Easy Training For Your Puppy
Usually, the same concept applies when it comes to training your puppy or teenage dog, If you are consistent with showing your pet right from wrong, you will never have problems. Whether it’s teaching them to pee outside or to sit and stay in one place. Whatever the case, you must remember to let your dog know and understand that you are the boss. There are many methods in doing this work, as well as methods that don’t work.
Understanding How to Communicate With The Pet
Physically punishing your dog damages and scars its physiology. In doing this, your pet could develop anger problems, in turn taking out its anger on other animals and even people. The key is understanding how to communicate with your pet. Dogs are very responsive to the human voice. By changing your inflections and tones, you can get a variety of reactions from your dog.
An encouraging word will set off a barrage of joyful barks or a series of frenzied tail-wags. Speak hard to him, and he’ll become miserable, perhaps cringing before you or slinking away. You may have a care how some dogs back away from a loud or hard-voiced person. Some dogs may even get away and hide if a voice “hits” them the wrong way. Always use a firm tone when justifying their wrong behaviors.
Rewarding The Pet
Rewarding your pet is better than punishing it for several reasons, but punishing your pet does have its place. The word “punishment” conjures up a lot of negative connotations in people’s minds. When punishing a dog on a puppy, the traditional methods involve a lot of negative circumstances: slapping the dog’s muzzle, sharp leash corrections, alpha rolls, and so on. This is not the way to punish a dog for incorrect behavior, this is a form of frustration, not direction.
In the canine world, punishment doesn’t have to be harsh, but it does have to get the point across. Rewarding your dog builds love and respect while punishing them sets your boundaries. The key is to never let a bad deed go unpunished, and never let a good deed go without a reward. Although no one is suggesting that your dog should live a militant lifestyle or should not have fun, it is not unreasonable to have certain expectations for your pet.
Particularly during the holiday season, when people tend to do more entertaining, some of the ongoing behaviors that are frequently overlooked may now be experienced as annoying habits that you wish would go away. For example, the begging at a table that usually looks very cute and makes you feed your dog will lose its appeal when guests are present. Not to mention the jumps that you might ignore when your dog is happy to see you get home from work … unacceptable when Auntie comes at the door carrying a cake and wearing holiday clothes!
Could your dog use jumping, begging, barking, stealing, biting, locking doors or other behavior, a little obedience training can go a long way toward sharpening up his manners? By training your pet some simple commands, such as “sit”, “heel” (walk at my side), “down”, “stay” and “come”, you can then use the commands in day-to-day life to teach new, good manners when you want them.
The down/stay command is invaluable for working on things such as begging, stealing and play biting, while they sit/stay is very helpful in working on not jumping, bolting out the door or licking visitors. Of course, there are also additional benefits so that your pet respects you more in general, so when you say “no,” he will feel more like he has to listen. Whether you train your dog on your own or with the help of a trainer, it is so much easier to enjoy your pet when you have established limits for your canine companion!