Important: Dealing with your dog

  • Exercise your dog daily.
  • Never hit your young puppy.
  • Control over a dog is achieved with leadership, never harshness.
  • Praise in a calm manner and only when it display desired behavior.
  • Be consistent with your dog, never harsh.
  • Don’t allow biting (walk away or yelp) Only correct after 14 weeks
  • Only correct a dog within 7 second after the undesired behavior, never after the fact.
  • Never punish your dog.
  • Dogs need new experiences with other people, dogs and places, particularly when very young to get socialized.
  • Stay calm and be assertive.
  • Dogs need successes and less correction before full maturity so they can develop confidence.
  • Train your dog in order to establish communication and give it purpose.
  • Dogs need to follow the people in the house. Leadership from everyone.
  • Give affection only when they behave or display desired behavior.

Dog Behaviour – Clever Companion members

Trust and Respect – how it works

Just Being Near You Is Rewarding for Dogs | Psychology Today

The new science of- understanding dog behavior – npr.org

Does dogs form packs with distinct leaders?

Dr Sophia Yin on dog training

Puppy and Dog Behaviour

Claiming objects the positive way as per Cesar Milan

Agility training tips

How do mother dogs punish their puppies? From the nest website

How do mother dogs show affection – See the nest website

Maternal behavior in dogs – PetPlace.com

Do Puppies remember discipline? – http://dogcare.dailypuppy.com