Here are some tips you can use to keep your pet dog
Can’t teach an old dog
– You have to start training your pet dog as
early as possible. This is because of the fact that the earlier a pet dog learns a trick, the faster they
will be able to learn it. This doesn’t just apply to tricks. It also applies to general behaviour. When your
pet dog is still just a puppy, you need to start training it. This way, the behavioural training that you
give it will be ingrained into the pet dog’s brain. This way, proper behaviour becomes almost instinctive to
the pet dog.
Use, don’t abuse – Various training methods are made available for you by various
experts. However, there’s one thing you should know: they only work with proper use. Some people make use of the
leash or of the crate to abuse their animals. What you need to know is that each method of training can only be
effective if used in a way that will not harm the animals. You need to be firm but gentle with your animal when you
are trying to train it. Use the various implements humanely in such a manner that will encourage your dog to behave
well and not scare it from behaving badly.
Habit inside, habit outside
– Before taking your pet dog outside, try to observe
its behaviour inside. This will give you a clue as to how the pet dog will act outside the house. Many people say
that a dog’s behaviour inside a house is very different from the way that the same dog will act in outside
environments. This is not true. By observing the inside behaviour of your pet dog, you will realize how it will
respond to you outside. If your pet dog does not listen to your commands inside the house, how can you expect it to
listen to your commands outside the house where there are things a lot more interesting to a dog than your commands
Keep your temper – Training a pet dog can understandably be very frustrating.
However, you should not lose your temper. Negative actions such as hitting or shouting at your dog will not
accomplish anything positive. Sometimes, we have a tendency to take out our frustrations on helpless pets. Do not
blame your problems on the dog. If you know that you are having a bad day, do not even think about training your
dog. All that you might get from the ordeal is a bad case of hyperacidity. Your dog will learn nothing and that
would only increase your frustration.
Timing – Timing is always important. You need to make corrections
regarding your pet dog’s behaviour while those corrections are still relevant. If you praise or correct with the
wrong timing, you would only end up confusing the dog. Actually, the best timing you can use is to correct the pet
dog before he or she even starts to misbehave.
These tips can help you a lot in keeping your pet dog’s
behaviour in check. By following these tips, you can make training your dog an easy task.