Everything You Need To Know About Dog Training
Many people either believes that dog training is hard or believes that some dogs are simply not trainable. The truth of the matter is that all dogs are trainable and it certainly does not need to be hard work making both these views wrong. In order to get the training of your dog right, we need to explore some things you need to do.
If within a reasonable amount of time you manage to pass on the essential dog skill to your pooch, then you will be deemed to have gotten the training of your dog right.
Of course, if you are taking too long to pass on a certain skills to the dog, finding it impossible to inculcate certain skill in the dog or your dog keeps forgetting skill taught to him or her, it does not necessarily mean that you are not doing things well. Two variables are at play here which are your skills, aptitude and dedication as a dog trainer and the other is the dog’s natural ability, which you need to take keep in mind.
So that the skills you want to pass on to him or her are also adopted alongside those basic canine life skills, the best time to start training a dog would be when he or she is learning basic life skill. That way the required behaviors would be part of the dog’s personality because they would be more deeply ingrained in him or her. The biggest reward you can give to a dog is attention and conversely, the biggest punishment you can give to a dog is deprivation of attention. Reward him or her with attention when he behaves accordingly while also punishing him or her when he or she fails to behave accordingly if you need to simulate or illustrate it to him or her if you want to get your dog to pick a certain behavior.
However, what you must not do is to hit the dog as a form of punishment or correction for the simple reason that the dog does not understand that being hit is a form of punishment. You hitting your dog will only make your dog think of you being violent to him or her. Rather than hitting him or her, if the dog keeps on things like running to the road or messing up neighbor’s stuff, you would be better advised to find ways of restraining his or her movements.
Sending mixed signals is one of the worst things you can do in the course of training a dog because once a dog gets confused, it becomes very hard to train him or her.