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Basic Dog Obedience Tips You Can Chew On!
Try These Basic Dog Obedience Tips So You Can Say, "Good Dog"
Let's face it, we all want our canine buddies to behave in a certain way. But guess what? It takes dog obedience training to get our dogs to respond to what we are asking them to do.
Whether you've just brought home a new puppy or you're adopting an older dog, the earlier you start training your dog, the better.
If you want to reinforce good behavior and/or stop bad behavior in your pooch, there are a number of things you can do. And, these basic dog obedience tips can help . . .
7 Basic Dog Obedience Tips
#1: Watch Your Tone
Use a firm, kind voice when training your dog. Their hearing is much more acute than ours so yelling at your dog will not make him do things any better.
#2: Keep It Short
Don't train your dog for longer than fifteen minutes at a time. Like a child, a dog's concentration span is shorter than an adult's.
#3: Keep It Simple
Work out several single syllable commands you will use with your dog. Dogs don't speak English so you need to keep your commands simple and consistent throughout the family. Words such as "heel", "go", "stay", "down", "off" are all common terms used when teaching dogs obedience.
#4: Praise and Reward
When you give your dog a command, don't reward him until he does the right thing. Reward him immediately he gives the correct response.
#5: Practice Positive Reinforcement
Always use positive reinforcement when your dog does the right thing. When teaching them obedience commands such as "sit" or "stay", reward them with affection, encouraging words such as "good boy", food treats or play.
#6: Make Learning FUN!
Dogs love games, so if possible, employ game playing into your obedience training sessions. This way, your training sessions will become their favorite time of the day.
#7: Admonish Appropriately
If you need to punish your dog for incorrect behavior, you must give the punishment immediately after the act has taken place. If you leave it a few seconds to give the punishment, your dog won't know what he is being disciplined for. He will not link his bad act with the punishment and will become confused and even fearful.
Dog Obedience Training Requires
A whole lot of
PATIENCE (on your part)
and an effective
Dog Obedience Training PLAN