Discover The Easy Dog Training Method That Actually Works

>> 4/15/09

Being able to train your dog on your own is one of the most rewarding experiences any dog owner can have. Not only will you get your dog to be the "good boy" (or girl) you want, but you will also strengthen the bond between you and your pooch.

Before starting any dog training program, keep in mind that you want to be a teacher to your dog. You don't want to be a crazy dictator but you also need to remember that you are the one in charge. You are teaching your pup to be a better behaved dog and be the pooch that everyone admires!

Who's the best person to train your dog? You of course! It's a great way to strengthen your bond and make your pup the best behaved dog on the block.

Obviously you don't want to just go in the backyard and start yelling commands. To properly train your dog you need to have a game-plan in mind. For that reason we included a link at the bottom of this article that will take you to a couple of proven dog training programs you can use at home. In the meantime, let's go over a couple of general tips you should keep in mind when training your pooch.

Before you start any training session, make sure your dog is in the proper mindset. Take him or her for a walk so that your dog can go to the washroom. You also don't want to try to train them right after they have had a meal. Just like humans dogs can get sleepy after they have filled their belly.

Why do this? So that your dog isn't distracted during your training. You want him or her to be completely comfortable.

We also recommend taking a little time to play with your dog before you start any training session. This lets your dog feel relaxed and comfortable with you.

Make sure that you have some treats ready for your pooch so you can reward him - just like humans dogs will continue to behave a certain way when there is something in it for them! Of course you don't want to give away too many of these as this can confuse him. Reward your dog only when appropriate.

It's normal for your dog to run off every now and then during your training. Don't go in a frenzy and chase after them. Simply call him back using an authoritative tone to call him back and keep working on your training when you have his attention again.

There are going to be times where it just looks like your pooch is absolutely clueless about what you are expecting of them. This is normal and you can't let yourself get annoyed or mad at them. Instead, find ways to better communicate with your dog so you get the most out of your future training sessions.

You may have to help him out and physically show him what you want him to do. There are times that it might be frustrating, but this will get a whole lot easier over time. It will pay off in the long run!

Training your dog should be the first step you take in forming a strong relationship between you and your pooch. Whether it's a new dog or one that you have had as a friend for a while now, there's no better person than you to train your pup and make him the "good" boy or girl you want them to be. All the best!

Discover The Easy Dog Training Method That Actually Works by Sandy Kleiman

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