Pets are currently one more member of families. They live inside the houses and, in many cases, are the only fixed and faithful companions in the daily life.

But, just as with humans, coexistence can be difficult with them when the way of being does not fit our lifestyle or they lack the basic training that teaches them – among other things – to control sphincters And obey any voice of command that imposes the norms for the experience within the family.

“The training not only helps build the close ‘master-dog’ relationship, but also allows the time for living together to be pleasing and high-quality,” says Canine Professional Trainer Erin Askeland, a spokeswoman for Camp Bow Wow. Of the largest and most popular pet care organizations in the United States specially in boston.

Thus, in this month of January, dedicated nationally to the practice of dogs, the expert in training and behavior of pets offers these ideas and advice that facilitate the good education of children of four legs.

  1. To teach them to control their physical needs

As in children, the process of sphincter control in canines takes time and requires dedication and consistency. This education must be done since they are puppies.

Veterinarians and canine trainers advise to leave the animal throughout the day in a particular space of the house, whose floor is covered with several sheets of newspaper, leaving only free of the place where the water and food are placed.

Then, as the days go by, the rows of papers closest to the feeding area are gradually removed, until the puppy is left only on a sheet of paper that will be somewhat away from food. In this way you will only need your needs in one place where you will then place your box where you will meet your needs when you are inside the house or until you gradually learn to do them outside, during the early morning and afternoon walks.

If after all this process the canine is still urinating inside the house, Askeland says that this can be caused by one of the possible reasons: the dog may be suffering from a medical condition, such as a urinary tract infection; Can be anxious and distressed by being alone; Has remained only as long as he could retain his bladder or is not fully trained in the control of his sphincters.

“Before leaving home, it is the master’s responsibility to ensure that ‘Fido’ has given his regular walk to do his needs you can also know its need on , as well as consulting with a veterinarian to discover possible health problems that may be related to his behavior,” Askeland says.

So that the dog does not make his / her needs inside the house you have to take him to his routine walk before leaving home and return. In many cases, the same will remember when sitting at the door with the strap.To prevent the dog from doing his needs inside the house you have to take him out on his routine walk before leaving home and return. In many cases, he will remember it when sitting on the door with the leash.

  1. Create a corner for your daily and chewed toys

Until you are sure that puppy does not get into trouble to destroy shoes, furniture, carpets or other items, you should not walk around the house without supervision.

“All dogs inadvertently chew, rip and drool on some of our coveted items,” recalls the professional trainer. “So it’s important to assign our ‘Fido’ an area of ​​his own where he can enjoy himself and his toys [which he chews or will destroy] when he is alone in the house.”

In addition, it should not be forgotten that it is the responsibility of their masters to ensure that their space is limited when they are left alone; As well as protect their belongings, storing them in places difficult to access for the canine.

  1. Educate them not to be the intrusive diner at dinner time

It is usual that every time the family sits at the table to eat their daily food, the macotas stand by her side with vigilant eyes and a cheerful and very demonstrative gasp of being already enjoying the food.

This is a bad habit that out of bothering is unhealthy since the foods that are provided at that moment fall on the carpet or floor, creating dirt that leaves food residue that creates bacteria or bad smell. Out of that, the pet will eat more of it because of its weight and age, running the risk of suffering from obesity or eating foods that disrupt its digestive system.

To prevent this from happening, Askeland advises the pet to “go to their assigned place in the house”, so that it remains removed from the table at dinner time and the family can eat with ease.

“During this training, it is good to give our ‘Fido’ a gift every time he obeys the order to stay in his place or retire, so he will learn not to wander around the table every time the family sits down to eat their food “, Concludes the coach.

Benefits of living with an educated dog

Chris Kim, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control, says there are multiple benefits when living with a well-trained pet.

Among them is correcting bad behaviors, as is the case of aggression or destroying everything, which makes it impossible to be sociable dogs that can share time with other puppies or masters.

The building of a close bond between the pet and all members of the family to be an obedient canine and easy coexistence is another advantage, as well as getting to know fully the body language of our canine, something that Will facilitate effective communication with the animal.