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The Best Ways to Train Your Dog


Training your dog isn't exactly simple. Dogs can be stubborn and not willing to learn, however, it is important that your dog is trained properly to ensure proper behavior and good habits. Have no fear - we've done the research for you to find the best tips and tricks for properly and effectively training your dog.

Cocker Spaniel

When you first start training your dog, it is essential to know how your dog learns. Dogs learn through immediate consequences of their behavior so it is key to reward behaviors you like and don't reward behaviors you don't like.

When teaching your dog new skills, keep training sessions short and sweet. Dogs have short attention spans so the ideal length for training sessions is fifteen minutes or less.

Also, be patient with your dog! It will take time to train your dog properly and adequately. Training your dog can be fun for both you and your companion - keep working hard and be patient and persistent and the hard work will pay off!

Keep in mind that consistency is key- get as many family members and friends involved so everyone is on the same page and working towards the same goal of training your dog. Use the same commansd consistently to avoid confusion for your dog.

Positive Reinforcement Training

Positive reinforcement training is very helpful when it comes to effectively training your dog. This type of training uses praise and/or treats to reward your dog for doing the right thing. The reward will make your dog more likely to repeat this good behavior.

But, timing is very important with this so they can associate the reward with the proper behavior.

Keep the commands short and simple to avoid confusion for your dog. Here are some of the most commonly used commands:

  • Sit
  • Stay
  • Down
  • Off
  • Come
  • Heel
  • Leave it
  • Stand
  • Watch me

These tips and tricks aim to help you learn the proper methods of effective dog training. Following this advice can get you and your dog moving in the right direction. Happy dog, happy human - what could be better?

Sources:


http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/dogs/tips/dog_training_positive_reinforcement.html

https://www.petfinder.com/dogs/dog-training/dog-training-tips/

https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/virtual-pet-behaviorist/dog-behavior/training-your-dog