Families consider dogs to be another member of the family. Finding ways to integrate them into activities such as hikes, picnics, and pet-friendly outdoor cafes. Here are 3 pieces of etiquette to fully enjoy doggy company:
1. No pee or Poop...
Teach your dog to release himself on command by vocalizing the words "Go pee, go Poop". At first, this seems complicated but in reality, it's easy. Keep taking them outside, and keep saying those words, the moment they start going then praise them by saying "good boy/good girl" and a sweet and reassuring tone. Now, before you hit your favorite spot make sure every member of the family has gone to the bathroom.
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2. Don't bite...
Assuming that your dog will just be friendly in any circumstance, like the hustle and bustle of a cafe might not be a good bet. Two types of socialization need to be mastered, person and pooch varieties. Grab some American cheese or Russian kielbasa salami, meet different people like neighbors, and ask multiple people to feed your dog. In not too long of a time, they will love people!
Next, have them socialized with other dogs, and guide them to the butts of dogs that cross their paths. At first, that sounds odd but sniffing bums to dogs lick like looking up friends on Facebook, and shortly they will lick, play, and be friendly with dogs. Now at the cafe, your dog will be happy with both people and pooches.
3. Place command...
Truly one of the best commands a dog owner can teach, the place command is most useful in public settings. Choose a dog bed or blanket they sleep on and begin. Put the bed in a certain spot of your home, look at your dog, vocalize the word "place", then guide them to the place and have them go down (use treats if needed).
Eventually, they will learn that "place" means go down and stay in the place my owner points. Now, at the cafe, you can get up and say a place command, then go get your order and return to the table without having to worry anymore.
These 3 pieces of Canine Etiquette will open new ways to love your dog even more.
For more info visit Vladae Roytapel, the Russian Dog Wizard, at http://www.socaldogtraining.com/
About the author
Vladae Roytapel, known as “The Russian Dog Wizard,” is the owner of SoCal Dog Training - one of the most successful dog training companies in the world. He has worked for various organizations including leader dogs for the blind, the Red Army, and Soviet KGB. Vladae has been seen on CNN, CBS’s Late Show, and countless morning shows on ABC, NBC, & FOX stations across America.
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