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As You Train Your Children Take Time To Train Your Pet by raddyworld: 5:15pm On Jan 30, 2021
The quickest way to annoy friends and alienate people is to bring an untrained dog around a crowd. Take it from someone who has two poorly trained Chihuahuas and has spent years paying for it.

My husband and I made a big mistake when we got our Chihuahuas over eight years ago. One came from a breeder and the other was adopted with a number of behavioral issues. Being young and naive dog owners at the time, we never socialized them. And besides watching a few episodes of the Dog Whisperer and trying out methods like clicker training, we never took them to a formal obedience class.

1. Aggression
This may be a no-brainer, but it also happens to be a big red flag that many pet owners don’t take seriously. Dr. Steve Chen, medical director at Brixton Pet Health, lists aggression as one of the top signs your dog may need obedience training. He explains the warning signs to watch for: “Your pet is showing aggression towards another pet or person (i.e., trying to attack another pet or person as they walk by, growling, etc.). [Or] your pet is showing food aggression, especially towards children.”

2. Barking
Barking is annoying, sure, but is it really the sign of an underlying behavioral issue? Absolutely, says David Wright of iWorkdogs. An obedience class may be just what the dog trainer ordered if “your dog barks and lunges at people, other dogs or other moving objects.”

3. Chasing its tail
As adorable as it sounds, a dog chasing its tail incessantly signifies a pent-up problem that needs to be addressed. Dianna M. Young, canine behavioral specialist and author of the award-winning book Think Like Your Dog and Enjoy the Rewards, explains, “Some pet owners think this is cute and even encourage the behavior for their entertainment. But when I see this behavior, I know it generally begins from a place of boredom and becomes habit in a dog that is under-stimulated.”

4. Jumping
File this under, “Things only a dog owner could love.” No matter how many times people tell you it’s OK, almost no one appreciates getting jumped on by a dog when he or she enters your home, large or small. According to Wright, your pooch may need professional intervention if “your dog can’t greet anyone without jumping and putting his paws on them.”

5. Ignoring
If you’re wondering how many dogs actually come when they’re called, the answer is: Any dog that has passed an obedience class. Wright says that a dog that does not come the first time it is called by name could benefit from formal training.

6. Leash pulling
Isn’t pulling a pup around the park on a leash (or letting it pull you) all part of the fun of being a pet owner? Not quite. Though it’s common to see an excited dog leading the way on a walk, Dr. Chen classifies this as classic “bad” behavior. Your dog may need professional obedience training if “your pet is pulling on your leash and running in all different directions on walks,” says Chen. Wright considers it a behavioral warning sign when you are unable to walk your dog without wrapping your leash around your hand
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Re: As You Train Your Children Take Time To Train Your Pet by raddyworld: 7:31am On Feb 01, 2021
Train them
Re: As You Train Your Children Take Time To Train Your Pet by raddyworld: 6:17pm On Feb 05, 2021
Puppies to train available
Re: As You Train Your Children Take Time To Train Your Pet by raddyworld: 2:33pm On Feb 07, 2021
Let me come and train them or I get u a trained pet
Re: As You Train Your Children Take Time To Train Your Pet by raddyworld: 1:50pm On Feb 16, 2021
Ready for business
Re: As You Train Your Children Take Time To Train Your Pet by raddyworld: 7:53pm On Feb 19, 2021
Education is important
Re: As You Train Your Children Take Time To Train Your Pet by raddyworld: 9:27am On Feb 25, 2021
Train ur dog

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