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How to learn Dog Training

Updated on January 18, 2013

Ins and outs to learn dog training

Are you planning to have a dog for the first time? If the answer to this question is a yes, then you need to learn dog training. The skills often take time to perfect but are achievable. To begin this, you need to find yourself a puppy. This owes to the fact that puppies are easier to train than older dogs. Puppies have immature habits. They also learn very fast. Older dogs on the other hand posses mature habits that are so hard to change. The first thing you need to learn is how to train a dog to follow commands. Usually, the first commands to train a dog are how to come, stay, sit and lie. For a dog to successfully learn these, it would take consistency on your part. It is thus important that you make some little time everyday for the training

Learn In Details About Dog Training

Learn In Details About Dog Training
Learn In Details About Dog Training

The following are ways to train the dog on various commands:

You can use those in your way to train your dog

Commanding the dog to sit - You would first need to have your dog stand. It would be hilarious and impractical to train your dog to sit when it is already seated. When the dog is standing, tell it to sit as you pat its lower back. This patting should be gentle. Once the dog is seated reward it with a small treat. Repeat this a few minutes afterwards. This should be done every day until it learns to sit.

Commanding the dog to stay - After the dog has learn to sit, you need move to the stay command. To begin this, you will have to make the dog follow you as you walk. After a short length, stand and tell it to stay. You should do this as you show it the palm of your hand. In the event that it obeys the order, reward it. Repeat this over and over for the rest of the training time. Your dog should fully learn this within a week.

Commanding the dog to come - You should perform this only after your dog has learn to sit and stay. Therefore, you should first refresh the dog's knowledge of the commands. After this, tell the dog to stay. Then, start walking and tell it to come as you pull the lead. If it does so, pat it and reward it with a treat. Rewarding it makes it grasp the skill even more. After a few days of the same training the dog should fully understand the command.

Commanding the dog to lie - This should be taught after the dog is familiar with all the above commands. You need to start by telling the dog to sit. Put your hands on the ground in front of it as you tell it to lie. If this doesn't work, hold your hand on the ground and use your other hand to gently pat its head. Reward the dog if is follows the order. Just like the above cases, do it over and over.

In conclusion, to learn dog training, you need to start with the above commands. After mastering these skills, you can move on to more complicated ones.

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      sallydavies 4 years ago

      We have dogs and we learnt that dogs are pack animals and we have to be perceived as the leader of the pack. Stuff like we walk through doors before the dogs ensure they know who is boss. ;) I love dogs, love to hug them, but at other times they need a strong authority figure to follow. They need a system to follow. Their minds work like ours a little...through habit and repetition...Pavlovian conditioning.

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      Great tips! Thanks for sharing!

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      RinchenChodron 4 years ago

      Yes, patience and consistency are vital.

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      Masterdevin123 4 years ago

      Great lens, loved it all!!! Compare it to mine on basic dog training...

      https://hubpages.com/animals/how-to-teach-your-dog...

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      jweaver@2915aol.com 2 years ago

      Dog barking nobody gets sleep she is a 12 week basset

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      amy 2 years ago

      I have a one year old dutch shepherd and a 5 month old mastiff....both very well trained. These are great tips. As far as the barking...I have learned you can train a dog to be quiet. I actually have my dogs trained to be quiet and to tiptoe down the stairs in our common areas where we live. Unfortunately for a puppy it is very common..its most of their communication at a young age...when its done because they aren't getting their way ignoring the bahavior is the best bet. But learn their bark. They have a different tone in their bark for different things.

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