Many people look at pets as another chore, when they are actually very good at being a best friend, confidante that understands all of life’s problems, and the best motivation in keeping healthy. Pets can also keep children active, promote responsibility, and help with socialization problems that are becoming more prominent in today’s society. With a pet adoption a person gains more than just an animal, the community at large is also helped by opening another kennel in the animal shelter for another loving animal. Becoming active in the community is just that simple, but there are other ways to promote animal welfare and overpopulation that affects so many areas of the world. Research has shown that adopting a pet is a great way to improve mental and physical health, promote family values, and become active in the community by rescuing an unwanted or stray animal.
Dogs affect people's behaviors. Canines are good for people's health and people who own a dog or many dogs are happier and more productive than people who don't own any. Dogs also affect people who are in depression; they make them much happier which brings them out of his depression. Dogs bring comfort to people by just simply being there. The memoir Marley and Me by John Grogan is about a dog that a young couple purchases and who brings excitement into their boring lives.
She had forever been lonely until her mother got her a dog. “I knew that companion dogs love you, but I believed that it would not be the same; dogs are not parents. But as time goes by, I realize that Benji loves me unconditionally and it is enough,” Gabby told me. Most people say that dogs are man’s best friends. Dogs make great companions; they are loyal, loving, and friendly family pets.
While buying a puppy, the owner will have to spend a great deal of money for worm shots neutering and other vet visits the puppy will need. The older dog could possibly have health issues so make sure to check, it is a good idea to do some research on what to look for when adopting an older dog into the family. Older dogs are usually more laid back and not as energetic, yet they are still playful. This may be a key factors for a person who wants a lap dog or a quiet and friendly dog.
Attach the collar when your pup is going outside to be in the yard with you or even in the home when you are interacting with him. Put it on snug, but not so tight that it is uncomfortable and irritating. In other words, he should forget about it as you are getting his attention and interacting to take his mind off the wearing of the collar. Put it on at mealtime or when you are doing some basic training. Very quickly he will come to accept the feeling of the collar and leash—especially if it is related to food—and you can then move to the next stage.
If you find an accident in the house, but do not catch him in the act – do not punish him. He will not associate the punishment with the action and will only become confused. * Pick a word for the action, such as “outside” or “do your business.” Use this phrase consistently so he will learn it as a command. Always bring your puppy to the same area outside while housebreaking. The odors in this area will encourage him to urinate and defecate here again.
Prepare your workspace. Gather all the items you will need, towels, dog shampoo, dog conditioner (if needed)and sponge and lay it out so it's close at hand when needed but not in the way of getting kicked and splashed by the dog. Pull over the hose or turn on the water for the bathtub. Brush the dog's coat thoroughly. This is a good time to inspect for any skin/coat/health issues while relaxing and showing your dog some love.
Professor McDunn Persuasive Speech Outline Introduction Attention Getting Material: Looking at these adorable puppies, you would think that you couldn’t find them at a shelter. But you can. When one thinks of an animal shelter, he/she would come to the conclusion that those animals there were most likely abused, abandoned and are now aggressive to humans. However, that is not the case. Relevance: Knowing more about pet stores and puppy mills will allow the audience to decide where they will be getting their pet if they want to bring one into their life.
Immediately after I gave it the food I would say, “Good Dog” is my secondary reinforce of praise, then I will repeat the process many times, gradually with less food but the dog would continue to sit when I told it to. Shaping is a great way to help dog new behaviors. It is a step by step process, instead of expecting my dog to master new behavior all at once; shaping my dog’s behavior means I am reinforcing each small step toward the bigger goal. In this study I was not expecting that my dog Nicky would sit at the first time I told it to but with reinforcement and helping the dog out, it will finally sit on it owns. Classical conditioning is a learning process that occurs through associations between an environmental stimulus and a naturally occurring stimulus.
Dog shows have and will always be a form of entertainment for us as humans; they are fun to watch and very entertaining. I agree when you first get a puppy it doesn’t know any better not to poop or pee on your nice carpets. Training a dog when it’s young is not hard though. There are many methods of training and many books to help you along. If you have a cat, on the other hand, you can’t train it not to jump on the counters or scratch on the furniture.