Published at Thursday, 23 May 2019. Dog Training. By Sennet Baron.
It is strongly advisable that you properly prepare your self and have an idea of what's to be expected when training your dog. Many types of dogs have different needs so it would be helpful to perform a little research about your dogs breed before you commence training. After thorough research and you feel that you're ready, then you can begin training your d. Dog training is split into two categories; behavior training and obedience training. Behavior training is when you are stopping or fixing unwanted tendencies in your dog like nipping, biting, chewing, whining, excessive barking, jumping, chasing cars, climbing on furniture, digging holes, etc. Obedience training is when you are training your dog to perform specific actions and commands. The objective is to get your dog to obey the commands and do them when requested every time. These instructions include the simple sit, come, heel, down, and many more.
The Lie Down Command – Once your dog has mastered the sit command, you can progress to the ”Lie Down” command. A treat is also used to accomplish this. First ask your dog to ”Sit”. Do not give him a treat for sitting. While he is in the sitting position you should have a treat in your hand and hold it in front of him, very close to the floor and say ”Lie Down”. If necessary place your other hand on your dogs shoulders and gently press down until your dog lies down or give him a gentle tug downward on his leash. Once your dog lies down, reward him immediately with a treat and say ”Good Boy” in a happy voice and pet him vigorously showing him you are pleased with his response to your ”Lie Down” command. The tone of your voice is important to let your pet know you are pleased with his response to your command.
Communication Begins with Attention. Possibly the most fundamental form of communication is your attention. This is true whether you are teaching some new skill, practicing an old one, or refining an advanced behavior. When you give your attention to something your dog does – through touch, voice, eye contact, smiling, or laughter – you draw attention to the behavior. This tells your dog that you find the behavior worthy of interest. Dogs, being sociable creatures, find most interaction and attention reinforcing. They value it, and will work to get it – and this is not even considering whether or not the dog finds the behavior reinforcing in and of itself. So when training, keep in mind that you don't have to actively reward a behavior to reinforce it.
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