Training and molding your dog’s behavior is one of the most indispensable ways to live with your dog. If you choose to carry it out yourself you must be equipped with the best dog training tips to make it happen. Your first step will be to get a grasp of what this training is all about and what your dog needs to see happening in order to fulfill his life purpose as a beloved member of the family.
In the vast majority of cases the training will take place in front of the dog, either alone or with other humans. This is a good way to begin because such a scenario allows the animal to watch the handler and learn to watch the moves of the human before they make a move, thus reinforcing the desired behavior of Ally by repeatedly enforcing it.
The main things you will need to begin with are some trust and mutual respect, and once you have this trust you are one step closer to getting results.
- You will need to have a short session each day, no more than 15 minutes, and you will need to repeat this several times. Also, do not try to progress too quickly.
- Spend time with the dog and give plenty of praise-remember to give balance too.
- Potty training can be an absolute nightmare if you are not sure what you are doing.
- Don’t get infuriated at the dog for not wanting to go in the right place.
- Useful golden rule: when the dog does go, don’t even use words like ‘bad dog’ to tell him off. Choose ‘ Okay’ or ‘Good’ and use it all the time.
- Get the puppy to look at and then look directly at your face.
- Use reward to reinforce wanted behavior. Use a popular dog training term, ‘ behavioral = reward’, and this method works incredibly well.
- How does this help with fear based obedience? Simply put, the dog wont even notice it’s doing wrong, and when it finally does do the right thing, you will be there to lavish it with praise and a treat.
- How do you get the dog to interact with others of its kind? At all ages and especially a young age, socialisation is vitally important. Young pups should be allowed to make a friends of other young pups, and have them make eye contact with you.
- How does this help with stopping the dog barking? Dogs naturally bark as a form of communication, and they will also bark when something is worrying them.
- In many cases, these fears can be swept under the carpet and never returned. But fear may persist, especially in a new environment or a new human(es).So, one of the best tips is to take some precautionary steps to help limit the fear experienced. For example, when taking your dog on a walk, keep him on a leash or a lead so that you have some control over his movements.
A) When comforting your dog, try to keep the anxiety at bay.
B) state clearly your commands so that he does not become anxious.
C) Use your adjusting voice to reassure him. At the same time, if he barks, drape your dog with kisses. The idea here is to give him the equivalent of a t mineral filled t shirt that you have loved and worn moments ago. Let him know you have been happy with him.
D) Here is another goldmine. Use what is called a ‘substitution technique’. This is to substitute an unpleasant experience (like taking a bath) with a good experience (like getting a treat). In other words, have a shower, then reward your dog with a treat.
Using a little ingenuity, you can Truly help your dog to avoid, minimize, or even abandon inappropriate behavior. This is a fairly simple approach, but one that could (and should) save you a lot of time and hassle with your best friend. It just might also save your sanity.