There are so many dog training books out there, but how do you decide which one is right for you? You need to know the following factors, which factors are most important to you for it to be right for you. They are:
1. How much time do you have for training your dog?
This is very important. Many people have no time for training their dog and so they hire professional dog trainers to train their dog. If this is the case, then do get professional training. But if you have time, then go to the public library and read up on dog training books. It is always good to know what other dog owners have found helpful.
2. How much patience do you have?
This is very important also. Most people think that dog training books are a waste of time because they are too complicated and they have to read the books a hundred times before they get through it. This is not true. Read the book a few times and then try it out for yourself. See how you like it. If you like it, then read it a few more times and see if you like it. Don’t just go by the opinion of a friend.
3. Do you want to learn to be a professional dog trainer or do you want to learn basic dog training?
Well this is important too. If you want to be a professional dog trainer, then go to a college and get a degree in dog training. But if you only want to train your dog then learn basic dog training first. This is the way to ensure that your dog is trained properly and you have a well behaved dog.
Also, this is the ideal time to get a pet. Go get a pet. Take it home and see if you like it. Most dogs, after they are raised by you are bored and want affection. If you are getting a dog for a pet, then you will need to make it happy. Make it play and have fun. This will make them learn quickly and will make the dog behave well because of the play and fun they receive.
Do go get a dog for your family. If you are getting a puppy, then make sure it has its basic training first. Do not start on fancy or fancy dress training if you do not want the puppy to become your pet.