New Hampshire

DOG GUARD of Southern New Hampshire
13 Bell Hill Road
Bedford, NH 03110
Owner: Gary Knowlton
Phone: (603) 714-6200

Training and Raising a Dog in New Hampshire

New Hampshire is one of the few states in the U.S. that implements strict laws regarding dogs and victims of dog-related attacks. This is certainly an indication that the state cares greatly about the well-being of families and their animals. One of the best ways to keep your dog from attacking is to train it. Training a dog can be difficult, but if you have a troublemaker on your hands, it will prove to be incredibly beneficial.

Having an aggressive dog isn’t unusual, but it must be handled carefully. There are certain steps that can be taken to deal with animal aggression; however, if you have a younger dog, it is best and most practical to learn how to prevent it by training rather than trying to stop it later down the line.

While you’re doing any sort of training for your dog, incorporate socialization into your training routine. This is one of the main factors that can prevent aggression in a dog. Dogs that are taught how to socialize with others will rarely display any sort of aggressive behavior. This is best started when the dog is a puppy, as puppies are fast learners and are incredibly receptive to proper socialization. Make a habit of taking your dog to pet stores and dog parks in which the dog will be interacting with others. Make sure you give treats when your dog behaves, as well. Bear in mind that dogs that have not been neutered or spayed are more likely to be aggressive.

Dogs often display acts of aggression when they feel threatened. Spend time with your dog in a variety of locations with a number of different people to let it interact, but allow it to interact at its own pace. Try spending small increments of time in each different location to make your dog feel as comfortable as possible wherever you take it. This will ensure that it won’t become aggressive, misbehave, or run off from you in any situation.

Should your dog already be slightly aggressive, you might consider looking into professional assistance from a dog trainer. Aggressive dogs are dangerous and should be handled with care, and regular homeowners might not fully comprehend the situation or know how to properly handle it.

As mentioned previously, it is important for your dog to feel safe and secure. Dogs love outdoor freedom and being able to roam but can often get into trouble when left alone in an area without boundaries. For this, you might consider trying a wireless pet fence.

The Dog Guard out-of-sight fencing system isn’t like any other typical type of fence for your yard. Using a wireless dog fence is perfect for dog owners who want to help keep their pets safe but don’t want to spend too much money or build their own fence. When you buy our electric dog fence, New Hampshire installers come to your home and place a thin wire buried underground. Flags are set up around the boundaries to let you know where the perimeter of the wire is. This wire is connected through a radio signal to a receiver collar, which your dog will wear. When you start training your dog regularly while implementing use of our wireless pet fence, NH dog owners should incorporate a few more methods into their sessions to help the dog get used to this technology. When you start out with your electric dog fence, New Hampshire owners are recommended to walk their dog around the inside of the boundaries on a leash and use commands to train their dog to steer clear of those boundaries. When the dog gets near them, the receiving collar will give off a stimulation that alerts the dog, letting the dog know that it is getting too close. This keeps your dog from running out into the street and potentially getting into vicious fights with other animals as well as people they aren’t familiar with.

When making the decision to purchase our electric dog fence, NH owners might be concerned that the collar will harm the dog. This is not the case; the collar only gives off enough stimulation to alert the dog and is harmless and humane. In fact, our pet containment systems are veterinarian-approved.

If you choose to try out a hidden fence, NH will surely become an even better area of residency for animals and animal-lovers alike.