Dog training is a task that truly never ends. Learn how to use the right tone of voice and body language so you can communicate with your dog effectively Read more.
Dog training is a process that is never truly complete. Your dog continues to learn as he or she grows. It is important that you continue to reinforce and reward good behavior, and that you let your dog know when they are misbehaving.
The following information will teach you how to use effective body language and vocal tones to ensure that your dog knows when you are pleased or displeased with their behavior.
Body Language Is Very Important:
It can be tricky to deal with body language. Here’s an example. Your dog gets worked up when guests come to your home. You begin to shove and yell at your dog, trying to mitigate the embarrassment, as your guests try to defend themselves with whatever on hand.
No matter what you try – ‘Stop, Fido! Down, girl! No!” – you can’t seem to direct your dog. Your guests’ arrival becomes a comedy of errors. There are specific postures in Doltish for playfulness, relaxing and aggression, because it is all based on body language.
Your dog isn’t likely to understand the frantic pushing you do to them if you don’t like how they greet you.
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When you react like this, given the situation, you’re giving them a different signal than what you’re trying to. By shoving and shouting, you’re language and making them believe the behavior is okay. Stand straight, but be relaxed when giving your dog commands.
Show dominance. When trying to train a puppy, it is important to keep as calm as possible, as animals will pick up on a human’s behavior very quickly.
If you are upset and trying to chase a puppy, the puppy will be confused and think you are only playing. A puppy wants to please its owner and will follow your example if you are very calm.
Save Training Sessions For When Your Dog Is Focused:
If the puppy is in a playful mood, keep in mind that this is not the optimal time to try and train them, as they are not in the frame of mind to pay attention to what you are trying to teach them. Keep in mind, if your dog sees you as another dog, they are going to interpret your actions as a dog.
You see yourself screaming, they see you barking and being rude. It tends to work up the dog as well. This tactic may scare a young dog, but it’s not going to break them.
Yelling is scary to people and it’s no different for a dog and it’s no different for a dog and the dog can’t interpret what you screaming about.
Tone Of Voice Is Also Important:
It’s a good idea to use an uplifting, happy tone when you want to commend your dog. When training your dog, make sure you use a tone that is soothing and does not excite him. You should use direct and clear tones when giving your commands.
Use the peacock position when giving your commands, which will show your authority. If you bend over, as if you are bowing, this is a signal to your dog that you want and they may not listen.
It may not be in your nature to be a disciplinarian, but there should be a few tones in your voice that signal your dog they should back down or move away. It isn’t necessarily the word, so much as how the word sounds.
There should be a tone of shame or disapproval in your voice and it should be properly toned. Commands shouldn’t be continually repeated. In order to have your dog pay attention when you give them a command, you need to only give it once and then show them what you want by positioning them.
Put Yourself In Your Puppy’s ‘Paws’ :
Think about how life would be if you were a puppy, trying to understand all of the people you see, the other dogs you are around, and the strange information you have to be able to take in and understand with no instruction as to how do it.
For a puppy, living with a human can be difficult at times. You crave attention and ask for it in simple ways like putting your head in the human’s lap or your paw on his and. The human does not always respond, and sometimes pushes you away. It seems as if the television or objects the human holds mean more to him than you do.
You are also expected not to pay attention to all of the sights, sounds and smells around you, which is hard. When you are resting quietly with a bone, you do not get attention for that either. Dogs need all kinds of attention, but not always the rough housing, wild, hoot-and-holler type. They also need loving, soothing and calm attention.
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Dogs will repeat whatever action you pay attention to. They love positive energy. Be your dogs teacher. A soft gentle voice giving praise and a pat on the head is best. Your dog will love being with you if you keep up the cheer. Using negative reinforcement by yelling at a dog during the training process never really works.
The dog will more than likely repeat the behavior because they are receiving attention by doing it. Watch what you’re doing, dogs relate body contact and you looking at them as attention. It’s pretty cut and dry, dogs look at you as another dog. A strange looking dog that can do some amazing things.
If you get excited in response to their getting excited, they will feel as if they are leading you. If you imitate their energy level, you are conveying that they must evaluate new situations. They don’t understand that you are displeased with their behavior.
Do Not Unintentionally Reward Bad Behavior:
When you are upset, you are displaying human emotion. Dogs communicate through excitement and body contact. Even if you shove your dog so that he moves away from you, all you have done is scare him. There are better ways to train a dog than through fear.
Chasing a dog can be one of the worst things to do because the dog feels it is being rewarded. Imagine chasing your dog after it has grabbed a sock, it feels as though it is being rewarded. The dog thinks you envy its great new sock and will begin to see this as a way of establishing dominance.
As you can see, it is essential that you pay careful attention to your body language and your tone of voice when you are communicating with your dog. Keep your emotions in check and be sure that you do not use anger as a training tool. The better you are able to communicate with your dog, the more your dog will love, trust and respect you.