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Monday, November 24, 2008

Basic Training for your Dog

BASIC TIPS

How your dog does behave? Does he need some obedience training? Well if your dog is starting to be your headache then it is time to think about training him of basic obedience such as coming when called, sitting, where to poop and not chewing rubbers. These trainings require more patience. You can’t teach a dog two things in one day. You let the dog get used to your instruction and practice it day by day until it registered already in its memory. First of all socialize him and bring him to places where he can see people around. A good way of training a dog is once it did something good or obeyed what you asked, then reward it like giving him food. Like humans, dogs are also longing for companionship and affection. While on training, you must still show affection and patience to him and never let him feel scared. There are many techniques in training dogs; one is the leash and collar training which I will explain later on. This is the main type of training and considered as traditional. First you should understand basic tips in starting to train your dog. Here are few tips for you;

  • Show that you are the leader in your human-dog relationship.
  • Let the dog understand or know those unacceptable behaviors like chewing your slippers.
  • Enforce a command and don’t let him ignore it.
  • Don’t be too hard or strict in enforcing the command while on training.
  • Reward him for every good behavior or every time he obeyed you to make it clear to him those acceptable behaviors.

LEASH and COLLAR TRAINING


Start training your dog when he is still a puppy. First, you should pick a non-choking type of collar and leash. At first, you put the leash on your dog for just few minutes and let him wander with freedom (loose leash). Do it like 3 times in a day so he’ll get used to it. Then, start restricting your dog from wandering around and let him follow your direction. Later on the dog will learn how to be a “walkies”, which means that he walks with you without pulling the leash or trying to run away. When he’s done with that training, you can now start teaching him how to sit. Take all of the leash in your right hand then place your left hand on your dog's rear. Jerk up on the collar and leash with your right hand; push down on the dog's rear with your left hand while giving the command "sit". Give praise after your dog sits. Repeat each time you stop walking. Then teach him how to stay or remain in his place. Position him into a sit place then stand up facing your dog for just a short distance. Now be ready when he starts to move away without your signal. If he tries to do so catch him and say “No! Bad Dog.”, then reposition him then leave him for 10 counts and give a signal using your left hand facing down and say “stay”. Then do it over and over again every day. With this technique your dog is starting to know how to wait for your command and signal and you can already teach him more. Use just single or two words for command so that he would easily recognize and memorize it. I hope this helps you in dealing with your dog’s behavior.

1 comment:

silentsurfur said...

Helpful post for the pet owners.. :)