When you teach your dog, you are actually teaching yourself a thing or two about dog training. I can say from personal experience, that you can teach a dog to do all kinds of tricks, and behavior changes, and become a loving and loyal companion, in as little as 7 days. And you are, after all, doing yourself a huge favor by doing so.
If your dog is already very intelligent and has already been trained for all kinds of tricks and behaviors, you can easily teach him new tricks with just a couple of sessions per week. And once he has been trained, you can do a lot with him in as little as 1.5 hours per day.
This is because you already know your dog inside and out. Your dog already knows how you feel and what you are doing. And he already knows what you want him to do, based on what you have taught him to do.
And just like any other human being, once they have been trained, they will behave however you want them to behave.
But first, you need to do a lot of training.
The best place to start training your dog, and getting good results, is at a puppy class. It can be done individually, or with a partner, or as a duo class. But the class is by far the best place to get good results, for a couple of reasons.
1. Your dog can be socialized with other dogs. Therefore, the more you teach him, the better he will get at dog training. And in return, he rewards you with new skills and behaviors.
2. The dog can be instructed to respond appropriately to hand signals and body language. And in return, you are getting rewards for the efforts you are putting into the class. This is very important because it teaches him what to do.
3. It is a good opportunity for you to bond with your dog and the other dogs. And it also teaches your dog to work with you and understands you.
4. Dog training is the best way to relieve stress. And again, in return, you will get your dog to rest and recover.
It takes just about just 7 days to accomplish a series of tricks with your dog. But it will take you a lot more than that to really teach them, and get the results you want. And they are not just for the owner. They are for the dog, too. You need him to be successful. However, to do it right, it is necessary to know the tricks you need to teach.
How To Train Your Dog To Do Tricks
This can be done in many ways and several different techniques. It can be done with the help of tricks, toys, or with your voice. It can be done while on a leash, or off a leash. So there are more ways to teach your dog the tricks you want, but there are also better ways to do it. And to really get the results you want, you need to do it right.
Some Tips To Help You Find The Best Way
First, you want to make sure that you give a reward when your dog accomplishes a trick. And the reward should be a simple treat. There are more effective ways, but treats are simple and effective.
Second, the number one reason dogs get distracted is by other dogs, or animals, or people. So you want to make sure to give the reward when other dogs pass. There are ways to eliminate your dog from distractions, but just be careful, that you do not send your dog off with too much excitement, that he can get overwhelmed and do not know how to handle it. You want to make sure that he does not get overwhelmed.
Third, few dogs master a few tricks and then quit. If you want your dog to really learn a trick, do not give in. Stick to it. Do not make a compromise. There are a few exceptions to this, but they are rare. Your reward should be kept around for life, in case your dog needs it, or you need it.
The last tip is, the more energy you expend trying to teach your dog tricks, the less energy you have to spend with any physical care. And this is good. For example, as you learn to open doors or cabinets or a suitcase, there are so many of these. You need to do it yourself, if possible, to save energy. If you need help, ask a dog trainer. Or, if you have difficulty, use a small crate and put your dog in it, and leave him for a couple of hours, but only when you will. Or, you could go to a library.
Once you have taken some of the guesswork out of the training aspect of obedience, it is time to see if your dog really is trained. Here, it is important to keep the same routine. You first teach your dog to respond to the sit command and reward him by giving him food. Then, when the food has gone down, give him a command, like ‘stay’, and reward him with the food. Gradually, you can be like you are having your dog sit, reward and stay, and that should be the basis for your training.
Obedience, which requires a high level of learning and patience, is quite a big deal. If your dog does not respond properly, do not punish him. There is a process to teaching your dog and correcting him. You can’t expect him to learn something that he has not gone through, what a trainer calls “processing”. The first thing he has to go through is learning. So, you could tell him what is wrong, make a little mistake, and fail. At this point, you are just repeating what has already been learned.
The best way to help your dog process is to praise him when he does something right. You may reward him with a bonus or some other type of tasty thing. Then, the next time he does something right, do not reward him. He will know that he has not processed it yet. If he does something wrong, not as much, it is time to give him a command. If he is doing something wrong, do not reward him, wait and make sure he has processed it. Then, reward him. If he goes wrong again, you may give him a command.
Then, after he has processed the wrong thing, and he understands that it is wrong, you can reward him. As you can see, this type of training will require a lot of patience, but he will learn. It is important to remember that your dog has to learn about positive reinforcement, not about negative reinforcement. When your dog gets something that he likes and he takes it outside, you may reward him for doing so.
The final step in the training is actually the training of your dog to respond to the sit command. Remember, do not punish your dog for not processing what you are saying. Do not give him commands when he does not respond. Reward him, if he stays, and, if he stays because he knows that he has processed something. In the end, he will work hard to process his treat or your reward. Repeat, work hard, and your dog will grow well.
Training him in the first place will be a challenge, but in the end, you will have a well-trained dog, that is well behaved and loved.