How to teach your dog to howl or bark for fun and profit
I bet you and your dog don't look much alike! The only reason I can say that with any degree of confidence is because I've seen you in person at the office many times, but in that case your resemblance is almost exactly one to one.
The truth is, whether you're in public, at home, in your car or anywhere else, it's very likely that you're in a situation with someone else, and your dog is a constant companion who is perfectly aware that you're with them. So you have a good reason to want to look more similar than not.
Your dog is also very aware of your environment. He's looking at you, listening to you, and watching what you do and say as you interact with the people you're with. In the best-case scenario, he'll also be watching the environment and making observations about it in order to better plan for what to do next.
It seems to me that it would make a lot of sense for your dog to have a purposeful reason to bark or howl. After all, if he wants to do that, he'll do it whether you want him to or not. And it might help him understand the concept of communication and teach him a valuable life skill.
I also like the fact that I can find lots of videos of dogs "talking" for the first time or communicating a new concept in some other new way. Dogs don't have the same vocabulary as humans, of course, but I believe that it's easier to break things down into small pieces and to have them repeat those small pieces over and over agn. There are many, many things that your dog will learn by doing that.
The fact is, you probably already have a video library full of things that he'll want to do because it's something that you do or even because it's fun. This is a perfect opportunity to start using your library for him! He'll also benefit by having other people talk about the experiences they've had, and you'll have a collection of videos of people talking about and explning new concepts in a way that your dog can understand.
This is what I like about books. It's not necessarily that I'm not a fan of audio books—I'm totally into them. But it seems to me that they're a bit more limited in what they can teach than audio or video books, and they can't always show you exactly what they're trying to teach. With a book, though, you can follow along in the words yourself, and you can see the illustrations and the pictures. You can see the dog talking and learning and communicating.
And the dog is talking to the entire world! He's talking to you, to the cat, to the dog walking down the street, and he's learning that he can learn lots of things from lots of different people! In a video or an audio book, you're just limited to the speaker and his or her voice, but with a book you get to hear from everyone else who took part. That's an incredible learning tool.
And it's just the beginning! If you take advantage of the fact that all of your other friends, relatives, or even members of your community are able to teach your dog, he'll never stop learning. He can learn something new every day, like "the dog who walks down the street" or "the dog who jumps the fence," or even just "the dog who licks me."
You know that in all likelihood, there is at least one person out there who loves your dog like you do and will teach him everything he needs to know in order to be a dog person!
The fact that all of these experiences are going to be stored on your phone and computer is amazing. We all have our own libraries that we refer to from time to time to help us remember facts, dates, people, places, and much more. As long as you keep up with them, they don't go away!
Of course, you'll have to keep the library updated. You'll get new information every day—about your dog's life, his physical condition, people he meets, and even his likes and dislikes. This is a great way for you to be able to help your dog live the happiest, healthiest, and most rewarding life that he can.
So don't wt! Get started. As an owner, there's never been a better time.
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**_Your dog will learn a lot about you and your family._**
This is true for all of your family members. Children can get very frustrated with dogs. They can get into mischief, eat without cleaning their plates, get their nls cut—you name it. And when kids are young, they're just not responsible enough to understand that the way to control their dog is to be in control of them _and_ themselves. They can't do that. They'll always put the dog ahead of themselves. This is perfectly fine, as they need to learn this. But it will change once they get older.
As they get older, they'll become able to take responsibility for their actions and their dog. This is also the time when your dog needs to become the best friend he can be—when he becomes as much a part of the family as anyone else. Your dog is an important part of your family, and you should treat him as such. He deserves to be spoiled and fed well, treated kindly, and given an appropriate amount of exercise—and he'll do the same for you. That's what dogs do.
So, with the proper trning, the two of you can make a great team! And, the trning starts with you.
For any type of trning to work, it has to be consistent. The trning has to be done often and on a consistent basis. Some dogs are hard to trn, so consistency is key. If you're having a tough time, take a break from trning. It will not hurt your dog and you will come back to trning sooner than you thought!
**Basic Trning.** A basic trning program involves getting your dog used to walking on a leash, going into a vehicle, and being in the back seat. When you drive and let your dog out of the car to run around in the back seat, your dog may jump on your passenger seat when he feels like he's going home with you.
When you first start trning, you may want to set up a basic trning program and stick to it throughout the entire trning process. The great thing about this type of trning is that it works for any breed of dog. For example, if you have a German Shepherd, then this basic trning will work for him. If you have a breed like a Cocker Spaniel or a Chihuahua, then you'll need to modify it slightly.
When your dog is about three months old, you should put your dog on his leash and let him walk around the house with you for about ten minutes. Keep in mind that this is a frly basic trning technique. Over the next few months, you will want to expand the trning session, but when you first start out, ten minutes should do the trick.
When you take your dog off his leash, keep him on a loose leash so that he doesn't pull. If you run through your back door and your dog is pulling on his leash, then that's a signal that he is trying to do what he's supposed to be doing. You will need to get him used to pulling. If you put your leash on a wall, and you let your dog pull on it, your dog will eventually learn that the