Encourage Postive behaviour in your Dog
Training and teaching your dog can be a very rewarding way of building a loving relationship with your dog. In this post, I am going to cover areas I wished I would have trained my dogs at an early age.
Benefits of training your dog?
It is always beneficial to teach your dog basic commands. Like sit, paw or when not to do something.
Naturally, dogs are intelligent and love to learn new things.
Reward Postive Behaviour
You should always look to reward your dog when training them. It works well to reward your dog with a favorite toy, a tasty treat or just joys of praise.
Positive behavior is also known as constructive discipline works the same way as negative behavior. Here are ways you can teach your dog positive behavior without installing fear into them.
A dog's mentality is key to this type of training. Theory suggests your dog interprets its family as her pack. If your dog sees themselves as the alpha you need to train her to submit to you as the alpha.
When you understand your dog's body language, you must respond accordingly.
With alpha training, your dog learns that she cannot go on the seat, bed or any other furniture in your home. Your dog must learn at a young age that you hold the authority in the house.
As the name suggests, the mirror training technique provides your dog with a model of a well-behaved dog. If you have a friend with an older dog this could be a good example for your dog to follow.
If your dog sees another dog being rewarded for something he is not doing, he may then look to copy, to reap the rewards as well.
A clicker is a device that makes a sharp quick noise. When your dog accomplishes a task, the clicker is used to signal her.
A click signifies a reward for your dog, this is the first thing your dog learns during his training. The biggest advantage of clicker training is that at the exact moment your dog executes a command, she is signaled using the clicker. This way, your dog associates good behavior with a click and knows what follows is a reward.
A trainer can complement the use of a clicker with some verbal commands. These should be simple commands your dog can learn without much difficulty.
I hope you have learned and enjoyed this blog post. Feel free to get in contact with any questions or queries! We are trying to build an army of dog lovers.
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