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Training Your Dog Obedience Using Positive Reinforcement Method

Sep 3, 2008
Dog training is certainly not a very easy job. There are a lot of factors that could pose as challenges, such as communication differences. However, it is important that you provide him with proper dog behavior training, so both of you can learn to co-exist harmoniously.

Here are a few positive reinforcement techniques that you can use:

1. Come up with commands. One of the keys to basic dog obedience is coming up with your own commands or cue words. These are terms that will allow him to perform a specific action. The common ones like sit, come, sleep, still, stand should be taught while your dog is still young, so he can have more time to make them a habit. Moreover, practicing this will help you take more control on the responses and movements of your dog.

Remember when thinking up command phrases. It is important to stay constant. This will help you from puzzling your dog. If you want your dog to sit use the word Sit. Do not use the word down for the word down is used to have them lie down or to get off something. You want a different response for each word or phrase you use. Being constant will help you from puzzling your dog.

2. Unearth the reward system. Think about it when you're at work, doesn't the reward system work. You work harder to get that bonus if your place in employment offers you one to achieve a certain quota. So when you're using dog obedience training, give a reward. If your dog makes a good decision over something, or if your dog follows your instructions properly, give them a reward. It doesn't have to be treats all the time. Some dogs will be pleased about it if you can spend time with them afterward.

If you're concerned about your dog becoming obese, consuming all those treats, a great reward is giving them lots of love and affection. Another great reward is playing a game of fetch. Trust me; they will love you for the attention.

3. Read dog online training programs and manuals. You don't have to completely rely on your own ability when it comes to dog training. By reading what experts have to say, you will have better insight on how to go about more difficult situations, such as your dog eating their poop, or dog biting and nipping. Remember education is important, and with knowledge comes empowerment to help you be the alpha dog!

4. Build a strong connection with your dog. It is vital that your dog trust you. It is much easier to teach dogs new tricks and commands when they do. For that to happen, your dog must be your best friend. Use positive reinforcement to teach and not corporal punishment. Make them feel safe and secure and give them plenty of love and attention.
About the Author
Author: Jim is an expert in dog obedience training. Jim will assist you in having a obedient dog that you will call your best friend. To get free dog obedience training advice. Visit his dog behavior training website.
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