Dog Training Academy
Many people think it impossible to train dogs. This is probably because they don't know how to properly train their dogs. To train dogs properly, it is necessary to acquire knowledge about different techniques. The following article will help you develop successful strategies.
The dog, man's best friend. We've all probably found ourselves owning a dog at some point, but perhaps weren't the one responsible for training it. One of the keys to training a dog is consistency. You have to reward it all the time for good behavior, and punish it all the time for bad behavior. For example if you are potty training and your dog uses the pad, reward her with a treat each and every time to reinforce that behavior.
A dog's name should only be used when positively interacting with the animal. Call the dog's name to get him to come to your side or call his name when you are serving his dinner. Don't, however, call your dog's name when you are unhappy with his or her actions. The dog would negatively associate that with punishment.
Create a bridge between the dog's response to a command and the reward for success. By saying a bridge word such as "yes" or "good", you will reinforce that the behavior is acceptable and the reward will follow. Keep using this bridge word even after training is complete to be consistent with your pet.
When training your dog to specific commands, don't mix in pleasantries and other extra words. Give the command word sharply and alone. Your dog doesn't understand words like "please", and won't be upset at your lack of manners. Keeping the commands alone and clear makes it easier for your dog to understand and obey.
To keep your dog from barking while you aren't home, you need to make him think you can appear at any moment. This will take some time on your part. Pretend to leave the house, but stay outside until the barking starts. Then open the door and deliver a stern "No!" This will make your dog think you are all-seeing and all-hearing. A few sessions of this technique, and you'll train your dog to keep it quiet.
Teaching a new puppy to "leave it" is very important and one of the first commands that you should work on. It ensures they don't eat food they shouldn't, chew on items not intended to be chewed on or even pick up dangerous or poisonous items in their mouth.
Being a proactive pet owner is the first step in training your pooch. An owner who anticipates troublesome situations for their dog, and works to keep him away from those situations whenever possible, will have a better behaved animal. Extensive training will not be as necessary if you get to know your dog so you can anticipate his actions.
You should always try to be aware of any other dogs when you are going for a walk with your dog. There are irresponsible dog owners and dogs who feel they need to be in charge to make up for this. This is a bad combination. Keep your dog at a distance from angry or aggressive dogs.
Staying aware of your dog is vital to a successful Dog Training program. There is a great deal of expert advice available to the trainer, but you must keep in mind that outside information should remain secondary to the feedback you get from your pet. Every dog is different, and you have to stay aware of your dog's particular feelings to make your training program truly effective.
As this article has shown, there are many techniques that can be used to train a dog. There is a lot more you need to know about Dog Training. Do more research and apply the efficient strategies you find to train your dog successfully.
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