As you are training your dog, you will find more issues that need room for improvement. Perhaps your dog has developed a bad habit of begging at the table. Perhaps your dog doesn’t understand how to ‘go lie down’ when you wish it to. Maybe your dog is yanking you all over the park every time you take it for a walk. Learn how to resolve these issues through training, starting right now.
Teaching New Commands Requires Repetition:
As you try to teach your new command, plan on repeating yourself a lot as you’re first introducing your dog to this new practice. Once you’ve gotten through your first session, you need to make sure they know to respond the first time you make the command.
Give it and should nothing happen, show your dog what you want them to do by actually helping them. Keep consistent with your training. Your dog’s manners are going to be the product of your work.
After that, there is only one last rule to remember and that is to never feed your dog from the table. Obviously this sounds easier that it actually is, especially when you’re living in a full house.
Also, don’t forget that your dog is training you tool! Each time you give her table scraps, you’re instilling that she shouldn’t stop begging. When she was a puppy it was different story, but now that she’s older and the begging isn’t so cute, the family needs to end it.
Training Your Dog Not to Beg:
Your dog may not take you too seriously because after all, you began the whole process. She may try various tricks such as pawing you, nudging you, sitting up and whining, acting as though she is almost dying of starvation.
Someone like your little daughter Sally may even respond by taking pity on her and slipping her some goodies. But once this is repeated with longer intervals before getting fed, your dog will get trained in perseverance and learn that they can have whatever they want if they beg long enough.
Try to understand it how they would see it. You’re giving them rewards for behaviors you don’t want happening. Once you stop giving rewards for poor behavior, your dog will stop his begging. It is important to not give in to the whining and wide eyed, false look of starvation. You as the owner need to remember, this behavior will eventually stop. With no reward, there will be no problems.
Teaching Your Dog the ‘Go Lie Down’ Command:
You’ll also save yourself a world of headache by teaching your dog to follow the command of ‘Go lie Down.’ Those three words can make all the difference, so you can eat a pleasant, beg free meal. Any time you take your dog out for a long and leisurely walk, it will give you peace and a bit of one on one time that can be incredibly enjoyable, if your dog isn’t the type to run you down the street.
Showing them how to walk with a loose leash will make dog walking seem more like a pleasure and less like a chore. The intention is to walk your dog, with them a short distance away, not tugging on the leash. These walks are vital for a dog’s health and well being. For many, this is the only watt to let loose and get some fresh air.
Teaching Your Dog to Walk With a Leash Without Pulling:
A dog will enjoy a run through the park or the woods as much, if not more. To be rewarded, the dog needs to respond correctly when called. Make a game out of this task to get the dog to learn it. You also want to teach the dog the command to go away.
This teaches the dog that although its attention is focused on something, it needs to disengage and walk away from it. This command will save a few neighborhood cats. Even for dogs that are rarely walked on leashes, this is a skill that every well-mannered dog should have.
At least yearly, when you have to take your canine companion to the vet, you can feed proud of your dog if your arms aren’t being tugged in every direction. When there are new and interesting things to look at and smell in their world, dogs are compelled to check them out. But a well-trained dog that respects you will be able to resist these urges.
How to Teach Your Dog Not to Pull:
Get a training collar, a leash and some treats to teach the dog to not pull. Put the leash on the training collar and go with your dog somewhere where it won’t be too noisy or populated. Walk in a circle, take the leash in your right hand and make a fist with it, putting your right hand and make fist with it, putting your left hand under it. Use both hands to hold the leash the same way you hold a baseball bat. Keep both hands close to your belt buckle. Tell him to go and begin to walk. When you are almost at the end of the leash, say ‘easy Buddy,’ speaking their name and turn to your right and then move in the other direction. Make sure you have a firm grip with your hands.
How to Properly Hold the Leash:
Be careful; don’t pull your hands through the whole loop of the leash or tie it around your hand. If your dog moves by surprise and runs away, you may end up falling down. As your dog is running off ahead of you, loop the leash lightly around your thumb and place your hands firmly at your waist, against your belt buckle and turn around, walking in the other direction.
You may have to let a loop or two slide off your thumb while she figures out what’s happening, but when when does figure it out and catches up again, praise her with a compliment and a treat. While not looking back at her and not responding verbally or with motion. When she does catch up again, offer another treat and more praise.
You are now ready to start training your dog. Remember to be patient, as it may take while for your dog to get the hang of what you’re teaching and it also may take you some time to settle into your new role of dog trainer. So be patient and be consistent, and after a bit of time all of your effort will truly pay off. Best of luck your dog!