Well behaved dog
Well behaved dog
It’s very hard to say no to your dog when they look at you so lovingly. Dogs don’t miss curfews or talk down to their owners, so why not give them a bite of your dinner? A scrap of the table will turn them into eternal beggars at the table. Successful learning depends on consistency.
A responsible owner must control their dog in all situations. The trainer’s tone of voice elicits a response from typical pet dogs. A low, deep voice can mean the dog has done something wrong, and a high-pitched singing tone creates tail-wagging excitement. Speaking in an angry voice can be counterproductive. Establish your status as a leader with a firm voice and strong body posture as you wait for your dog to obey your command.
For dogs that are reluctant learners, using a collar and leash in training can be helpful. A choke chain collar can be used in conjunction with a leash. Use a choke collar with smooth, rounded edges for superior comfort, smooth operation and safety—no sharp points or rough edges that can chafe your dog’s skin or snag fur. To properly fit choke collars, measure the circumference of your pet’s neck and add 2″ – 3″.
Some trainers prefer a martingale collar. These collars provide the convenience of adjustable sizing with the safety of a limited throttle collar range of action. The size of the collar is adjusted by applying pressure to the leash. The limited closure ensures that the collar will not injure pets.
Using a dog leash and either a choke collar or collar, command the dog to sit/stay and release the leash. Then command the dog to come. If the dog does not come, pull the leash slightly while giving the command again.
Leash training with retention collars also teaches your dog not to pull while you walk him. If your dog is controlling you by pulling, quickly pull the leash aside. This is an effective and harmless dog tutorial that will make walking your dog a pleasant experience. Remember that you are the leader of the pack and must control your dog.
Sometimes hand gestures or visual commands are used in the early stages of training a dog. When you’re in a park and there’s a lot of noise and distractions, visual command is extremely effective. For example, the universal hand signal for the command come is to fully extend your arms horizontally on each side, then bring them to meet in front of your belly.
Speak your dog’s language. Whether it’s through hand gestures or verbal commands, a dog is eager to please its owner. Being praised and rewarded when they behave appropriately is part of the learning curve.