Dogs, regardless of their size, tend to have a general attitude about how they behave. Before you begin training any dog, it’s important that you understand this mind-frame and learn to mold your training around that aspect. Read on to find out how to communicate better with a dog by using the information that provides some help.
Dogs tend to concentrate on one thing to the exclusion of everything else unless that concentration is interrupted. After you repeat these cues enough, your dog will learn to focus on you, primarily, as he or she waits for signals.
When training, find a verbal clue your pet can understand so they will know exactly when to do as you say. It’s faster to tell your dog “yes” than it is to find and give it a treat.
It is a simple task to teach a dog how to roll over, just be sure to keep some dog treats handy! You can have your dog sit or roll over. You can put the treat on the floor by their head and then raise it up over to the other side. His nose will follow the treat, naturally making him roll over. As he rolls over say out loud, “roll over.” Repeat this until he rolls over with the command alone. Do not get mad if it takes several tries. Once they learn this particular trick, they will be popular at the dog park!
Stay away from training devices such as shock collars. These things rarely work as promised, and they’re usually much more expensive compared to the traditional training methods. Plus, using shock collars could discourage your dog in having good behavior. This kind of approach often ends in disaster.
Training a dog is a lot easier if the trainer can work from a solid understanding of canine behavior. Once someone has this knowledge, he or she will be able to train a dog in the best possible way. A better trained dog is a joy to the owner and the pet, and brings happiness for years.