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It’s Important For Your Dog To Follow Directions

By David Hamilton

If your dog is one of those innately obedient dogs, then congratulations, you don’t need these tips, but most dogs need a little of training, whether it’s to stop them from being overbearing with strangers or ripping up the upholstery. Use these tips to transform your pet into a happy and well-adjusted furry friend.

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.

Be consistent when training your dog. Your furry buddy will be easily confused when you vary your routine too much. Always give the same encouragement for a job well done. Use the same phrases to help your dog recognize what words are for what actions. Always say ‘good dog’ and don’t vary the tone.

Positive reinforcement is the proven key to success in dog training. Figure out what reward will motivate your pet and use it. Strong smelling meats and cheese are usually very popular. It is imperative to always have treats handy when training. However, it is equally important to watch the caloric intake.

When you give your dog a command, state it once. If your dog does not respond, do not repeat the command. If you do this he may learn that he can ignore you. If the command is ignored, say the command one more time and gently reinforce it. If after you say the command for a third time and your dog does not obey, it is probably time for a break.

Give your dog plenty of positive reinforcement. Discipline isn’t only about punishment for bad behavior. You should make sure to reward good behavior with lots of affection and praise. It will ensure that your dog understands when it is doing the right thing, and it will help it develop trust in its trainers.

To properly train a dog, you must be consistent at all times. Never allow your dog to partake in such activities as pulling you on walks or jumping all over people. Don’t ever give into your pet’s really cute face. In doing so, your dog will become confused and not know what is right or wrong in that particular situation and will do what he/she wants.

Use timing as part of your dog training methods. Use it as a form of communication with your dog. Timing is one of the main elements of teaching a canine properly. It doesn’t matter what teaching methods you use, try to work at having them develop the proper timing for each method.

Even if your dog is extremely unruly at the moment, do not despair. Most dogs can be trained with a proper technique and a little perseverance. Make use of the tips you just read to minimize the hardship involved in training your dog while maximizing the results at the same time.

Want to find out more about Dog Training Methods, then visit David Hamilton’s site on how to choose the best Dog Training Methods for your needs.

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