How To Train Your Dog - How To Train Your Dog
Tips on How To Train Your Dog:
When you bring dog home you need to find line of communication with him. It will allow him to understand what you expect of him and you will learn his language by observing his reaction. This will create bond between you and your dog for years to come. Do not expect that going for the training classes with your dog will teach him everything without your input. Training classes will actually teach you how to train your dog in basic commands such as sit, come, down, stay and how to walk on the leash. The actual training you will have to do on your own.
During first few days with your dog you will have to accustom him to his name. All the members of the household should use it in the same form. Use his name as often as you touch him, give him a food or toy to make him understand that this particular sound is associated with him and he has to put attention as something good is going to happen.
Once your new dog has settled into your home and responds to his name he is ready for his basic training. Before giving you advice on how to train your dog I should point out that training should occur in isolation. Any potential destruction such as music, TV, running children or other pets should be avoided to get dog’s full attention. Your dog’s training session should not last longer than the maximum of 20 minutes at a time, but it can be repeated up to three times a day if it is well spaced apart. Each lesson shall be dedicated to one or two commands and if your dog does as you require you should award him with lots of fuss. On the end of the session you should repeat some commands from previous session and end the lesson with some fun-time.
There are two basic methods teaching how to train your dog: one method is using just words and gestures and the other method is using a clicker. During lessons you should be patient, calm and consistent. Use always the same single words to allow dog to associate each word with the command. If dog is not reacting at first, help him gently with your hands and award him every time he gets it right.