Constructive Tips on how to Train your Dog on Oral Health
The canine friends you breed at home, the dogs, are often of the habit of getting chewing all that they may come across and as such as a dog owner you will need to be as creative on the dental chews that you can but for them to maintain the oral health. Chewing can be controlled in the dogs as a fact and all you require are some tips as we are going to see below.
The first step you can take towards this end is to proof the home. It is known that the best treatment to any cause is prevention and as such dog proofing your home will be a great move towards this end. For those items in the house which cannot be removed, you need to have these sprayed using some sort of a deterrent which you can choose from those sprays with smells that the dogs don’t so tolerate.
Teaching the dog the “Drop Command” is yet another step that you will need to have the dogs learn so as to help you control on their chewing habits. This will indeed be helpful to you when you catch the dog having a chew of something they shouldn’t. The secret to the effective training in this art is to learn to be firm as the trainer and never yell at the dog if you find it in such habits. Start training the dog the drop command by letting it have reach to some kind of object you know it would be tempted to have but not suitable for it and when you see it reaching for the same, simply say “drop” and then follow that by helping it with the removal of the substance from its mouth. With time as you continue in the training of the dogs in this line, you will be able to see the dog actually getting the actual meaning and what action to follow the “drop” command.
The third trick to help you with your dog chew habits is to have in place of the inappropriate items of chewing the appropriate ones. When your dog has something for chewing that is not of the right kind, follow the drop command with getting them the recommended chew toys for dogs. When he stops chewing on the inappropriate items and starts chewing on the appropriate one, be sure to commend them so as to train them to know that they are actually chewing on the right item.