Training your dog can be considered hard, but this is not necessarily true.
The truth of the matter is, it doesn’t take very long to get the hang of it, provided you make the time to practice. Of course, not everything is as straightforward as this, so bear with me here.
A lot of people believe that dog training should be done one on one between the dog and their owner. But I’m not convinced that this is the best way to go about it. A big part of this training is the fact that you will be reinforcing to your pet that their actions are appreciated, and they will want to repeat the actions because they will realize that it got them the result they desired. So a lot of people think that a dog should be rewarded for their actions.
Now, I know that this is not the only way of doing things, and there are people who believe that if you hit them when they do something wrong, they will be more likely to learn better if you hit them when they do good. But this does not address the issue of rewarding for actions. So even though we are doing it in a different way, we are still trying to get your dog to recognize the actions they have taken as positive.
This is the best way that I have come across so far, which is why I am using it to show you how to train your pet the right way, without being mean to them.
First you have to become the pack leader. Now I know that this is not a word that you are too keen on hearing, and I know that you are going to be upset at this point, because you do not want to be the pack leader. What I want you to understand is that the pack leader is the one who has their pet’s interests at heart. So here’s what I’m talking about.
So, when your pet does something you don’t like, which is 99% of the time, it will be the wrong thing, you need to allow them to continue doing that thing because the dog will continue doing it because the pack leader will reward them for it. Now, there will be times when your pet does something that you don’t like, or something that’s perceived to be negative, but what you are going to do is create a scenario where you are the pack leader.
Now, once you have done this 3 times you need to STOP the act. And once you have done this, and your pet has stopped the act, give them a pat on the head, say “Good boy”, or whatever word you want to use, and then tell them to do the right thing, which will be giving the treat to you, or doing something positive. The point of this is for you to tell the dog to follow your lead. And when you have done this 3 times, you need to tell your pet that you love them, which is an absolute must. If you don’t do this, you are going to have a very unhappy dog, and you will end up getting a very unruly dog.
I love my dog, which I’m sure is obvious by now, and I am confident that if you put some effort into training your dog you will get a happy dog. And so remember, train your dog. If they do something that you don’t like, that’s just one way of getting the dog to act correctly. By far the best way is giving the dog a treat. And after they are acting correctly, let them know by giving them a pat on the head, and telling them to do the right thing, and then giving them a treat if they comply. The main thing to remember is to be consistent and let your dog know that you are in control. If you do this and you love your dog, you will be able to get them to do pretty much anything you want.