Everyone wants a well-trained dog, but dogs don’t train themselves.
You need to show them the behavior you find appealing. To complete dog training, it just takes a little time on your part, but most all dogs love to please. You simply need to find what motivates your dog.
My dog, Chewie love, love, loves food. He will do anything for a treat. Quite frankly I’m amazed he knows every word for food, treat, cookie, etc. I keep trying to come up with new words for cookie, but he learns them in a jiffy.
Teach Your Dog New Tricks
If you want to teach your dog new tricks, find out what your dog likes. Is it the ball, going outside, treats? Once you know the best motivator start dog training.
If your dog likes treats and most do, you’ll need to have some small reward treats handy.
Short, consistent training is best.
You’ll want to find a quiet suitable place and keep the training sessions to 10 – 15 minutes. Any longer and your dog might get bored. Anytime he gets something right, give lots of praise and a reward treat.
In addition to a housebroken dog, start with the basic. You may want your dog to learn some of these tricks:
- Lay down
- High five
Sit, is usually the first trick you’ll want to teach.
Then move on to having them shake-give you his paw. First have your dog sit, then as you say the word ‘shake’ or ‘paw’, take your dogs paw in your hand and give the dog a treat.
Repeat this, after a few times take your time before you take his paw, say the word, wait a moment and then take it.
You should notice he is bringing his paw up as you say the word. If he’s a little slow at learning, go back to saying it at the same time. Do it a few more times, then pause again to see if he will respond with his paw. After a few sessions most dogs pick this one up quite happily.
Check out this video of a mommy dog preventing her owner of shaking her puppies paw. Too cute.
Dog training should not be hard. You just need a little patience and commitment. Remember, dogs will make mistakes. Most often they will not learn on the very first try. Never push or scold as they may develop a fear. Always be encouraging and positive, but don’t overdo it.
To reinforce the tricks it’s best to practice every day until he sits or shakes at the word without being given the reward. Once he completes the trick you can give him the treat.
You have now a foundation for many other tricks.
No one likes to come visit if your dog jumps all over them or is constantly barking. I love dogs more than many people. I’ve avoided visiting friends whose dog jumped all over me and scratched me.
A well behaved dog makes for a happy household.
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