8 Tips on How To Train a Dog

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    Having a dog as your companion can be a true joy. However, you don't want your beloved buddychewing your new shoes or going to the bathroom in the house. Therefore, you need to create adog training plan to help your new puppy or dog understand the rules of the house.

    What things should you focus on in dog training when you want your dog to understand theexpected behaviors and even some fun tricks? Should you take dog training classes or completedog training all on your own? The answer to these questions is that it depends. Take a look at thefollowing dog training options to determine what type of dog training you want to provide for yourcanine best friend.

    Possible dog training options include: a beginning obedience class that you can take through yourlocal human society, dog supply stores such as PETCO, community recreation departments, andlocal colleges. These dog training classes can vary in price, time commitment, and personalattention. They are usually affordable and meet once a week at a community park. It is a greatway to not only have your dog experience basic dog training, but socialize with other dogs as well.

    If you have the financial resources and time you can hire a personal dog trainer. This type oftrainer may be necessary if your pooch is having a hard time in basic classes and your dogtraining efforts aren't making a difference. Before you invest in a private dog trainer it is importantto make an accurate assessment of your dog training methods. Often times a dog that is notfollowing directions is the result of the poor dog training by the dog's owner.

    A private dog trainer might be necessary if you are going to show your dog at dog shows. You canhire a dog trainer/handler or you can become one yourself. If you do, you must know the properdog training techniques. You don't want to have Fido jump up on the judges during the competitionso he must be trained thoroughly and correctly.

    You can also search through dog training books, guides, and various resources. There areproducts that will help you complete dog training such as special collars and muzzles. You caneffectively go through a dog training regime with your canine if you follow these eight dog trainingtips.

    Tip #1: Many people start their dog on the path to dog training success by enrolling them in abasic obedience class. This is a great idea because you will learn how to teach your do basiccommands such as "sit", "stay", and "heel".

    You can teach these dog training commands by using verbal commands and physical actions. Forexample, right after you say the word "sit" you gently push your dog's bottom down onto theground and put them in the sit position. Immediately say "good" and smile. Give them a tasty treat

  • as well. Basically, you want to do as much as you can to reinforce the action of sitting when yousay "sit".

    Tip #2: Dogs act like absorbent sponges when it comes to learning proper behavior and tricks. Ifyou do your job properly then dog training should be a hit. Your dog is ready and eager to learnproper behavior. They want to please you. Therefore, if they aren't following your instruction itmight not be their fault. You might be giving confusing dog training instructions.

    Tip #3: Dogs thrive on positive reinforcement and encouragement. Positive reinforcement such asacting excited and petting your dog when they do the right behavior help with your dog trainingefforts. It is a dog(TM)s nature to want to be close to you and make youhappy. Showing encouragement and praise will help your dog much farther, much faster in theirdog training. Make sure to encourage a dog through each dog training accomplishment, no matterhow big or small.

    Tip #4: Food is a powerful motivator when it comes to dog training. You will be hard pressed tofind a dog that passes up food or a tasty treat. Dogs are always hungry and welcome any situationwhere food is involved.

    Tip #5: Dog training should be a gradual process with regards to skill level and learning morecomplex commands. Give your dog time to understand new commands. They most likely won'tlearn it the first day you teach them. You will have to review the commands and proper behaviorsoften.

    Tip #6: Have dog training sessions at various times throughout the day. Your dog needs periodictraining to reinforce the proper behaviors. You dog's attention span can wane, so make sure tokeep the training sessions to five to ten minutes long.

    Tip #7: When you first start dog training work in environment that is free from distractions so yourdog can focus on their behavior. Once your dog understands the basic commands you can try touse the commands in a busier environment.

    One thing you may find is that your dog is distracted and seems to have forgotten the commands.Don't fret. This can happen because dogs tend to be situational learners and your dog just needsto work on the commands in the busier environment.

    Tip #8: Too many treats equals an overweight dog. Dog training is a process that involves tastytreats, but too many of these treats can be a bad idea for your dog's waistline. Use small treatsand wean your dog off treats as they understand the different commands. They will then rely onyour praise as the positive reinforcement for each behavior.

    These eight dog training tips will set you on the road to happy, healthy, obedient pooch.

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