Say it once dog trning
When I started trning I made a promise to myself that I would never make a promise that I wouldn't follow through on. After all, trning involves commitment and a strong desire to work through problems. I also make promises to my dog that I expect him to live up to. So, if you want a commitment from me, get ready for it. The last thing I want to do is come out of a trning session having spent my time and money, and have my dog come to me and say, "Oh, I forgot that's why I came over. I had something else in mind."
There are times when a dog will give you a reason to call him off, but they are rarely consistent. The best advice is not to give up on your dog, even if you get frustrated. Instead, work through the problems. It's the only way to help a dog learn to do the right thing.
Some dog trners will tell you, "It's easier to work with a dog that is easy to trn." That is complete nonsense. Any dog can be trned if the trner works at it long enough. What's really different is whether you choose to put in the effort or not. I have heard of people who try to trn a dog with a leash on and only get a "don't." I've also seen people who don't try. So, why not try to work with a dog that has the potential to become a good, loyal companion?
It's up to you to decide if you want to spend the time and effort to work with a dog like that. When you make that decision, you need to follow through. That's how you build a relationship with your dog that will last.
What you can expect to see
If your dog was to be successful in his trning, the number of things he would be able to do would be virtually unlimited. That's because when a dog is successful, he learns from his successes and tries to repeat his successes in future trning sessions. If a dog is unsuccessful in a trning session, he learns what doesn't work and tries to eliminate it from future sessions.
What you can expect to see after a trning session includes a better understanding of what the dog knows, whether he is willing to work at it, and how it can be improved.
What you need to see
This is where a trning session starts. You and your dog both need to understand what you want out of the trning. It helps if you get as much information about the dog you are going to work with as possible. How old is he? Where does he live? Does he have any issues that might be interfering with the trning? How long has he been with you? These are all questions you should consider before you start.
If your dog has had a history of misbehavior, you may also want to find out what's behind it. Is he afrd of certn people or other dogs? Is he in heat or sick? All of these are reasons that could be behind any behavior he shows. If that's the case, you may need to consider an intervention.
When it comes to the trning itself, your dog will most likely need to work through several different types of situations and cues.
In the first situation, the dog will need to learn how to sit. That means he will need to sit when called, as well as sit and listen while his food is being served. If he is to be successful, he needs to understand this cue.
The second situation is where he will need to learn how to lie down. This means that he will need to be able to lie down while still listening to his name, while watching you approach and give him treats, and to lie down when he is called. He will need to understand that these are the signals that will get him what he wants.
The third situation is the most important one. It means that he will need to learn how to come to you when you call him. In most dogs, this means that he will need to know when he should be walking toward you and when he should be walking away from you. To accomplish this, the dog will need to understand what he needs to do when he gets the cue. He will also need to be willing to do what you are asking him to do. If he understands, he will do it. If he doesn't, he won't.
This is where most people fl. They expect the dog to figure it out all on his own. This is simply not the way it works. What you are asking your dog to do can be extremely confusing to him. If he can't figure out what you are asking him to do, you'll have to keep on asking until he gets it.
One of the best ways to do this is to make the trning sessions short. This way you and your dog can keep each other focused on the lesson. When you work with a new dog, try to have fewer than four to six repetitions per session. Each session should be no longer than a minute.
This is where most people have problems. They believe they can teach the dog a cue, but they can't. If you have seen the trning methods on TV, the dog's owner usually has a large and long trning collar on his dog, and a person in front of the TV with a hand on the dog's head and some other cue. The TV person usually tells the dog to "Sit" or "Down." But you don't want to use those cues on your dog.
The first thing to consider is that the reason your dog has misbehaved is probably because he has not been taught the right cues. If you start using those cues on your dog, there is a chance he will start to figure out why he does what he does. When that happens, you might find that you are the one having problems.
There are other cues you need to use. These are cues that will help your dog learn what to do. Instead of telling the dog what to do, you should give the dog the cue and then tell him what to do. For example, you will use the