Care – Getting Started & Next Steps

Dog Training

Owning a dog sounds like fun. But when most people think about training the dog, they decide not to own one. There are a lot of responsibilities associated with owning a dog. You have to feed it, wash it, and always clean after it. It is no easy task training a dog good behaviors and obedience. All the same, you will surely enjoy a lot once your dog catches on to all the training you have been putting him through. In addition, you get to form an unbreakable bond with your dog and respect becomes the foundation. After all, a dog is a man’s best friend.

The first thing you need to tackle is the obedience of the dog. You ought to know that there is no way you can proceed with training your dog when it cannot obey you or follow your commands. Establish efficient communication. Ensure your dog can understand you absolutely well without any sort of punishment. You therefore need to start slow and with basic commands like ‘sit’ and ‘stay’. Establish dominance so the dog recognizes you as the head. Once you are sure that the dog obeys you, the rest of the training becomes favorable.

Training your dog gives you dominance and you can be able to control your dog from certain bad behaviors. Many people believe that the behavior of the dog is the responsibility of the owner. Train your dog on how to behave when in public, on the street, at home, when playing, during meal times, and so on. There are some odd behaviors that you have to put an end to like chewing, digging, growing, barking to strangers, whining, etc. Teach the dog where to relieve itself too.

Dog training levels differ. Just like the way a baby cannot walk when its born, training is the same for dogs. You have to start with the basic commands and then advance while you are closely monitoring the behavior of the dog.

Professionals advice dogs be trained at an early age. Puppies are preferred if the training is much physical as they are young and flexible. However, all dogs can be trained on obedience and behavior at any age.

As a trainer, you ought to be patient and persistent. You ought to know that your dog will not get everything the first time around.

It is important to have a system in place for rewarding your dog accordingly. This technique ensures that your dog is in check. For instance, give a treat when the dog does something good. If the dog misbehaves, then you can punish him by refusing to offer the treat. This way, the dog will always want to do good.

5 Takeaways That I Learned About Training

5 Takeaways That I Learned About Training