Dog Training Methods

When you say “sit” does your dog present you with that “there’s no way I’m going to do what you say” look? When you’re taking him for a walk does he tug and pull and make you half run to the park? If you feel that you would have to answer yes to one or more of the above questions, seriously contemplate training your dog. Dog training is harmless to the dog and will make your life and your relationship with your dog a whole lot better.
I would like to share with you one training method which I personally use. I call it the “nothing in life is free technique”. It basically works on the fact that nothing is free, your dog has to do something to get something in return. For example if he wants food he has to remain seated until you make his dinner, or if you want to talk him for a walk then he has to lie down until you put his leash and collar on. These training techniques all are based on the fact that your dog will realize to get what he wants he has to do what you are telling him to do. What if he doesn’t do it? You would simply walk away. Don’t loose your temper, just walk away and try again later. He will get the message that you are the one in charge.
When a dog is born it will obey its mother, or whoever it feels is in charge of their pack. When he first joins a family he starts to act dominant. He tries to be leader of the house. You need to ensure that this does not happen and that he knows clearly who is in charge at all times. He knows he doesn’t have to be aggressive to try to gain control. They’ll sometimes try and play on sympathy to get what they require. It is of paramount importance that you never give in.
When it comes to kids, dog’s see them more as playmates than masters as children can get down to their height and play with them, under adult supervision when your child gets to around the age of nine you can start to teach them to use dog training techniques so they can show the dog that when they ask him to do something he has to listen to them, not just listen to you.
Dog training can most importantly be fund for you and dog, so ensure it is!

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