Dogs make people happy and they love unconditionally. You may have your hands full when first getting a dog. Training is a huge part of their care. If you stay consistent with these tips, your puppy/dog will quickly be trained.
It is important for your dog to get used to being away from you, especially if you have to go out to work or travel a lot Many dogs are quite happy to stay on their own for a few hours ,however they are pack animals and enjoy company so if through necessity you must leave your dog regularly on its own for long periods it would be wise to consider using a friend or professional dog walker to exercise your dog daily .
If your dog barks constantly or destroys things while you are away, he is possibly suffering from separation anxiety. This can be helped but you should get professional advice as soon as possible.
It is vitally important that your dog is treated in the same manner and given the same commands by every member of your family. This is the only way to ensure the training sticks. Consistency is the best method for training a dog. If more than one person is trying to train your dog, he may become confused about how to act.
Never reward bad behavior with the intent of quickly ending a certain behavior. In doing so, you are essentially telling your dog that it is able to control you, not the other way around. An example of this would be to give the dog treats every time it barks.
Use firm control to elicit desirable behaviors from your pet. You and the dog should both remain calm. Although you are certainly excited about your dog’s accomplishment, showcasing lots of excitement on your end can cause your dog to become too excited, which causes you to lose control. Maintain a calm atmosphere . Your dog mirrors your actions so you in effect are your dogs role model.
Give your dog new challenges often. Test what he knows by giving commands, even if you are sure that he has the skill mastered.
Before working with any animal behaviour specialist talk to the person and make sure that you are on the same page with the ideas and techniques that you would like to see implicated for your pet.
The behaviourist will be giving YOU the skills to train your pet as your dog has to listen to you…. at the end of the day the behaviourist goes home !
Your dog will let you know what it doesn’t want, so learn to read its signals. If your dog isn’t comfortable around new people, don’t push him. Your dog is letting you know that he is uncomfortable for good reason, and it is important to honour that. If you push your dog, it may cause biting or other undesirable behaviours to occur. Fear of any kind is the most common reason for a dog to show aggression.
With what you’ve learned, you are now ready to get these tips into play! Practice patience It probably won’t happen overnight, but everything you’ve read will certainly take you closer to that point.
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