The Importance of Dog Training Basics

Before anyone embarks on training their dog, there are some basic training facts that they should acquaint themselves with. We aim to show you some proven dog training basics that hopefully allow the experience to be rewarding for you and your dog.

The first thing you must remember is that you are the boss. Dogs are pack animals by nature and will adhere to the ‘leader’ of that pack. To train your dog properly, you first need to establish that you are the leader early in your relationship.girlanddog

Naturally some breeds of dog are more aggressive in their desire to be the leader themselves, other dogs are not so forceful. Nonetheless you must demonstrate that you are the leader and in control. Your dog will test that control absolutely. He will try to push your willpower in this manner. There is no reason to be physically abusive to your dog in order to get control, it’s accomplished by your actions and your will must be stronger than your dog’s.

Training a young dog is akin to a child. You must be consistent at all times. Today, if you say no, then tomorrow you mean no and so on. Try to set a timetable and a specific time each day for training. Your dog will come to expect it and look forward to it.

Start training the basics. For many dogs, the sit command is a great place to start. Work on this command each day until your dog has it down perfectly before you move on to the next command.

Patience is a virtue as they say and I know that saying is easy but having it, not so easy. However you must be patient, when he obeys a command correctly you must give him praise. Actually as you go along , you will find that he wants to please and enjoys the praise when he has done something right. Not a good idea to punish or shout at him, you will not achieve much that way.

At first, try working on training every day. As your dog starts to learn more commands, you can take a day off here and there but training should always be a part of your relationship with your dog.

The relationship that develops between dog and owner when the training is done properly is something to be proud of and cherished.The time and patience that you have shown will be rewarded with a lovely calm and well behaved dog that you can be proud of.

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