Some of The Best Dog Training Tips I Can Offer

Posted: May 23, 2014 in Dog Behavior, Puppy Training
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I try to provide the best information and dog training tips to help you get the training results you want with as little fuss as possible. This tip that I will share with you today is one best dog training tips I can offer.

Let me ask you a question.

If you give your dog a command are you sure he will obey?

If you answered no, then my response is why bother to ask your dog to do something if you are not confident in his ability to complete the task. This is counter productive and quite frankly a waste of your time, not to mention very confusing to your dog.

If your dog is not properly trained to do as you ask without fail, then there are some steps you can take to make sure you are setting your dog up for success and not failure.

Take this scenario for example

You let your dog out in the morning to pee and roam around the back yard off leash while you get your coffee and prepare to get to work. It’s five minutes before you have to leave so you call your dog to come, and he just ignores you and continues to sniff the ground and do doggie stuff.

What can you do?

There are a couple of things you could do instead of continue to yell and get more frustrated, only to have your dog try harder to keep away from you.

1. Grab a high value food reward such as chicken, beef, hot dog, or cheese. Walk calmly over to your dog and let him smell it. Even if you have to stick the treat right under his nose to get him to notice it, call him to come,then just as calmly walk back to the house.

99 dogs out of 100 will follow you.

With time your dog will learn that it is in his best interest to come when you call.

2. Put a long lead on your dog and if they refuse to come when called, gently reel them in, and give a reward when they get to you.

Training your dog to obey your commands without fail is something you have to work for, you need to be prepared to take baby steps and put in the hard work to win the prize.

Set your dog up to succeed

In order for your dog to succeed you must make it as easy as possible. There are keys to successful training, and here are a couple of them.

1. Motivation…Your dog must be motivated to do the task at hand. For example,. if your dog is hungry then he will be very motivated to work for his lunch, so training before meals will increase the likelihood of having a compliant dog.

If you find your dog is not fussy about his dry kibble as a reward, and is only half arsing his way through, then try using a piece of sausage now and again and see the difference in your dogs attention levels and eagerness to perform.

2. Take control of your dogs environment… there are many ways to use the environment to help aid you and ensure your dog will succeed. For example,.. if your puppy likes to chew things, then make sure there are only chew appropriate toys available in your puppy’s environment.

Put you valuables away until you are sure he is trained on what’s off-limits. You can always put them back in time.

If he has accidents on the floor, use a crate to train him on where and when he can do his business.

When you always set your dog up to succeed your training will be more effective and enjoyable, for both you and your dog.

When your dog succeeds, you succeed. That is the best dog training tip I can offer.

That’s all for today,

if you found this post helpful, please share it with a friend and leave a comment and tell me what you think. I’d love to hear from you.

Good luck, and good training

Harley

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Comments
  1. Brian says:

    It’s great to read this useful post on dog training.
    I have a question though. How do you work with an older
    dog?

    Like

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