If you want your dog to be obedient and if you’re looking to spend some fun time with it, you’re going to need to make sure that it’s trained properly from the very beginning. If you don’t act like a leader they would take on the alpha role and try and boss you around. Therefore, from the very start you must make sure that you let them know that you’re the leader in the pack.
Positive Reinforcement helps a lotPositive reinforcement doesn’t just work on dogs, but all animals. This is the reason most professional dog trainers make use of this technique when training your dogs.
Whenever a dog does something that you wanted it to do, you must praise it and if possible offer it a treat. However, if it does something wrong you must shout at it and refuse to offer it any kind of treats.
You’re not going to be sure as to what motivates your dog the most. Is it a gentle pat on the head or is it a treat that does the trick? Well, each dog is different and therefore you need to find out what works on your dog.
Everything needs to be earnedWe all know that nothing in life is free and therefore you must make sure that your dog is well versed with this basic fact. If you feed your dog and they turn their bowl upside down for instance, you must make them sit in a corner until they’ve realized why they’ve been sent there.
Also, if they act stubborn you should not offer them their dinner on a certain day. But refusing to feed them could be a bad thing too, therefore you could try giving them something they don’t like if they’ve been a bad dog.
Redirect the energyDogs especially puppies are really active and have a lot of energy that they would use on things that you don’t like such as spoiling your furniture and breaking things in your house.
Therefore, you must make sure that you don’t get rid of this energy and instead try and convert it into something that you like such as guarding your house, fetching your newspaper or best of all – playing with you!
There’s not a lot that you could do when it comes to training dog, the only thing that’s in your hands is the ability to redirect energy and actions into something that’s desired.