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Dog Training: Success Tips You Won't Want To Miss

May 23, 2008
Dog training can indeed be done at home and with you as their very own trainers. There are several dog training and puppy training methods as well as professional dog trainers but you can train your dogs yourself if you know some dog training success tips. An important thing to remember in dog training is that it isn't a one time thing as dog's attitudes tend to change over time.

Dog+training must be a consistent and ongoing effort for both the dog trainer and the dog. Reinforcing desirable attitude must be done on a regular basis for successful dog training. Here are other dog training success tips to ensure a good and rewarding training program.

First tip is to know that there are some elements that are required for successful dog training and these are patience, persistence and consistence. Having these attitudes in a trainer will definitely assure an excellent dog training experience.

Another tip is to make sure that your dog will recognize and respect your authority as the Alpha Dog or the leader of the pack. This is termed this way because dogs are pack animals and they follow the leader of the pack, so once you get this respect it is very easy for the dogs to follow your instructions or commands. A sign of submission that the dog will show you is when he allows you to rub his belly so if he allows you to do this, and then you have his respect as Alpha Dog.

Training dogs will not always lead to perfect results as dogs will commit mistakes. When this occurs, it is wise not to scold the dogs but instead correct their behavior while the mistakes are occurring. Correcting these mistakes at a later time might prove to be too late and will slow down the training process.

A bullet to remember in dog training success tips is to lavishly reward your dog with praises every time they show you a behavior that is desirable. Rewarding your dog every time they do something good will lead to a snowballing effect that will allow more opportunity for you to reward your dog.

Training should also not last too long or the dog will cease to perform at his best. Short training sessions are best and these training sessions must have enough fun games to keep the dog interested and performing at his optimum. Make the training session a sort of bonding time for you and your dog.

If you happen to notice some inappropriate behavior in your dog, it is best to correct them in the beginning so the dog will not form this as a part of his habit. Correcting inappropriate behavior must be done when the dog is still a pup because it might be hard correcting this behavior when the dog has established for itself his way of living.

These are just some of the dog training success tips that you can apply when training your dog at home. As trainer, do not be discouraged at the first try of training your dog, instead have enough patience and believe that you can actually train your dog and in doing so, ended up with a bunch of savings.
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