If there’s one thing that Coloradans love, it’s dogs. Our Hyland Village apartments are pet-friendly, and it seems like a new dog joins our community every day. When you live in a community that’s surrounded by dogs and dog-owners, it becomes easier and easier to convince yourself to get a pup for yourself!
If you’ve decide to join the other pet-lovers in our community and get yourself some pup, you’re probably wondering how to train it. The sooner you get the pup trained, the sooner you’ll be able to sleep more, relax while you’re at work, and stop hiding every cord and pillow from your teething four-legged friend.
The staff at Caliber at Hyland Village has put together a list of tips that new pet owners can use to train their pups. If you need somewhere to play and train, feel free to come down to our on-site dog park! We’ve got plenty of doggy bags, water bowls, and other dogs to play with down there.
Anyway, let’s get to the list of tips! When you’re done reading through this week’s post, please feel free to share the link to this page with your friends and neighbors at Caliber — the apartments Hyland Village residents choose for luxury living just outside Denver.
It’s easy to think to scold your dog when it does something bad, but it’s more important to praise them when they’re being good. If your dog is sitting quietly at your feet, give it a big smile and a “good dog!” Praise is often more effective than aggressive scolding, and your dog will learn good behavior more quickly if you use praise effectively.
Buy High-Quality Bones
Rawhides and man-made bones are often filled with chemicals that can be harmful to dogs. A dog that chews on chemicals all day wil be anxious, aggressive, and not very much fun to be around. You wouldn’t be fun to be around either if you ate processed food all the time!
We recommend skipping the gimmicky bones and buying real bones and antlers for your pup. Antlers and bones last longer than rawhides too, so you won’t have to spend as much money supporting your pup’s chewing habit!
Give your pup a space
Dogs will slowly figure out which spaces in your apartment’s they’re most comfortable in, but you can help them adjust faster by giving their their own little “den” that’s all theirs. If your dog is ever stressed or anxious, it should calm down once it retreats to it’s “den space.” As we mentioned before, be sure to praise your pup when it’s hanging out quietly in it’s den.
Teach Your Pup to Go Solo
One easy-yet-effective training method is to tie your dog to a tree and sit a few feet away. Your dog will whine for a bit as it wants to be close to you, but eventually it will settle down and sit. Be sure to praise the dog when it sits and stays quiet, and to ignore it when it whine. Over time, your dog will learn to be a little more independent!
We’re all out of pet-friendly advice for this week’s blog, residents! We’d like to take this moment to thank those of you that have been coming back week after week to read the latest brand new blogs from Caliber at Hyland. If we’ve done our jobs, you should be able to train your pet and enjoy an obedient dog in no time!
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