Some Training Tips For Your Puppy
Training your puppy should be both a fun and very rewarding experience for both you and your puppy. Puppies possess an astonishing ability to learn difficult demands speedily. This article contains some valuable information that will assist you in training your puppy. You should begin training your puppy as soon as you get your puppy. Puppies learn very fast, but their attention span may be very short.
You should therefore spend 10-15 minutes twice on a daily basis. Always try and do the training when the puppy is not excited, and relaxed and when the home environment is calm. As soon as the puppy has learned a reaction in one environment, you should move the training location to an increasingly more complicated and more interesting setting. You should have your puppy trained in each environment that you want them to respond in. Learning will occur much quicker if one person trains the puppy first and then the other family members get involved at a later stage. When training your puppy, use one-word commands like “sit down” and “come”. Also try to not use the puppy’s name in connection with the command. Too much verbal commands will confuse your puppy and slow down the learning process.
You should repay correct behavior the moment after you have given the command. Provide your puppy with prized rewards such as touch, praise and food every time they react to a command. You will quickly come to know which reward is more appreciated by your puppy. As soon as the response is learned, you should give your puppy the rewards occasionally. This will help them to learn more quickly, and make the response more lasting. If your puppy is unsuccessful at any of the training levels, you should not give them a reward – but start the training again at a simpler level. If your puppy only responds to training when they feel like it or when the environment is quiet, you should again start with the training, but in a more intense manner.
Be tolerant of your puppy, and never chastise them. The opposite of rewarding your puppy is to not give them a reward – not punishing them. A punishment resulting in pain or enthusiasm will not work, and in general usually causes troubles. Punishing your puppy may also get in the way of the bond between the owner and the puppy. If your puppy is doing something wrong, divert their attention or make use of a reward for responding to a command which is contrary to the unwanted behavior.
Trained puppies are usually happier than untrained puppies, and they also make wonderful companions.
Good Dog! Obedience Training
As the title suggests, praise and positive re-enforcement are your keys to quick and easy obedience training for your dog.
The old saying “dogs are man’s best friend,” didn’t work its way into our every day life by accident. It has taken centuries of man working alongside the Canine and breeding desirable traits into the popular breeds of today. From the tiniest Chihuahua to the biggest Bull Mastiff and everything in between, each breed carries a desirable trait for its master. Along with size, color, type of fur and demeanor. The inherent trait of wanting to please its master, is probably the most desired and useful trait a dog could own. Using your dogs trait to please its master is the most effective way to train any dog. Ever hear the old saying “You attract more bee’s with honey?” Well, the same holds true with training your dog. Good dog obedience training is simply about praising the good behavior of your dog and ignoring the bad.
Praise that can re-enforce wanted behavior can be anything from a simple “GOOD BOY” to a nice piece of steak! A good pat on the head or scratch behind the ears are a couple of my favorites. This type of training can be done under many situations. Let’s say you are working on the command “sit.” If you find your dog in a nice sitting position even without your command. You can use this as an opportunity to positively re-enforce the command”sit.” As the dog is all ready sitting you can tell him/her “good boy! Sit, that is a good sit!” (pet or give him a treat).
Now lets talk a little about handling the not so good behavior. I know that this can be the most challenging part of training a dog. Let me point out the most important thing you have to remember when it comes to dealing with bad behavior. IF YOU DON’T CATCH YOUR DOG IN THE ACT there is no chance for learning or correcting the behavior. If you do catch your dog in the act of say chewing on your brand new dinning room table, (which has happened to me), you must first control your emotions. Then firmly say,”NO!” and re-direct them to what they are aloud to chew on. Now comes the really hard part… praise them for chewing on the correct chew toy. Keep your rage for that Saturday morning kick boxing class.
So, remember “Good Dog!” Obedience Training. Is the best and fastest way to train your dog. And you will be rewarded as you develop confidence in your dog and your relationship with your dog. An unbeatable combination for a long lasting rewarding companionship.
Happy training, thanks for reading.
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The Cost of Professional Dog Training
Training is one of the most important parts of raising a happy and healthy dog. All dogs should be trained to walk on a leash and be housebroken. But training dogs is never an easy activity to deal with, especially on some breeds that are usually hardheaded dogs, it usually takes much time and effort on the part of the trainer to train and control a dog’s attitude. And sometimes, no matter how much time and effort you spend training your dog, you still feel you don’t get any results.
But don’t too worry much about determinedly training your dog, it might not be your fault at all if your dog is disobedient. There are so many reasons why dogs tend to disobey and trainers fail their job training their dogs, it might be because of the tone of their voice, or because they don’t spend enough time to be with their dog because of hectic schedule. This article will help you understand how important a dog training is for you and for your dog, and how much it will cost you to have an obedient dog.
Here are your options for various kinds of dog training programs:
There are group dog training sessions that usually cost around $ 40 – 130$ (£20 – £70) and that last four to eight weeks, 1 hour per session.
There are also private dog training sessions, where the trainer himself will visit you house or work place to give your dog a professional training for around two – four weeks. This type costs around $ 1000 – $ 2,500 (£550 – £1,300) and training session usually last longer compared to group training sessions.
Yes it is quite expensive, but you can rest assured that you get what you pay for. Most dog trainer’s focuses on different areas of your dog’s attitude and obedience and after that training program, you will begin to appreciate the difference it did for your dog and for you. Standard training classes usually focuses on addressing on your dog’s chewing, barking, biting and digging behavior.
A good dog trainer has special techniques on training your dog effectively, like hand signals. You can also help the trainer in training sessions to make your dog feel more comfortable; with this your dog will also follow your commands even if the trainer is not around. This however can only be done in housetraining programs.
In hiring a professional dog trainer, always do research and look for their qualifications his area of expertise. Seek advice from your friends and acquaintances that had their dogs trained previously. Get to know your trainer well before entrusting your dog to him or her, make sure you are comfortable in his or her style of training.
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