Published at Wednesday, 22 May 2019. Dog Training. By Dariell Lemaire.
Advanced Dog Training – The next type of course is known as the advanced dog training course. Again this course will be using elements of the previous course to build upon what the dog owner and dog have learned up to that time. This level of training will be much more detailed. Typically your dog will be taught how to sit without you in his field of vision. This course can last up to 10 weeks and should only be attempted by those owners and dogs that have completed their intermediate training. On this course you can expect your dog to be trained to walk beside their owners off the leash. This training course prepares the dog and his owner to take the Canine Good Citizen training course.
Take housetraining, for example. The two methods approach the task in significantly different ways. There are a multitude of places a dog could relieve himself inside the house, and they're all unacceptable. If you used aversive training techniques, you'd need to wait for your dog to eliminate somewhere in the house and then correct him when he does. Think about this for a minute. Isn't it unfair to punish your dog before he's had a chance to learn your rules? And, you need to realize that using this method for housetraining can require numerous corrections and a lot of time. Isn't it quicker, easier and more effective to simply show your dog the right place to relieve himself and then reward him when he uses it?
The Sit Command – This is the most common and basic command to teach your dog and probably should be the first thing you teach him. Using a treat as a reward for good behavior works well for most training. You will need a leash attached to your dog's collar to hold him steady. Show your dog a treat that you have in your hand and hold it over his head causing him to look up, and then say ”Sit”. Sometimes, just by holding the treat over his head your dog will automatically sit. If he does not sit, place your other hand on your dog's rear and gently press down saying ”Sit”. Once he does sit, reward him immediately with the treat and praise him by saying ”Good Boy” in a happy voice and pet him vigorously showing him you are pleased with his response to your ”Sit” command. It's important to reward him immediately after he responds correctly, so he knows why he is receiving the reward.
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