We continually prove that a good looking dog can be bred to behave and to hunt.
Dogs and children make a great combination. They have many qualities in common: cute, adorable, huggable, cuddly, and cheerful. They show affection when given enough care and attention. Getting a dog is indeed a wise decision for parents who want to improve their children’s self-esteem, sense of responsibility, and empathy.
When you bring a new dog at home, don’t leave them alone with your kids. You need to watch over them frequently. Most kids are excessively fond of dogs that they lose control when handling them. Make your children understand the feelings of the dog and remind them to play with the new pet with care until he’s adjusted to the new environment.
Dog training for children involves teaching them to be gentle with their dogs. For example, dogs hate it when they are squeezed firmly and when they are disturbed while sleeping. Dogsdon’t like it when someone moves their food while they’re eating. Sometimes, children find pleasure in pulling the ears or tail of their dogs—or worse, tossing the dogs in midair. Playing too rough might upset or scare the dog, causing him to bite.
Dog training also includes reminding children not to chase the dog or play other games that may encourage the young dog to treat them roughly. Instead, tell the kids to play games such as hide and seek that will train the pup to cooperate with rather than dominate the people at home.
It’s a nice idea to train your children how to feed the dog. But remind the kids not to feed the dog while having dinner at the table. Aside from leaving a mess on the floor, such practice only encourages dogs to reach for the food whenever he wants.
The beauty of dog training for kids is that they learn how to take care and treat a pet properly, and they enjoy making friends with their pets.
If you’re bringing in a new dog at home, one of your first concerns is how to introduce the new pet to your other pets. Depending on their personality, animals react differently to a newcomer. Usually, resident pets find it hard to share the attention and resources at home with a new dog (or any animal for that matter) when they have had the sole attention of their owners for a very long time. Dogs are territorial animals—they feel threatened by the presence of a new pet.
It also doesn’t help that Chesapeake Bay Retrievers tend also to be aggressive to other dogs. They have to be dealt with supervision.
Here are some tips to make your new dog comfortable in the company of the pets already living in your home.
Before the new dog meets his soon-to-be canine or feline companions, put the resident pets in a relaxed mood by feeding them a sufficient meal and walking them around. The new pup should meet your other pets outside your house like in the yard.
Make sure that the dogs and the new pup are both on leashes. You may need to ask a friend to help you control the dogs should they engage in a vicious barking war. Expect some display of hostility from the older dogs like growling or even biting. And when they do, don’t hesitate to discipline them. On the other hand, if your resident dogs behave appropriately, give them reassuring gestures like touching and rubbing their head and ears. You can let both dogs off their leashes if they don’t show any intentions of hurting each other.
Walk the resident pets with the dog for about an hour. This is a good way of dog training as the new dog will learn to socialize and feel comfortable with his new housemates. Then take the animals to your home and walk them again for about 15 minutes. This will familiarize the new dog to his new home and will make the older pets adjust to a new canine friend.