Guides On How To Train Your Dog
Believing that dog training is hard and some dogs are simply not trainable are many people. However, both these views are wrong and the truth of the matter is that all dogs are trainable and dog training does not have to be hard work. 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, it does not necessarily mean that you are not doing things well 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 if the dog keeps on forgetting skill being taught to them. 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. What you can give to a dog is attention and conversely, what you can deprive as a punishment to your dog is also 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.
As a form of punishment, hitting your dog should not be something you should do for the simple reason that the dog would not understand being hit is a form of punishment. If you hit your pooch, your dog will only think that you are 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.