Rewards And Punishment The Basics Of Dog Training 2

Rewards And Punishment, The Basics Of Dog Training

A dog, as many say, is man’s best friend. This can quickly be reversed and the dog can be a nightmare running rampant around the house without the proper training. This article will offer several tips and techniques to ensure that your pet continues to function as your best friend so long as it lives.

Be careful that you do not inadvertently punish good behavior. For example, when you are house training a puppy and you take them outside, do not leave them out there by themselves and go inside. This can actually teach the puppy that going to the bathroom outside means you leave them. Instead, after praising, further reward the puppy with some outside play time. This keeps the whole experience positive.

The Alpha in the pack always eats first which means you eat before your dog. This allows you to establish your leadership with your animal and by feeding your dog after yourself, you can monitor the time that food is available and control his feeding habits. This behavior is normal for your dog and expected from the leader.

Treats are not the mainstay for rewarding your pet when training. Dogs will learn that if you give them a treat for a response they should expect it always. This is not necessary and should be reserved for occasional rewards. Dogs see loving, physical contact as a reward as well and will enjoy it much more than a treat that is gone in a split second.

A great tip for properly training your dog is to give your dog enough attention. Dogs thrive on social interaction with their owners. So if they do not get enough attention on a regular basis, then they will likely start performing some type of bad behavior.

To be successful at dog training, your body language, facial expressions, and tone of voice need to be consistent with the commands you are giving your dog. When you are rewarding your dog with praise, use a higher pitched, cheerful voice. When you need to correct your dog, use a deeper tone and a firm voice. Always stand up straight when you give a command. With consistency your dog will learn to understand and obey you.

When you begin training a dog, never assume they will not bite you just because you are a human and you think you are the leader. And untrained dog may think you are part of his pack, but may think he is the leader. Understanding what alpha behavior you need to show your dog will help your dog understand you are the leader. When your dog doesn’t understand your human behavior, even a calm dog can bite you.

When you have a tame dog the feeling of bliss is like no other. When he can come, sit, stay, and do everything on command in a calm submissive fashion it is pure joy. The way a dog loves you is like no other: pure and unconditional. This article served to help you get your dog to this point.