Thinking about training your dog?

 

Dog training is one of the most essential elements to modify the behavior of a dog. This training is also the application of behavior analysis. Training teaches your dog various thing such as, specific activities, particular tasks or for it to participate effectively in contemporary domestic life.

 

There are many very established methods of dog training. Some of these methods include Koehler, clicker training, motivational training, electronic training, model-rival training, dominance –based training and relationship based training. The common characteristics of the most successful methods involve knowing the animal's attributes and personality, using accurate timing of reinforcement and/or punishment and consistent communication. The use of punishment is widely discouraged and controversial with both the humaneness and effectiveness and is questioned by many behaviorists.

To give you a very simple and basic teaser to how to train the most elementary commands to your dog, try these below. But to really get your dog to be an A+ student, it is always a good idea to work with a professional trainer. It can save you time and headaches between you and your pup.

There are many steps to teach the dog.

 

Teaching your dog to sit is one of the easiest dog obedience commands to teach, so it’s a good one to start with.

  • Hold a treat close to your dog’s nose.

  • Move your hand up, allowing his head to follow the treat and causing his bottom to lower.

  • Once he’s in sitting position, say “Sit,” give him the treat, and share affection.

Teaching your dog to come to you on command can help keep a dog out of trouble.

  • Put a leash and collar on your dog.

  • Go down to his level and say, “Come,” while gently pulling on the leash.

  • When he gets to you, reward him with affection and a treat.

Teaching your dog to lay down can be one of the more difficult commands in dog obedience training.

  • Find a particularly good smelling treat, and hold it in your closed fist.

  • Hold your hand up to your dog’s snout. When he sniffs it, move your hand to the floor, so he follows.

  • Then slide your hand along the ground in front of him to encourage his body to follow his head.

  • Once he’s in the down position, say “Down,” give him the treat, and share affection.

This process takes time and a lot of repetition to have your dog truly master, so only start a dog obedience training session if you’re in the right mindset to practice calm-assertive energy and patience.

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