Dog Training Now Charleston

How Your Dog Should Respond to Someone at the Door

What happens when someone comes to your front door? Does your dog remain relaxed and quiet, or does he sprint to the door barking and howling along the way? Is the behavior friendly like we say it is, or is it aggressive and territorial? Your dog should always react in the correct way when someone comes to the front door. That means if you have a guard dog, it is okay that he barks at the door. But if you have a family with children or elders in your home, this sort of behavior could be harmful not only for the dog but for your family too. These are the general ideals when thinking about how your dog should act at the front door and when people are entering as guests or service members.

They Should Remain Where They Are or Go to a Safe Place

This does not apply to people who want to use their dogs as guards. For the rest of us who do not want that, your dog needs to be trained to either remain in place or move to a safer location. If you choose the safe location option, many people prefer a crate because it gives the dog security around them. Either way, keeping your dog away from the front door will cut down on chaos and eliminate injuries due to excitement.

They Should Learn Watchdog Tactics

Of course, not all dogs are watchdogs. Some do not have the temperament, and others that are too gun-hoe for the job. But whatever the case for the individual dog, they should be taught to learn the right time for barking. For instance, we want dogs to bark at intruders and threats but not to bark at family and friends. Using a set of training techniques and commands, every dog can learn the difference. Further, learning the difference is essential if they ever get into a situation without you—it could save their life.

For help in training your dog to react correctly in this and other situations, Dog Training Now Charleston offers a wide variety of training options. We will help train your dog and you into a better team. We also offer room and board training services for those dogs that need extra attention and encouragement.

Dog Training Now Charleston

Share
Published by
Dog Training Now Charleston

Recent Posts

Signs You Need to Retrain Your Dog

If you think that it is time to retain your best friend, it probably is.…

2 weeks ago

3 Tips for Introducing Your Dog to a New Dog or Puppy

Dogs are naturally friendly. They will, however, get aggressive when stressed. Whenever two dogs meet,…

2 months ago

Teaching Your Dog to Lie Down During Chaos May Keep Him Safe

Training a dog not only makes your interactions easier but is also crucial in the…

2 months ago

Can Your Dog Stay Relaxed When Someone Knocks at the Door?

It’s common for dogs – especially untrained dogs – to launch into a frenzy of…

3 months ago

Tips for Keeping Your Dog Safe While Introducing Them to New Dogs

Having trainers and other animal-care professionals nearby when dogs interact for the first time can…

3 months ago

Do Dogs Really Need Leash Training?

You've probably seen it hundreds of times: a dog at the end of a leash,…

4 months ago