How To Train Your Dog To Behave Well
Dogs are the most common household pets. They are not hard to train. Once they establish a connection with you, it becomes easy for you to train them. With proper training, dogs can start behaving in a proper manner.
The most effective way of training a dog to behave well is by rewarding it. When a dog knows that by doing a particular task it will be rewarded, it will do that. Its reflexes adapt to this phenomenon over a period of time. Dogs are usually obedient animals and this can be affirmed when rewards are offered time and again.
Rubbing a dog’s head or offering a dog food is a reward. Dogs like that. This should always be done immediately after something commendable occurs. In this way, a dog is able to get the relation between its actions and the rewards.
Punishment is another way to mold a dog’s behavior. When a dog is punished, it learns the hard way that whatever it did was wrong. It tries to avoid such behaviors in order not to face more punishment in the future. Punishment is however not one of the best ways of dealing with dogs.
Begging for food by your dog can be embarrassing. When visitors come over and are served, your dog should not be there begging for some food. It sometimes can be shameful. A well-behaved dog should be able to know the difference between its food and that of other people. Immediately visitors leave, form a habit of always feeding your dog.
This will ultimately go a long way in reinforcing the knowledge that as soon as visitors leave, it will be expecting some food for themselves. It in turn will behave in the best manner possible when people are around. This may take time for a dog to learn but it will definitely be worth it. This not only applies to visitors, a dog should generally know when it is food time.
Dogs have the tendency of jumping onto people. This can sometimes even cause serious injuries. Dogs should be trained to behave in a way that they do not go jumping around even onto strangers. They should be scolded when this happens in order for them to learn and behave in the right manner.
Consistency when carrying out commands is the best way to reinforce a habit. When a dog does something all through and there are no variations in whatever happens thereafter; a learning curve forms and the dog will always behave in that way. This is because the dog is reassured of a particular occurrence immediately after another event occurs.
Dogs can at times be very dangerous. They can bark and even bite people. A dog’s owner needs to train the dog to be able to listen to cues and stop advancing towards people. This should be done in a quiet place that is free from any disturbances and distractions. A dog can thereby easily focus all its attention on the training.
When a dog starts barking and advancing towards strangers, its owner should be able to call it back. The dog in turn should obey the command and stop advancing. This is a very critical part of training and it should be prioritized at all costs. Dogs can cause serious injuries if they are not well behaved.
Training the behavior of dogs is very important. You do not want to find your dog chewing up furniture in your house. Barking at everyone is a big nuisance especially at night. It is important for dog owners to train their dogs to be in their best possible behavior. This prevents damages and injuries that can be caused by unruly dogs. Well-behaved dogs are generally likable.