All The Must-knows In How To Train Your Dog
Many people either believes that dog training is hard or believes that some dogs are simply not trainable. However, both these views are wrong and the truth of the matter is that all dogs are trainable and dog training does not have to be hard work. In order to get the training of your dog right, we need to explore some things you need to do.
You will be deemed to have gotten the training of your dog right, if within a reasonable amount of time, you manage to pass on the essential dog skills to your pooch.
Of course, if you are taking too long to pass on a certain skills to the dog, finding it impossible to inculcate certain skill in the dog or your dog keeps forgetting skill taught to him or her, it does not necessarily mean that you are not doing things well. You have to keep it in mind that there are two variables at play here namely is your skill, aptitude and dedication as a dog trainer and your dog’s natural ability.
Adopted alongside those basic canine life skills are skills you want to pass on to him or her when you train your dog when he or she is learning basic life skills. That way, they would be more deeply ingrained in him or her, the required would be part of the dog’s personality. The biggest reward you can give to a dog is attention and conversely, the biggest punishment you can give to a dog is deprivation of attention. After you simulate or illustrate it to him or her, reward him or her if they behave accordingly and also punish him if he fails to behave accordingly if you want your dog to pick a certain behavior.
As a form of punishment, hitting your dog should not be something you should do for the simple reason that the dog would not understand being hit is a form of punishment. If you hit your pooch, your dog will only think that you are being violent to him or her. Rather than hitting him or her, if the dog keeps on things like running to the road or messing up neighbor’s stuff, you would be better advised to find ways of restraining his or her movements.
Sending mixed signals is one of the worst things you can do in the course of training a dog because once a dog gets confused, it becomes very hard to train him or her.