dog training tips
Dog training takes time and effort. To be successful, use these dog training tips: Be a leader, be firm, be humane and give praise.
Dog training tips: Be a leader
Dogs are social, pack-oriented animals who respond best to a leader figure whether dog or human. The best pack leaders are the ones who are the most consistent. Dogs respond to consistency because they know they can trust the consistent leader. Consistent leaders don’t invite the dog onto the couch one day and punish him the next when he jumps on the couch without permission.
Dog training tip: Be firm
Good leaders are firm without being harsh. A good leader tells the dog to do something. He or she doesn’t shout at the dog, plead with the dog or scream at the dog to obey. The punctuation at the end of a good leader’s command is simply a period.
Dog training tip: Be humane
Third, the good leader is humane. He or she doesn’t punish the dog for mistakes that were made by the leader.
Dog training tip: Give praise
When the dog does something praiseworthy, the praise is delivered immediately. The good leader does not praise behaviors that are unwanted, no matter how unintentional the praise may be.
If the dog is showing fear, aggressiveness, or timidity, the good leader either ignores the behavior or tells the dog to knock it off. The good leader doesn’t praise, and, therefore, encourage the behavior, by stroking the dog, telling him it’s OK, you’re fine, etc., while the dog is acting out.