Posted by xin xiu24 on 28. Sep 2016
Obedience Training So you Want a Puppy?
If you have ever worked at any
type of animal shelter or rescue organization you know that every
year Wholesale Jerseys
China , post Christmas, you will be swamped with dozens of unwanted
puppies that have not been put through a full dog obedience training course, and
are therefore going to, maybe, have some antisocial behaviours that will make
the poor creature hard to rehome.
The pup will not have been socialised
or worked through an obedience training course that may have picked up a
tendency for the pup to be a bitter, or a barker, or a digging dog.
come into the shelter looking for a new home because it grew too big, or nobody
wanted to feed it and look after it, or there was not enough time to give the
dog the attention it needed, or it had become a problem biter, or it barked all
day nonstop Wholesale Jerseys , or
it was costing more to feed and keep than could be afforded and so on and so
Many people think that the only thing they need to think about is how
the kids will love having a little fluffy puppy. They do not stop and think
about the fact that taking a puppy into their lives should be a lifelong
commitment and with it comes the responsibility of ensuring its long term health
and well being.
Unfortunately so many people have no idea why they want a
puppy and before too long they have failed to put it through a proper dog
obedience training course and it has become a problem in the house, and an
embarrassment every time it goes with you for a walk.
I strongly believe
there should be an owners licensing system where the prospective ownerpurchaser
needs to adequately show they have fully researched answers to the following
Why exactly do you want to take on the responsibility of dog
Are you going to have enough time to take the dog to a club or
training facility that will provide a full obedience training course for the
Have you, or the person who is going to look after the dog, got
sufficient time to give the dog adequate exercise and training at home as well
as at their local club or training facility?
Do you want a dog to do a
dog sport with? Agility, fly ball, Frisbee, tracking, IPO etc
willing to match the dog with a particular sport? it would be better to have a
border collie to do agility with instead of a St Bernard.
Do you want a
dog to just love and cuddle?
Have you done some research into a number of
dogs that fit the category you want the dog to fit? If you want a terrier, do
you want a Bull Terrier, a Staffordshire Terrier or a Fox Terrier.
you able to afford the vet bills if something goes wrong?
Are you aware
that some dogs are, on average more expensive to keep than others?
have or are you going to have children what dog is suitable around young
What training clubs are in your area and do they train using
positive reward systems.
Do you want a thoroughbred pedigreed dog that
you might be able to breed with?
Are you aware of the requirements for
being a breeder?
Are you aware of the issues that arise when you have a
litter of pups?
Where is the nearest leash free exercise
This is not an exhaustive list and I am sure you would be able to
add several more very pertinent questions without thinking too hard.
see if we can provide some insight into the answers to the above questions :
1)This depends on so many factors. A tradie wants a dog in the back of
his utility. A single child wants a companion. An agility competitor wants a new
agility dog to train. You saw a silky terrier in the pet shop window and just
fell in love with it.
Short answer use your head www.wholesalejerseysfive.com ,
not your heart and carefully examine why you want a dog.
2)Who is going
to train the puppy? Not only at the dog obedience club, but also house train,
yard train, and exercise time. Ideally everyone in the house should be made
aware of what training is being done and what systems are being
3)Dog sports are all great fun and I recommend that you get
involved wherever you are able. Some dog clubs specialise in just doing dog
obedience training, whilst others may provide basic obedience training leading
to doing dog agility or IPO work. Then there are specialised groups that only do
maybe Frisbee or fly ball.
4)If you want to do agility with your dog then
you need to think about getting one of the working breeds. If you want a dog to
pull a sled then you need a sled dog. If you are going duck hunting you need a
retriever and pheasant hunters need pointers.
5)Dogs get sick, get bitten
by ticks and have accidents. Vet bills can be really big. Last year, in one
weekend I had 2 dogs go down with tick bites. The vet bill was a tidy $1,200.
Are you prepared for that?
6)There was some research done in the UK
recently that listed the costs of owning dogs. I could not believe the most
costly dog was listed as a Chihuahua. But food for a giant Mastive breed will be
huge compared to a Maltese poodle.
7)Talking of Maltese poodles, another
research report had this breed as the most vicious of all dogs with the breed
being attributed as having the most amount of recorded bites. Their bite may not
be big, but do you want your precious baby to be another
8)Training your pup is an essential part of dog ownership. You
have to enrol with a reputable club which holds
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