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Dog Training Devices
It can be difficult for many dog owners to stop dog barking. Find me an owner of a dog that barks incessantly and you will find a person who has strained relationships with family, friends, neighbors, and even local police, especially if your town or city has a noise ordinance.
What can a dog owner do to stop dog barking? One easy way is through corrective training. This training requires the owner to wait for his dog to bark and then take decisive and immediate corrective action. Ultimately, corrective action helps the dog associate an unpleasant consequence due to his barking. Once the dog makes this connection, he is less likely to bark because he will want to avoid the unpleasant consequence.
Loud noises and bark collars are two forms of corrective action. Making a loud noise every time your dog barks is a good way to teach your dog not to bark. You can use almost anything to make a loud and unpleasant sound for your dog to hear – clap your hands, drop a book on a table, shake a coffee tin full of nails or pennies. The dog owner who remains consistent with using loud noises may find that his dog learns to stop barking to avoid the loud noise or, at a minimum, will bark a lot less.
Dog owners and trainers also use bark collars to stop dog barking. These collars basically look like regular collars, except they have a small box that causes a corrective action when it senses the dog barking. This corrective action may be an unpleasant sound, a mild shock to the dog’s neck, or the release of citronella, a citrus scent. Just like unpleasant noises, the bark collar’s corrective measures are unappealing as well. In due time, the dog will learn that his barking is the cause of the corrective measure, thus will curtail his barking to prevent unpleasant consequences.
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Dog Obedience Training Explored
Dog obedience is a must if you want to own a dog. You must expect that it must be a well behaved one. But a dog can never be trained with its own efforts. You must come forward to teach it how it behaves. It is not an easy task and you can never expect the result overnight. It is patience and endurance that pay. To make your dog obedient you have you have to follow some measures that may be of great help to you.
Since time immemorial dog is the faithful friend of man. In the early stages there was no mechanism. Then how the dogs learnt obedience? Actually the dogs have the power of assimilating the training of their masters. It is latent within them. All you have to do is to arouse the sense of obedience.
To seek dog obedience you must come forward with positive outlook. You need patience. The dog can never be obedient overnight. It needs proper training to be honed. If you can prove yourself a friendly master the dog is sure to be obedient. If you fail to make your dog obedient you are sure to be in trouble at home and outside. If a dog finds that its master is friendly to it, it is ready to show you gratitude and joy. It will try its best to be obedient in a gradual manner.
Everything depends on your approach. If your approach is sincere you must taste the essence of success. If you are casual you are sure to be engulfed in the gulf of despair. Your mode of training can make a puppy obedient. Again your constant effort may prove hard when you try to train a dog that is obstinate since its birth due to its pedigree. You must not lose heart to train such types of dogs. If you actually seek dog obedience you have to work hard. You must have strength of mind and of course patience.
If you have not the strength or if you lack patience you may hire a dog trainer or take your dog to the dog training schools. Your ultimate goal should be to make your dog obedient. It must respond to your commands and abide by the instructions of the other members of your family. You have to keep it in mind that only a well behaved dog can offer you perfect pleasure. A true friendship is bridged when you have a well behaved dog by your side.
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1. Make training time fun. Training time should be a chance to spend quality time with your pet. It is important that you and your pet both enjoy your time together.
2. Keep training times short and sweet as young animals have a short attention span. Several short, rewarding sessions each day are better than a long, frustrating one.
3. End on a high note with lots of praise, pats and treats. Try to time it so your pet obeys a command properly at the end of the session. You may want to finish on an easier command in order to finish well but it will give you and your pet a feeling of achievement.
4. Never hit your pup. He will be confused and afraid if he is beaten. It will not teach him to obey and you will lose his trust.
5. Be consistent with your commands. If you let your pup jump on you at home but not at training, he will become confused. He must do as he is told all of the time, not just when you find it convenient.
6. Make it a daily practice to go through the commands you have taught your pup. Many dogs, especially pups, have short-term memory retention and are prone to forgetting. It gives you a chance to spend time together too.
7. Use a clear, firm voice when giving commands. You need to get your pup’s attention even if there are distractions around them. Use the same command every time for the required behaviour. If you wanted the pup to sit, you should always use the same word. Do not say ‘sit’ sometimes and ‘sit down’ other times.
8. Short clear commands work best. A short, clear command of ‘sit’ will be more effective than ‘please, darling sit down now for mummy’.
9. The word “NO” in a clear, firm voice is enough to punish most dogs. It is a survival instinct for a dog to obey the pack leader. It is hard-wired into their brains. If you indicate disapproval, for instance by saying ‘NO’ in a loud, clear tone, your dog will quickly realise he is doing something wrong. Use the same command every time and you will soon have him trained to stop whenever he hears it.
10. Use lots of praise and reward good behaviour. It is better to skip a training session or to postpone it if you are in a bad mood. Always praise good behaviour. Make training a fun, rewarding experience for the both of you and you will be rewarded by having a well behaved, loving companion.
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