Having a beautifully kept garden is a wonderful thing. It provides great enjoyment in terms of visual beauty as well as the process it takes in order to reach the finished product. While it is a constant battle with Mother Nature in order to keep everything adequately cut and trimmed, having a dog can throw a spanner in the works. When you first get a dog, they will not be properly trained and will not be used to their new environment.
This means that you will have to put in place a lot of training right away in order to let your dog know which behaviour is and is not allowed. The last thing you want to your garden is to have the grass torn up and the flowers destroyed as a result of your dog marking its territory. You also don’t want to cause any damage to the health and wellbeing of your dog, if they cut themselves on thorns or sting themselves with nettles.
Therefore, you will need to put in place a good training program. Here is some advice on how to do just that.
Use a remote dog training collar
When you get a new dog, they are in a new environment and will not know which way they are supposed to behave. They will go tearing around the garden, leaving a trail of accidental destruction in their wake if you are not careful. While they will not set out to intentionally damage your garden, they will do so in a passive way. Therefore, you need to train them the right way.
A great way to let them know which behaviour is tolerated and which behaviour is not, is to use a remote dog training collar. You should make sure that this collar is from a quality supplier. There are many similar products that are worth looking at also, including the dog bark collar which will help you and your family to sleep well at night and to relax during the day, as they are no longer being disturbed by excessive barking. This will also help to keep your neighbours happy.
The basic premise of these collars is to administer a small safe shock to the dog when they have done an activity that they should not have. Over time, they will begin to recognise the patterns and will learn to stop doing these things. Therefore, whenever your dog attempts to eat the flowers or tear up the grass, you should administer this shock.
You should also work hard to positively reinforce any positive behaviour that they do. By giving them a treat each time they do a positive thing, they will be more likely to repeat it in the future as they have an incentive to do so.
This means that you will not have to confine your dog to a specific area as you don’t want them to ruin the garden. By properly training them in the beginning, you will have less hassle and headaches down the road.
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