If you own a dog right now or know someone who does then you know that they demand attention.
Ignoring your pet is a really awful thing to do; it will act out by chewing your furniture, bark constantly, and generally just misbehave.
But there is a solution even if you don't have a lot of outdoor space to let your dog run and play.
Training your dog in a structured manner asserts your dominance over your pet.
Always asserting your dominance keeps your dog happy.
Now for many this is just a hard concept to grasp because we are not pack animals.
Dogs on the other hand expect and demand a hierarchical structure.
But this may sound to be too harsh and rigid in reality it doesn't have to be this way.
You can still get everything done and have fun with your dog and it will also have fun with you.
It is the best win-win scenario that there is and everyone in the family can enjoy teaching your dog these new tricks.
Dogs love to find new things and dig so there should be a game that incorporates that and there is, as well there are many other games that will really use all of your dog's instincts and abilities to help it succeed.
By using your dogs' natural talents on a regular basis your dog will feel engaged and happy.
A happy dog is one that obeys you and does not become a nuisance.
You see if you make your dog's training out to be a game you both play then you will follow through with this on a daily basis.
Not only that but you can "reward" other family members by allowing them to do this as well which really enforces these skills.
Believe it or not your dog does have a self esteem and a confidence level if your dog feels abandoned and neglected then it will just start to try and get your attention through other means.
Many people just live in climates where it becomes a big burden to take your dog out for a walk on a daily basis.
When you start to see your pet as something that is a hindrance then you are probably going to start to build up some sort of resentment and ill will.
That is definitely not a good thing to have when you are trying to take care of a pet.
Besides walking your dog each and every day can make you feel like you are on some sort of treadmill that never ends.
This never ending routine becomes boring for you and your pet, and the problems you once had in the past can resurface all over again.
Veterinarians, dog trainers, and other pet owners all swear by the regular practice of consistently training your dog.
Giving your dog new tricks to learn or relearn will help it become mentally active again and regain any self esteem lost as well as to help rebuild the confidence it lost over time.
There is a large amount of dog game tricks to learn and each takes weeks for your dog to master, so you should have plenty to do if you choose not to take your dog out for a walk.
As you see there are more ways to help your dog then you may realize and it is through the simple application of some simple games that can make all the difference in the world.