Tips on TRAINING a DOG
teaching a few puppies how
to do a down.
to remember when training a dog:
Start in an environment that has
Wait until the dog does something
good. Now reward with a treat.
When asking a dog to do a behavior
like sit, make sure you help the dog after the cue has been given.
When helping a dog to learn sit just place the treat above his
nose and lure back just enough that he sits. Now treat.
Each time you go into a new environment
it is like starting all over again. So take it slow and you may
have to go back to helping your dog.
Always have fun. Never train your
dog when you are in bad mood.
Play with your dog. This creates
a wonderful bond and tells the dog it is fun to work and be near
Be light hearted. Smile and laugh
at your dog. They love to make us laugh!
Praise your dog when they have
done some thing right. Dogs sometimes even seem to like it if
you clap for them.
You can also use their food as
the treat. Having your dog work for each meal is very rewarding.
Most dogs love to work one piece of food at a time.
Dogs love praise and treats while
dogs even love a
pat on the chest. But most of the dogs I see would rather you
not pet them on the head during training. Most dogs don’t
seem to like being petted on the head any ways. If you
pet your dog during
training and they walk away it is a sure sign that the petting
was not rewarding.
having 2 or more people calling your dog for treats or play. Get
a few members of the family to do this every night. Once your
dog loves this game take it out side in the fenced area or on
long leashes (20 feet).
and seek- Someone holds
your dog while
you hide or you could ask for a wait. Once you are in your hiding
place say “Fido come” When he/she
find you play or treat.
Most of all have fun
and your dog will learn well!
dogs and people are people. There is no need to put a dog in it's
so call place(bottom of the pack?). You are already the one in charge
you have all the resources.
Have your dog work for the
things it needs and loves and you will have a well trained dog.