Dog training, How to Completely Train Your Dog   

Business Ideas

When it comes to training your dog, you need to be consistent with your expectations and ensure that you know what you can expect and how hard you can push them. These majestic animals have been trained by humans for thousands of years, but they do have their limits and some breeds are smarter than others. Starting small and managing expectations will ensure that you have a well behaved pooch when you are done training, while expecting too much and pushing too hard may lead to stress and aggression. Here are some of the best ways to get your dog ready to learn and to teach them new things.

Clicker Training

Clicker training is one of the most well known training methods. In essence you use a small clicker and make a sound each time you give a command and each time the command is followed. The animal hears the clicker and knows it is time to listen and also hears the sound it makes when they behave appropriately. This gives them clearer instructions than just using words and allows them to learn very quickly. This is particularly useful when combined with small treats.

Breed Specific Training

Some breeds have been bred to be better at agility, herding, or even for better senses of smell. Find out what your breed is best at and focus on this as their main training type. This ensures that they will go farther in their training and also establishes a sense of pride in a job well done. A dog that feels that they are doing well in their training will be more willing to learn harder tricks.

Ongoing Daily Training

Make sure that you keep training your animal throughout the day and that you take time each and every day to make sure that they are keeping up with their routine. Generally you will want both an established time for training and then smaller sessions that reinforce that they have learned throughout the day. In this way your dog can look forward to learning something new, but will also be on the lookout for points during the day where they are expected to recall what they have learned. Try to associate tricks and expectations with certain times of the day and you will find that your animal will quickly learn even the hardest of tricks.

Varying Rewards

Switch up what you offer your dog from day to day or week to week. Just because they like a certain treat when you first begin training doesn’t mean that they will always like it. Some treats will also have a higher value to your dog, these treats should be used when first learning a trick to ensure that they are more eager to learn, then transition to lower value treats for subsequent training. When you switch up the rewards your dog doesn’t get bored as easily and they don’t feel like training is predictable, which motivates them to work harder.

Rewards don’t have to be food, you can also reward your dog with experiences or toys. While most animals are very food motivated, time with you and new experiences will generally be considered very good rewards. When you choose alternative rewards make sure that you are excited and that they know they have done a good job when they receive the reward.

Combine these training tips and find a routine that works for you and your dog. Each animal needs a different approach and you are the person who understands your canine’s personality the best. A few months of individual attention should be all you need to have a well behaved dog who easily learns new tricks and behaviors as they age.

Nick White
Nick White
Nick White is the owner of Off Leash K9 Training. He has over 80 dog training franchise locations throughout the United States. He currently hosts the A&E show, America's Top Dog.

Nick White

Nick White is the owner of Off Leash K9 Training. He has over 80 dog training franchise locations throughout the United States. He currently hosts the A&E show, America's Top Dog.
Previous
Traditional Chinese medicine, Is Chinese herbal medicine safe?
Next
Top benefits of Investing into a Trailer park

Categories

Free Email Series

Popular Posts

Reframing the Concept of Networking for Women Entrepreneurs: Relationships, Not Networks

Build relationships before you need to ask for help -- you'll have already established trust, reliability and familiarity. [...]

Lessons From 'Once a Bootstrapped Startup, Now a VC-Funded Machine'

Many entrepreneurs begin as a bootstrapped startup, and if they succeed, they move into a VC-funded operation. Both phases present challenges and hardships. [...]

10 Things That Should Be Taught in Art School

As an artist or creative, you may have completed formal education or an apprenticeship in our medium. However, there are other elements to life and work as an artist that just aren't covered in professional education or training. [...]

Don't Wait For a Lightbulb Business Idea to Come to You, Go Out There and Find It

Instead of waiting for that perfect idea to come to you, with a little bit of intention, commitment and planning, you can find it on your own terms. [...]

How Franchisees Contribute to Small Business Ownership

Celebrate National Small Business Week in 2022 by recognizing franchisees. [...]

How to Use Intellectual Property to Launch Your Product in a New Market

If you're looking into selling your products a new country, here's how you can effectively use intellectual property when placing your products in a new marketplace. [...]

How to Scale Up Your Small Business from the MVP Phase

Note that scaling up requires certain instinct, determination and learning to be successful. [...]

17 Bizarrely Brilliant Businesses That Will Help You Fall in Love, Get Revenge and More

In honor of National Small Business Week, check out this selection of strangely creative ventures that might just inspire you to start your own. [...]

How to Use Small Media to Build Your Brand

Your job as a new company is to get your brand everywhere in the least amount of time. [...]

How to Turn Your Idea Into Success

Those with a clear understanding of what it takes to turn an idea into reality are the ones that walk away with the title. [...]

Health Insurance Is the Next Real Estate for Entrepreneurs

Everyone knows real estate is a great equalizer for entry level entrepreneurs or sales people. In this article, I discuss why health insurance has leveled the playing field even more than real estate did. [...]

6 Things to Consider When Starting a Business as a Teenager

Businesses can provide you with a little extra cash, help you get through college or even become a full-time endeavor. [...]

How to Successfully Start a Tech Company Without Technical Experience

Starting a company requires more than technical skills and entrepreneurs without them can fare just as well. [...]

Silicon Valley's Least Favorite Buzzwords

 With its endless stream of investor pitches and company pep talks, Silicon Valley is overrun with meaningless buzzwords. [...]

How to Build Wealth Through a Side Hustle

From stocks to crypto and real estate, learn how to invest better with this wealth generation breakdown. [...]

SM Camer. All Rights Reserved.