Tips on how to train a dog
Before you can learn dog training tips, you must have had to built a trusting relationship for and from the animal. Having the dog learning to trust you will start a solid foundation for you to build on. Once the dog learns they can trust you, the next step would be your approach. You can address the dog as a child you are teaching wrong from right. Repetition is also the key. Use loud commands and gestures followed by repetition to reinforce the commands and create the learning process. You can also use pictures or other forms of word association if you like.
Once the dog sees that you are creating this action and associating it with a movement or something else, it will begin to follow. Start with simple commands like sit, walk, run, and fetch! Once the dog gets the smaller tasks down pack it will open up doors for newer, more difficult commands like “roll-over” and “go get it”! If you truly treat a dog as your friend, it will pay off in the long run especially when you are going to teach it with more challenging things like potty training.
The dog will become comfortable being around and listening to you, and will truly become your best friend. Any dog can be trained with the proper place and time it just all depends on how much time and energy you have and would like to put in. Even though it may seem like a lot of work, having your dog trained can be one of the most rewarding hobbies you can have.
SIT AND STAY
Once a dog has learned to sit on command, introduce the idea of “staying”. Walk with it to heel and then make it sit. Holding the lead taut and vertical, command “Stay” and walk around the dog. If it attempts to move, give it a gentle yet firm jerk of the lead. As the dog begins to understand, slacken the lead and walk in a wider circle. Now give the command “Sit, stay” without the lead, again gradually moving further away from the dog. Reinforce the verbal command with clear visual signal by stretching out one arm towards the arnimal, palm of the hand outwards. Over successive exercise sessions you can progress to the next stages, which are to slacken the lead, to let it go altogether, to turn and walk away, and eventually to go out of sight. Always praise the dog lavishly when you return.
WAIT AND COME
Teaching the dog to “wait and come” is best done using a extendable lead or by adding 10-15 m (10-15 yd) of nylon code to ordinary lead. The dog learns to wait the same way it learns to stay. When it sits correctly, command “Wait” and turn and walk away. A few metres away, turn around and call the dog by the name, with emphasis on the additional command word “Come”. Other important techniques you may learn in the dog stop and lie down on command (which can be a matter of life or death if it is running torwards the road), and how to make it defecate on command. If all dog owners taught their charges these two techniques, the anti-dog lobby would have less cause for complaint and much less public support.
When training, always keep a dog on the lead until it understands the commands, and never try to train a dog when you are in a bad mood. Do not let the dog get bored by training for too long without a break. Use a firm but gentle tone to commands, and use the dog’s name to gain its attention before the command. Remember that if a dog does not obey you, it is almost always that it has not been taught what is required of it. Hitting the dog will not help in any way. In all training, bribery with titbits should be used sparingly and not as a rule. Praise and a short session of play is a muh better reward for an obedient dog.
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