Everything You Need To Know About Dog Training
Believing that dog training is hard and some dogs are simply not trainable are many people. But both of these views are wrong because the truth of the matter is this: all dogs are trainable and it does not have to be hard work either. There are some things you need to do in order to get the training of your dog right.
You will be deemed to have gotten the training of your dog right, if within a reasonable amount of time, you manage to pass on the essential dog skills to your pooch.
Of course, if you are taking too long to pass on a certain skills to the dog, finding it impossible to inculcate certain skill in the dog or your dog keeps forgetting skill taught to him or her, it does not necessarily mean that you are not doing things well. Your skills, aptitude and dedication as a dog trainer and your dog’s natural ability are both variables at play here which you need to keep in mind.
So that the skills you want to pass on to him or her are also adopted alongside those basic canine life skills, the best time to start training a dog would be when he or she is learning basic life skill. Because they would be more deeply ingrained in him or her, the required behaviors would be part of the dog’s personality. While the biggest reward you can give to a dog is attention, the biggest correction or punishment you can give to a dog is deprivation of attention. Thus, if you want to get your dog to pick a certain behavior, reward him or her when he behaves accordingly and deprive him as a punishment when he also fails to behave accordingly after you simulate or illustrate it.
As a form of punishment, hitting a dog is not something you should do because the dog simply do not understand this as a form of punishment. You hitting your dog will only make your dog think of you being violent to him or her. You would be better advised to find ways of restraining his or her movements rather than hitting him or her if the dog keeps on doing things like running to the road or messing up neighbors’ stuff.
Sending mixed signals is one of the worst things you can do in the course of training a dog because once a dog gets confused, it becomes very hard to train him or her.
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