The Ins And Outs Of Effective Dog Training

The Ins And Outs Of Effective Dog Training

You have read all of the books and heard all of the advice that dog owners and trainers have provided, but you would like to break away from the tired old ways of dog training. This article provides a list of new and exciting ways to train your dog that you may not have seen before.

When you are training your dog and establishing your leadership role, do not be adverse to letting the dog lick you on the face. This is common behavior in dogs when dealing with the Alpha in the pack. Do not discourage this behavior as it can confuse the animal and confuse your role because you do not show proper response to this servile behavior.

Research how to show your dog leadership in a way that a dog understands. Dogs are not humans, and do not think as humans do. Not knowing the proper way to teach leadership to a dog, allows him to assume he is your leader. If you confuse the dog, it may stress him and cause him to act out in negative ways such as barking incessantly, biting, or tearing up your property.

If your dog barks and growls at strangers in your home, do this: leash your dog, make him sit, wait until his attention is on you, and hand the leash, in full view of the dog, to your guest. Then wait until the dog is calm again, with the guest giving commands as needed. This teaches the dog that your guest ranks above him in “the pack” and he must accept them. When the dog starts to react again, repeat the exercise.

Rid your dog of pent up energy through indoor games and allow training to be more focused. Have your dog fetch a ball, run on a treadmill or light chasing. These kinds of activities will release the excess energy in your pet and your commands will carry more weight since your dog is relaxed after exertion.

When training your dog, it is vital that you have a lot of patience. You can not expect your dog to understand your commands within a few training sessions. It takes some time in order to raise a well-mannered dog. Think about what it’s like when you are trying to learn something new. It’s not easy.

Swatting or hitting your dog is not a good training method. If you attempt to train your dog in this manner, all you are teaching them is to be scared of you. Eventually, the dog will stop listening to voice commands, and will only respond to you raising your hand. Getting a dog’s loyalty through fear is a mistake on the owner’s part.

In conclusion, you are looking for new methods to train your dog,, in an effort to break away from the traditional methods that everyone uses. Your dog is unique and so are you. As long as you follow these new methods as suggested, you may find that these ideas will bring you success in a whole new way.