Here are ten of the most popular dog training methods used today and who might benefit most from using them.
Try to Get what your dog is saying.
Understand and get his reaction with regards to persons, other dogs and animals, don’t force your dog to greet other people. At this point, he is simply trying to tell you he is not at ease right now and please respect that. In the long run, if you keep doing that, his behavior will get worst and may escalate.
You should be kind. Show some love and affection.
Don’t be too focus on that thing your dogs keep doing while completely ignoring the positive stuff your dog do on a regular basis. This is a big error!
While your dog is doing the right thing, show him some love and attention. He has to understand that he is really a great guy. This is the best time to shout praises to your dog and show compassion. Sometimes you even exaggerate a little bit.
Are you sure your dog loves it?
Don’t assume your dog loves it. Dogs are really kind of selective with regards to taste. They have their own preferences and you have to acknowledge that what they like. What your neighbor’s dog or friend loves may not be what your dog loves. Pay attention to what makes him excited and happy.
Now give your dog instructions
It’s not really bad in saying ‘no’ sometimes. For instance, it’s better to tell your dog what you’ll love him to do rather than saying no. If your dog is really kind of aggressive with strangers or other animals, instead of you saying no and getting angry, you can simply tell him ‘sit’. In order to avoid some sort of confusion, give him your own orders.
Consistency is king.
Let your family members get involved with the training of your dog so that let everyone be one the race track. Sometimes the amount of instructions given to dogs is really kind of confusing, when sits on the couch, you might send him away, but your friend might tell him to jump and a family member let him there, so now, will he ever really follow your instructions? So always try as much as possible to be consistent.
When your dog exhibits an attitude you don’t love, there is a strong likelihood that it’s something that has been reinforced before. A great example is when your dog brings you a toy and barks to entice you to throw it. You throw the toy. Your dog has just learned that barking gets you to do what he wants. You say “no,” and he barks even more.
Heaven forbid you to give in and throw the toy now! Why? Because you will have taught him persistence pays off. Before you know it you’ll have a dog that barks and barks every time he wants something. The solution? Ignore his barking or ask him to do something for you (like “sit”) before you throw his toy.
Let your Expectations be Real
You don’t just change behavior overnight. Let your expectations with regards to changing your dog’s behavior be real plus how long it’s going to take. There are some natural dog behaviors such as barking, digging and jumping which will take a longer time. Take into consideration how long your dog has practiced that behavior.
High-Quality Food: You need to Feed your dog properly
Your dog needs a good amount of protein in its body. If you let your dog on the couch or in its house the whole day with giving him enough proteins, then be prepared for some weird behavior.
So be ready to know that the amount of money you be directing on feeding your dog will be used to pay its medical fees. It’s always important to check in with your veterinarian for an appropriate diet for your dog. You can get a good idea about homemade dog foods with this article.
Do not bribe, reward your dog.
Treats are often related to bribery. If using treats gets them to do what you want, then why not? You can also use the world around you as a reinforcement. Every interaction you have with your dog is a learning opportunity, so when you think about it, you probably don’t use food very often except during active training sessions.
My dog still continuous to hang out, why? Because you give him praises, touch, games, and walks. Here is a little note, the behavior should produce the treat; the treat should not produce the behavior.
Freedom is everything
Your new dog or puppy has to earn its freedom in your house. A mistake most parents make is giving their new dogs or puppy much freedom at an early stage. This can easily lead to accidents relating to housetraining and destructive chewing. So, close off doors to unoccupied rooms and use baby gates to section off parts of the house, if necessary.
One of the best ways to minimize incidents is to keep your dog tethered to you in the house and by using a crate or doggie safe area when you can’t actively supervise him.