Some Handy Puppy Training Tips
Training your puppy should be fun for both you and the puppy. You will quickly see that puppies have an astonishing ability to learn complex demands very easily and quickly. Below follows a few tips that you should keep in mind when training your puppy.
1. Start with training your puppy as soon as they arrive at your home. Although puppies should learn very quickly, there attention span will be relatively short, and you should therefore try to not spend more than 10 – 15 minutes on training twice daily.
2. Proceed with training when your puppy is relaxed, and when the atmosphere around the house is quiet. You should move the location for training to an increasingly more complex and more stimulating environment after your puppy has learned a response in one environment,. It is important for your puppy to be trained in each environment that you wish for them to react in.
3. Learning occurs more quickly if one person teaches the puppy first and then the other family members get drawn in. You should train the puppy using one-word commands like “come” and “sit down”. You should attempt not to use the puppy’s name in connection with the command, as too much verbal commands are puzzling and will slow down the learning process.
4. Reward suitable behavior as soon as doable after giving the command, but it is best within ½ second. Give respected rewards such as food, touch and praise your puppy every time they respond to a command. You will rapidly learn which reward is more appreciated by your puppy. As soon as the response is learned, give the rewards sporadically. This will produce quick learning and generate a more permanent response.
5. If your puppy does not succeed at any level of the training process, stop the training, do not reward your puppy and start the training process again, but at a simpler level. How consistently a puppy reacts to a command is a role of the degree of training. If a puppy reacts only when they feel like it, or when the environment is calm, you should start again and train more deeply.
6. You should be patient, and never punish your puppy. The contrary of reward is to not reward, and not punishment. A punishment that causes pain or exhilaration does not work and usually causes problems. Punishment may also get in the way of the bond between the owner and the animal. If the puppy is doing something that is unsuitable, you should distract the reward or use the reward for responding to a command which is unsuited with the unwanted behavior.
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Guaranteed Dog Training Methods
If you want to effectively train your dog, you must remember that dogs have personalities as well. This means that each dog is different. This is why dogs like and do things that seem un-dog like. For example, my friend’s dog likes bananas. It’s not like he was starving his dog or something. The dog just liked bananas. My point is that the techniques that we share with you will work differently with each dog because every dog has a different personality. So here are some of the pet care and training techniques you will learn.
Effective Dog Training
Your dog’s world is one of smells and action. They do not understand language like we do. So when you start training your puppy or dog, he may not respond to your command or praise. If this is the case, then you need to start using physical praise along with verbal praise for a few months. The physical praise can be in the form of a treat or petting. When your dog starts associating sounds like “Good Girl” or “Good Dog” with the treat, he will learn to recognize it later. After a while, you will notice that he responds to your voice.
Dog Training Using Praise
Your dog loves Praise and Attention. As odd as it may sound, dogs will do anything to get their master’s love and attention. Let me give you an example. A friend once came to me complaining about his mischievous dog. His dog would grab things like shoes and hats then run away with them. He would chew up slippers and shoes even though my friend bought him a variety of toys and treats. His dog would still be a nuisance.
What my friend did not realized is that the dog was trying to get his attention. He never praised his dog when he was doing the things he wanted him to do, such as playing with his toys. Therefore, the dog did things that caused my friend to yell and shout. Always remember to praise your dog for things that you want him to do and ignore him when he does the opposite.
Dog Training Using Toys
You don’t need to spend a small fortune buying toys for your dog. You can practically use anything as a toy. For example, you could use a small plastic bottle, an empty baby powder box, or a cardboard roll from toilet paper. Then categorize the toys into groups.
Category one toys are the ones he likes. Category two toys are the ones he loses interest in quickly. Category one toys are to be used in your dog training methods. Note: Interactive toys are the ones that require you to play with your dog. However, the isolation ones are those that he plays with by himself.
The toys should be put away after play is over and not left lying around. The toys lose their value if they are left lying around. Remember: Never pull a toy from your dog’s mouth. Let him take his time, chew it, and leave it.
Dog Training In Public Places
During your dog training sessions, your dog9 may exhibit fear or aggression when meeting strangers. You should discourage such behavior. Stop him by saying a firm “No” and pat or praise him when he stops. If your dog displays fear, be a little gentler with the “No,” but be firm. With a growling dog, be much more emphatic and stern with your “No!” However, always show love and affection when dog training.
German Shepherd Dog Training Essentials
The German Shepherd Dog is a very noble breed with excellent working abilities. These dogs are capable of performing long hours of physical exercise without showing signs of extreme exhaustion. They are often used as police dogs, guard dogs, search and rescue dogs and also therapy dogs. The German Shepherd Dog is one of the best examples of a perfect working dog.
The German Shepherd Dog is also one of the most popular family and pet dogs because of its many good properties. Owning a German Shepherd Dog comes along with a great responsibility to train the dog. It is very important that the owner shall at least do basic obedience with their dog. That includes sit and down on command, sit and down stays and loose leash heeling. The recall command is probably the most important command of all for any dog, but even more so with the German Shepherd Dog.
German Shepherds are very strong dogs and you do not want to be dragged around the block when you take it for a walk. You need to be in control. When you have visitors, you do not want your German Shepherd to jump up against your friends. It is essential that you start training your German Shepherd puppy the moment it arrives at your home. From day one you should establish the packing order. Your puppy should not for one moment get the idea that he must fulfil the role of alpha.
Things your German Shepherd puppy should not be allowed: ? Your puppy will be very cute and beautiful, they all are, but he should not be allowed on the bed or on the couch. ? He should not be allowed to play bite any human. If he wants to bite your hand, say “NO” in a growling voice and give him a chewable toy.
The most essential thing you should do with your GSD puppy: ? Your puppy should be well socialized especially the first few months of its life, but preferably for the rest of its life. Take him with you wherever you go. Let him meet other dogs, people and especially children
German Shepherd Dogs are such clever dogs and easily trainable and so willing to please their owners that it is really sad when owners do not train their dogs.
There are so many disciplines in which their dogs can excel for example: ? Obedience ? Tracking ? Protection work ? Agility ? Therapy work (depending on the temperament)
Which method should be used for training the German Shepherd Dog? It is wrongly believed that because the GSD is such a strong dog, that you should use strong and harsh methods to train the dog. Actually it is just the opposite. GSD’s are sensitive dogs and so clever that they learn very fast when you use positive reinforcement methods with lost of treats and praise. Clicker training is ideal for training any dog but also the GSD. You still have to be very firm especially when it is a male dog going through his hormonal phases, but the key is consistency and patience. If properly trained your German Shepherd will be a joy and companion for many years.
MS du Toit has been training dogs for ten years. Please visit her Dog Training Page at http://www.dogtrainingtipsforfree.com
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