Δευτέρα, 25 Αυγούστου 2014

Dog Training Methods That Really Work




Dog Training Methods may vary greatly, depending on what the goal or activity the person is trying to achieve. This depends on if you are trying to shape a good behavior or remove a undesirable behavior, Examples of a good behavior is obedience of the basic commands of sit, drop, stay, come and walking correctly but can move further to but by no means limited to agility training to the complex of search and rescue, assistance dogs etc.





Some of the undesirable behaviors that you may wish to remove, correct or modify can be but not limited to, jumping, digging, winging, pulling on lead, chewing, pulling clothes of the line, not obeying commands and the achievable tasks that you have given the dog to do.





There is no one Dog Training Method that suits every since dog. However there is some Dog Training Method principals that must be followed to ensure success of the shaping a behavior or task.





When starting the Dog Trainer/ owner must look at any limitations to the command or task that he or she is trying to achieve with the dog. The more common limitations can be the breed, shape, size, temperament, age (maturity, is the dog old enough to understand what is being asked), what the dog was originally designed to do. i.e.: Husky, Malamutes to pull sleds, Retriever breeds i.e. Labradors, Golden retriever etc to get ducks or geese, Terrier breeds to chase rats and mice.





Secondly the Dog Trainer must break the commands or the tasks down to achievable sections. An example of this is there is no point trying to get a dog to try and stop jumping on people, when the dog does not understand what the sit means. When a dog jumps he wants something and 90% of the time it is attention and affection. A good dog trainer breaks the task of stopping the jumping down. First he or she should train the obedience command of Sit until the obedience command Sit is habit and the dog understands exactly what is being ask every time. The Dog Trainer then refocus the dogs attention that every time the dog jumps it must Sit and the dog receives a positive experience i.e.: food treat, pat or praise. If the dog trainer/ owner practice this enough, the dog quickly understands if he or she wants attention and affection, the fastest way of achieving this if the dog sits and dog gets what it wants.





A general technique that is used in Dog Training Methods once the Dog trainer/ owner has discovered what is motivating the dog, is as simple as The dog must always do something first (i.e. obedience command or task) before it gets what it wants like Food, pat, praise, attention affection.





A second general Dog Training Method is the dog is always allowed to do it or never allowed to do it. Not only is this good for obedience training or achieving tasks but also sets up the dog heir achy in the human family that he or she may be living in.





If the dog trainer/ owner follows the above two generalization of dog training methods. The dog trainer/ owner will achieve results.


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