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When To Train Your Dog And What Enticements To Use

Aug 17, 2007
Dogs have unquestionable short attention spans; your training sessions should be limited to 15 to 20 minutes a couple of times a day. Never attempt to train your dog if either of you cant concentrate completely on the session.

The superlative time to administer a dog is when he is hungry, if he is a identical active dog, it may be best to allow him to run a bantam, and train him when he is a little tired, this does not mean exhaustion!

Stagger his lessons so he doesnt get bored, and refuse to get involved in the trainings sessions. Over a short term of time reduce the number of edible and physical rewards, always give verbal praise, regardless of how long he has been forbearance.

Following he has learned his lessons well in a quiet environment, gradually begin adding distractions and repeat the lessons. Once these lessons are completed indoors, move to a quiet location out of doors and repeat the lessons.

Again, gradually growth the distractions as he shows success at the same lessons he has learned in each of the above situations. Now take him to a busy place and train him there, it may seem repetitive to go since the same lessons each future, but he needs to be trained importance each situation.

You can not guarantee that every time he needs to follow a command he will be in a quiet indoor place. Refusing to train in other situations is setting your dog up for future failure.

Training sessions should always be ended on a note of success, and with play time. Dont make the mistake of only playing with him when training time is over, he may decide to get the session over with quickly so he can get the play time.

Last but not least, training time is not exercise, or the only exercise your dog should get. He needs time to play with you and divergent dogs that are not connected to his training times.

Constant encouragement is a requirement when you are training your dog. Food, treats, toys and praise and practicality are the rewards your dog should be given.

Punishment should never be physical, it is not necessary, he will respond much preferred to your relish and affection.

Dogs demand to please those they love, loving them in return you cede find an ease in training that will surprise you. Rewards should be along the following lines:

Food, a tasty treat will go a tall way in rewarding your dog for his training successes. Hold the rapture above his nose to get his attention; it is much easier to train a dog once you have his attention! Ration rewards are best used when your dog is hungry.

Your touch is one of your dogs favorite honours! They are very important in training. Praise him often during training, along with long strokes to his figure, do not make the mistake of patting your dog on the head, it is a dominant gesture and should never be used as a reward. Always stroke him along the length of his body.

Toys are another great training tool, it wont take protracted for you to find out which are his favorites. As an incentive show him the toy and beget eye contact with him by take the toy above his head.

One means of discipline is isolation; this should only be done for a very limited time, a few minutes is sufficient, as it may cause him to feel as though he has been deserted.

He loves contact and communication with you, and being alone will make a big impression on him. Never link him up and relegate him to the backyard in that brio, it may result in aggressive even vicious behavior.

My favorite discipline is what I call the rattle, I dont remember where I learned this, but certain is a great forbearance material. Put 15 or 20 pennies in an old can and tape the top shut, a hyped up shake will make a league of sudden and unpleasant noise.

When a dog is misbehaving, an offensive surprise will put his attention on you and off what he is doing wrong. Plan to have several rattles around your home.
About the Author
Garland Choate (GR) is a retired Airline Captain who now publishes articles from the USVI. Find many great articles on dog training at http://www.chocolate.WAHWarriors.com
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