Dog Training Fundamentals You Need to Learn


    Apply the basics of dog training to get good results.

    Many dog owners believe that training their dog is hard. Others just say their dog breed is not trainable. The truth is these views are wrong because all dogs can be trained and teaching them some good skills are not that hard. If you train a dog it’s a lot of fun. There are breeds of dogs that are easily trainable compared to others. The difference in opinion, however, is in the claim that there are breeds of dogs that are untrainable and this view is wrong. What I will teach are the basic methods to train your dog so you will not result to hitting and shouting every time your dog misbehaves.

    Right guidelines for dog training success.

    You have taught your dog right if you handle the basic dog skills in a patiently way. You are not deemed successful if your pooch easily forgets the skills you teach within a day.

    The rules to know if you are successful in your dog training:

    ·        How many days you spent in training your dog
    ·        The skills learned by your dog
    ·        How long your dog holds on to his skills

    If you are having difficulties in teaching certain skills, if you considered hard to teach certain skills in the dog, or if your pet dog somewhat always forgets his or her new skills, this does not mean you are not doing the right training. Remember that there are some factors involved. The first thing to know is your dog training skill, ability and how long you like to train your dog. The second factor involves your dog's natural ability to receive training. Compare to the view that some dog breeds are much faster to remember their new skills.

    Early initiation is the proper approach to be successful in teaching your dog.

    When a dog is still young, you can teach him or her some skills. It is a common misconception that a puppy below the age of six months will have a hard time remembering the training lessons is altogether wrong. Even dogs 8 months of age will find it hard to learn some teachings. Compare to human, dogs have their way of learning things, they are also highly evolved creatures. Dogs start their learning process the day they were born. If the mother of three months old pup died, surely this puppy can survive in the wild, compare to human babies who need to be fed by his mother to survive.

    The right time for a dog to learn some skills is when he or she is starting to learn basic life skills. At this time your dog is starting to know his canine life skills as well. He or she will learn the ability to adapt to a different environment. In this way, the behavior you like to see from your dog will be a part of his or her personality. The lessons would be more inculcated to your dog's mind. Older dogs can be trained like this as well only you need to devote more time and it would be less fun to teach your old dog some new skills.

    People who have the impression that their dogs can't be trained anymore are folks who attempted to teach their dogs some skills when their dogs are old enough. Most people called their pooch stupid when they failed to do their newly taught skills. This is not the dog's fault, but rather, it is the owner's fault for not teaching their dog earlier in his life. By giving rewards and correction, you can be successful in your dog's training approach.

    When it comes to the fundamentals of dog training, you can only transmit and instill the skills and behaviors you like to your dog by proper rewards and corrections. You are rewarding your pooch by giving him proper attention. On the contrary, punishing is depriving your dog of attention.

    If you want your dog to behave in a certain way, you need to illustrate to him or her, then after that reward your pooch with your attention when he demonstrates the behavior you like while disciplining him or her by not giving your attention if he or she misbehaves accordingly. You can simply reward your dog by staring at him. Giving him or her a tickle is a good attention reward. Praising and talking to your pooch is another good way of rewarding attention. Your pet dog may not understand your words, but he or she can sense the feelings behind them. Dogs know if you are angry or not, they have that ability.

    If for example, your dog is enjoying very much of your attention while behaving nicely and you suddenly strip him or her of that attention when he or she starts being unruly again, he can immediately sense the change of reaction and start to correct his misdemeanor and the denial of attention. Your pooch now knows how to put the right behavior to award him your attention. This is the right fundamental training for young dogs.

    The thing you must not do to your dog is hitting him with a hard stick as a form of correction. The dog won't understand that you are punishing him or her. It will only reflect on him or her that you are a violent owner. If your dog keeps on digging or biting your shoes, better to find ways to limit his activity, rather than hurting him.

    You need to practice patience if you want to train your dog.

    Being a persistent dog trainer will do a lot of benefits as well. You won't succeed in your dog training effort if you give up too easily. Don't easily surrender if your dog didn't pick up the lessons you are teaching him or her. It will take several illustrations before the dog can pick up what you are instructing him. There are important reinforcements you need to apply before your pooch can eventually learn what behavior is expected of him.

    You need to be consistent as well to succeed in training your dog.

    This is a method where you don't need to settle on a particular technique, you need to apply it in every scenario so that the dog you are teaching can understand what you like him to do. In training your dog, avoid giving him or her mixed signal. Dogs can get confused as well, and it will become harder to train him or her.

    More dog training advice.

    You need further research before you can start training your dog.
    If your self-dog training formula fails, better to seek the help of a professional dog trainer before you quit training your dog.

    Watch Zak George's basic dog training video

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