Training Your Dog
Make your dog understand
what is expected of him. Dogs like to please you.
Always praise your dog for
its good behavior. Physical punishment is not recommended,
as it is not as effective as praise and encouragement.
No treat should be awarded, if the dog does not follow the
Training can be done by yourself or a professional.
There are two types of training:
car chasing, climbing on furniture, and
are just a few examples of undesired behaviors. Behavioral
training prevents bad habits that your dog may develop. This
training also can correct bad habits that your dog already
developed. It is very important to be consistent during the
Obedience training is training the dog to obey certain
commands such as sit, stay, and come. Practice sit, stay and
come in a safe area such as in your backyard, which is
Train your dog with these commands several times a day for
Train your dog two or three times a day, and spend ten to
fifteen minutes in each session.
This will need to be done over weeks, and the sessions
should be short and frequent. Do not do this for a long
period of time. Dogs learn better with lots of short
sessions rather than a long one. Ten 1-minute sessions are
much better than the one hour long session.
Remain consistent. Do not allow your dog to do something one
day and not the next, as this will confuse your dog.
Training your dog right before meals will help the dog to
associate its meal with a reward for the training. This
would make your dog more interested in the food treat that
you use in your training session.
Stop the training, if you become frustrated. Remember that
dogs can read human emotions, and
dogs know how you are
can sense frustration,
and they may learn to dislike the training sessions, as they
associate training with a negative feeling coming from you.
If you get frustrated, stop and try again later.
Remember not to get impatient, as you most probably have to
repeat the command many times.
Stay positive, and take the time to play with your dog
during the training sessions, when the dog follows your
command correctly, praise and reward your dog. This will
teach your dog that following commands is happy, fun and