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The Novices Guide To Dog Training

Jul 8

The Novices Guide To Dog Training

If you are tired of stepping in your dog's accident throughout your house or hearing your dog bark, when all of your friends come over, then you have come to the right place. This site is equipped with plenty of tips to help you get your little friend under control, starting today.

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Dogs should continue to be trained throughout their lives. Many owners think that once a dog is trained, he's trained forever. This simply isn't true. Daily reinforcement by reminding your dog of simple commands, exposing him to new people and providing positive reinforcement is important. This will keep your dog well behaved and allow him to remain a happy member of the family.

 

Many instances can arise when an owner is out of ear shot of the dog but still clearly in his sight. Dogs can even be trained to respond to the position of the owner's body. For example, the owner might raise his or her arms above his head and lean in one direction or another to direct the stock dog to a particular point in a field.

 

If you are getting a new dog, and you intend to train it, look for a younger dog. The old adage "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" is somewhat appropriate here. Younger dogs are more receptive to dominance from a pack leader and will learn quickly in an effort to please. Another plus to this is that young dogs really enjoy learning new things, much like children do.

 

Monitor your own behavior to ensure you aren't reinforcing your dog's negative behaviors by mistake. Avoid giving them any rewards they haven't earned. If you wish to keep your dog from begging for table scraps, don't encourage him by slipping him a morsel one night or allowing others to do so.

 

When trying to train your dog, always reinforce positive behaviors even when you're not actively in a training session. It's easy to remember to reward your dog during a training session, but it's just as important to reward your dog for those trained behaviors the rest of the time, too. This builds a good connection for the dog between the behavior and the reward.

 

Repetition is one of the most important aspects of training any pet. Simply showing your dog how to behave one time only is ineffective. Reinforcing ideas is essential, and your dog will eventually be much more responsive.

 

Learning to listen to your dog will make you a better trainer of him. Animals are not robots that can be programmed and your dog has a personality with preferences and quirks, just like you. Understanding the nuances of your dogs expressions will help you decipher more in training and therefore, expand your ability to teach him.

 

Dogs can get very rowdy and be very difficult to train. This is especially true, if you do now know how to train your friend. Hopefully, you understand more about how to get your dog under control. Apply the tips listed in this article and your dog will be on his way, to truly being, your best friend.