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Dog Training: Set limits and allow freedoms? - Part 2/2

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Dog Training: Set limits and allow freedoms? - Part 2/2

In the first part I wrote about setting limits properly to the dog in the social context. In the second part I am dealing with the importance of a structured dog's life and what freedoms a dog should have living with humans, in order to be balanced.


Dog training set limits and allow freedoms - Tony the pug


Structured dog's life promotes relaxation

Clear structures in dog's life are usually much more important than setting limits. A regular daily routine gives the dog safety and promotes relaxation. This prevents stress, frustration and aggression in return.

The solid structures include regular walks, feeding times, pats, resting phases and periods of exercise and play.

Also important for the dog are possibilities of retreat so the dog can retreat when there is too much human hustle and bustle. Serenity in dog owners is also very well for dogs, because they do not like quarrels among humans. Litigations or frantic behavior stress the dogs.



Allow freedoms for the dog

If you set only limits and everything will be forbidden, so we are working against the natural behavior of dogs. This then inevitably leads to frustration and stress and therefore leads to undesired behavior in the dog. The dog should and must be able to satisfy his needs.

Therefore it is important to allow the dog freedoms. These include, for example, the following:

  • The dog should have several berthing places in the apartment, he may choose. Thus, it is also ensured that he has a retreat.
  • The dog should be left the time required to sniff around during walks.
  • Dogs should also regularly have something to chew, so they can deal with alone. Suitable here are Kongs or chew bones. You can fill the Kong with food, so the dog can work out the food by himself.
  • Let your dog sometimes romp around freely. In some parks there are fields for dog walking, in which dogs can move freely without a leash and play with other dogs. Here, they can sniff everywhere and meet new dog friends (very popular for Tony).


If the dog sometimes can freely decide his brain can develop normally and produce enough endorphins to be balanced. A balanced dog shows much less undesirable behavior as a stressed dog.

The right mix

If you set the dog some limits in the social context, as described in the first part, and admit him freedoms in connection with a structured dog's life, so it will be generally sufficient for a harmonious coexistence.

Of course, the differences between the different dog breeds or the past of the dog play a role in his behavior. But basically you have fewer problems with dogs, if you provide a good mix of limits and freedoms and a structured dog's life.

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Read also:

---> Dog training: Set limits and allow freedoms? Part 1/2

---> Indoor games and activities with the dog

---> Dangerous & toxic food for dogs

---> Most common mistakes in dog training

---> What at what dog age is important to know for dog training

---> Ticks in dogs

---> Vaccinations for the dog - How my dog stays healthy - Part 2/33



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