quiet. Walk your dog only when you are ready to go to the park or even elsewhere in the home. Allow the dog to learn where to find comfort in the home. A gentle dog that is not destructive should be kept on a leash in the backyard or home.
As with all dog training the most effective method is to start with small amounts of exercise in the beginning. The key is to make the exercise fun and interesting. Don’t overdo it or the dog will become more anxious about getting enough exercise. Dogs that are anxious tend to develop behavioral problems like chewing and digging. The right amount of exercise is important. You can increase the amount of time you spend with your dog but make sure the amount of exercise is appropriate to the dog’s age. When you play with your dog you are giving it the opportunity to exercise. The same thing applies to walking your dog in the evening before you go to sleep. Allow the dog to run outside for a little while before you close your eyes. The dog is using the space to eliminate so it too is getting the exercise it needs.
You have to always keep in mind that positive reinforcement should be used for training your dog. In the beginning, you need to praise your dog for going to the bathroom where you want him to. Positive reinforcement is a very important way to make a dog perform a command. You should never discipline the dog for going to the bathroom on the floor or in a crate. This will make your dog nervous and may lead to problems when you visit the dog in a home with multiple dogs. Dogs should never be punished for accidents inside the home.
To help your dog stay healthy you should always give it treats when it performs a command correctly. Don’t eat the treats before you give the command or you are just telling the dog to go to the bathroom but are sending the wrong message to the dog. You should always encourage your dog to make the trip and take the treats from its mouth. Treats are very important to keep your dog entertained. There are many tricks and games you can play with the dog. You can play Frisbee with the dog and so will be enjoying the game together.
With the right training, you will have a well-behaved dog that you can take anywhere you take your dog to. It is important to understand what you are doing when you are training your dog because it will take your training much more quickly. Keep in mind that when you are giving commands you should always include the puppy. That way you are letting the puppy know what the command means.
Remember to always give your dog time for eating and drinking. As stated before dogs have different eating and drinking habits so make sure you give them enough time for those while you are training your dog.