3 Key Dog Training Tips
There are a few real keys to dog training, whether you are trying to train your dog to come when called, sit, stop barking or any other behavior. Understanding their importance is critical to achieving rapid results that are long lasting and help develop the bond between you and your dog.
1. Win your dogs mind.
If you don’t win your dogs mind first then you will be struggling all the way. What winning your dogs mind really means is that your dog will look for you to make all the decisions. Before you try to do anything else with your dog I would watch one of the amazing video sites that show you the 5 Golden rules to establishing yourself as the pack leader. Basically if you aren’t putting these % golden rules in place then you are simply setting yourself up to fail. You dog will be off doing his own thing just at the crucial point where you really want them to listen. Certainly your dog may play ball occasionally or even most of the time, you could even have a dog that is obedient 99% of the time, however if you want a dog who always listens to you and does as you ask then you need to win your dogs mind.
2. Motivate your dog.
One of the most important factors is that you must discover what it is that your dog enjoys. Not all dogs like the same activities. Some dogs love to fetch, others love agility, and other dogs simply love obedience training, or swimming out into water and retrieve. To start you have to find out what your dogs love is and then help them develop this, work with your dog continuously.
In addition to finding out what exercise and play your dog likes you also need to find out what is their favourite reward. Reward them often. The more enjoyable you make the experience, the more you will both achieve and the more you will both look forward to training.
Rewarding your dog
- Food – anything from a single dry biscuit to a whole piece of sausage!
- Affection – Lots of pats, cuddles, and lots of verbal praise.
- Toys – games, throwing a stick or object, chasing your dog etc.
Your dog will always work harder the fairer you are in the training.
If you want to use food rewards then always follow these simple tips:
Tips for food treats
- Always vary food rewards.
- Do not give food rewards every time.
- Never let your dog know what the reward is.
- If your dog doesn’t come first time then do not give them the reward.
If you do not want to use food as a reward then you should ensure that you use affection accordingly when your dog does well.
The third key to achieving perfection is practice! You must learn how to encourage behavior that is closer to what you want consistently. Again this is where rewards come in so handy! You motivate your dog and then show them what it is that you want. With this method there is no need for any negative training!
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