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A Dog Training Handbook - Part 1

How to Get Your Household Ready for Dog Training Success


Why Are We Training You First?


In 1815, an unidentified fisherman’s canine companion – a Newfoundland – rescued French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte when he was knocked off his boat into rough seas. The courageous dog was said to have kept Napoleon afloat until he reached safety. 

“Here, Gentlemen, a dog teaches us a lesson in humanity,” – Napoleon Bonaparte, 1815

Your pet dog is entirely dependent on you to teach them lessons in humanity. At the same time, you will learn lessons about canine ways and behaviours. By taking the time to understand one another, you’ll grow a healthy, happy dog friendly and human friendly household.

Dogs need to be nurtured with consistency, love, regular exercise, practical grooming and health care, and good nutrition. With these basics in place while teaching your pet acceptable boundaries that cement their position in your pack, your dog will become your best friend, your friends and family’s best friend, effective watchdog, and in Napoleon’s case, your emergency services provider too.



A Dog Training Handbook - Part 2

Your Guide to Dog Training For Mutual Rewards

Make Dog Training A Rewarding Shared Activity

image4Human happiness, health and longevity are the priceless rewards of having a pet dog in your home. Research has consistently drawn links between improved wellbeing and having a pet dog as a companion.You owe it to your beloved pet, to uphold your end of the relationship and reciprocate the rewards. If your dog’s nutrition, water, shelter, health, grooming and exercise needs are met, you’re already off to a great start. 

Regular training using consistent, positive reward can be enjoyable and mutually beneficial for everyone involved.
Set yourself and your dog up for success by using positive reinforcement to reward acceptable behaviour. Positive reinforcement is when you reward your dog for demonstrating good behaviour. Your dog will thrive on the stimulation provided by regular training challenges and reward. Like people, dogs thrive when behavioural expectations of them are clear and consistent. 

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Political Leader

Rewards such as food treats, a play, a tummy rub, positive tone and words, a walk or any other activity your dog enjoys can be used to motivate good behaviours.Reward based dog training is not only enjoyable for your dog, but for you and your family too. If dog training feels like a chore for you, chances are your dog won’t respond well either. The goal is simple, make dog training a necessary but joyful time together. 



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After years of research in Australia and the USA, The Pets Hotel is custom designed for your pet’s health, safety and comfort, all in a fun-filled environment - which exceeds the industry Code of Practice.
The owners of The Pets Hotel have 35 years experience in the Pet industry.

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