Starting Your Dog Training
Dogs are enjoyable and fun to have around, unless they don’t listen to you. It is imperative that you train your dog so that you dog knows what you expect, and so that you have a full head of hair at the end of the day and have not pulled it all out! That is why “how do I train my dog” rolls through the minds of many dog owners on a daily basis.
Training your dog can be fun for both you and your pet. It creates a lifetime bond and a pet that will follow direction. Training your dog might save his/her life in an emergency situation.
You cannot have a dog training program unless you teach your dog commands. Consistency is key; if you are not consistent the commands that you teach your dog will not know what you want and will be confused. This might appear as a behavior problem, when in reality it is just that your poor dog is “Clueless”. Make sure that you work on only one command at a time. 10 minutes with one command, take a break, then you can work on another command. Only do a couple at a time so that your dog learns them.
Make sure that those who are around the dog know what commands you are using, and teach them to use the commands with the dog. In no case should you use negative reinforcement in your dog training. Your dog is doing his/her best to try to please you. Your dog WANTS to please you. Do not make the mistake of yelling at, or hitting your dog. Your dog is learning, and some dogs take more time to learn things than do others.
To answer the question “How to Train My Dog,” is not difficult. Training your dog is a matter of rewarding your dog with a treat or praise when it gives you the correct response to your command (if it doesn’t respond correctly, just do it again), and be consistent with the training. Try to do it the same times every day, several times a day.