How – The Basic Word In Dog Training

To comprehend the practices used by many professional dog trainers, here are a few hints and tips. These will help to lead you from the begining to end of the obedience process

– Dog training must be built upon educating the dog, developing and nuturing it’s instincts and eradicating bad habits.

– The dog’s reactions and abilities are what are important, not the human’s, these should be carfully read in any situation.

– A dog is not to be tricked. It feels humiliation as well as a pride. If you teach your dog to do certain things, do not command them and then mess with it. The dog must see what you are doing at all times. The dog must always understand that when you say a certain thing, it must do certain a thing.

– Completing an act of training can only be classed as success. Your dog must understand, on completion of a task a certain thing will happen. For example, if they are tracking, it must seek out the thing or person being tracked.

– Commands should always be spoken in the same way, the same tone of voice, the same words and the same speed.

– Always think ahead and command your dog before acts or moves. Anticipate the dog’s actions.

– If the dog goes a bit wrong, do not repeat this step, return to the beginning, your dog must be taught to consider successfully completed acts in their entirety.

– Rewards and punishments should be dealt with quickly. To punish a dog other than at the time of the unacceptable act is cruelty, as dogs forget quickly and won’t associate the punishment to the act.

– Dogs have a one-track mind. Teach only one thing at a time. This doesn’t mean you cannot include several different tasks in a training session.

– Give your dog time to react to your command. Demand instant obedience will confuse your dog.

– Patience is a virtue. The dog is not human.

– Developing a bond is imperative. Any and All future training relies upon this.

– Your dog cannot ask questions; nor do they understand all you say. It recognises only what you teach it, your words and your commands.

– Your success depends on your dogs understanding what it has to do, this must be instilled until it becomes instinctive.

– Always be kind.

– Be firm and decisive, but most of all, be sure you know exactly what you want the dog to do and how you want it to be done.

– You yourself have to have a thorough understanding of how to teach the task, and a clear picture in your mind of all steps, before you try to tech your dog.

– Whenever possible, try to keep your dog with you. Training doesn’t happen all the time, but your dog will become familiar with your actions and reactions, this will help make training easier.

– Allowing anyone to pet your dog unnecessarily is not a good thing, your dog must look to you for instruction.

– Your first consideration is always your dog.

– Correction is essential. Never end a session if the dog hasn’t got it right. You must always finish a session on a good note.

– End a training session on a lighter note and know that your dog has accomplished the obstacle – and that you praise them for it – before you say “good night”.

– Punishing your dog while you are angry shows lack of self control. Always show yourself as steady

– Again losing your temper with your dog while training willcause your dog to lose respect for you.

– Never chase your dog; it must return to you or follow you.

– Coaxing your dog to you then punishing it is bad. You will be sorry for the deceipt.

– Constantly shouting orders to your dog will confuse them.

– Unless you are sure that your dog fully understood what you commanded. You should not punish your dog for failure to obey.

– You must be consistant, never praise the dog for something, then later scold it for doing the same thing.

– No one else except you should command your dog during training.

These are few primary tips given to you, to help you train your dog. To achieve better results, you could try SitStayFetch it is a really easy to follow dog training book written by professional dog trainer Daniels Stevens, he could have your dog eating out of your hands in no time.