Dog Training Tips -- REVEALED! -- 8 Super Neat (and Powerful!) Dog Training Tips. Watch 'em Boost Pooch Popularity!

>> 10/18/09

Fluff LOVES to bark. She barks at EVERYONE. I now own a pair of shredded shoes, (tasty leather) and she just did her business on the latest National Geographic!

It's maddening to try to deal with a dogs behavior headaches by yourself. In spite of this madness, fast advances DO happen when using a powerful system to train your dog daily. GIANT improvements can be made in only 7 days.

Training your dog can be a lot of fun for both of you, as long as you have good information and some patience. With the right info, you'll quickly see that your dog can learn new commands quite fast, and you'll begin to enjoy the lessons.It's important for Rover to know basic commands such as Come, Sit, Stay, and Heel. This will help keep him out of harms way around cars, and in public parks.

One person should be in charge of training your dog. This will make it easier for you and the dog because of familiarity, and the consistency of the training method. Everyone who lives with the dog should help to train the dog by following the methods of the primary trainer. When children help, they should be supervised, preferably by the primary trainer.

Sessions should be less than 15 minutes long, because of a dogs shorter attention span. Sessions can be 10-15 minutes long every day, or every other day. If you've had a bad day or don't feel very patient, it's probably best to skip a session, since you won't be at your best.

For fastest results, blend the commands you've been working on into the dogs daily life. For example, if you've covered the Sit command, try using that throughout the day. Remember to reward your pooch every time he displays the correct behaviour.

If you use food rewards, have your training sessions before your dogs mealtimes to make sure that he is hungry and motivated.

Start the instruction in a quiet area, by yourself. Try to make yourself the most interesting thing in the room, by minimizing distractions. This will make it easier for her to focus on learning the new command. Once she has mastered the command, add distractions. These could include having other people present, or conducting the lesson in a different room.

After she's demonstrated proficiency with the new commands, reinforce them using your body in different positions, then in other rooms of your house, and finally in the park with a leash. Verbalize the new commands while she is on your left or right, and with you standing and sitting. She will soon realize that no matter where you both are, or what your body language is, you want her to do the same thing each time. It's crucial to reward her every time that she's successful with the command. Don't react when she is unsuccessful.

You might be teaching a previously trained dog. That's OK. Grown dogs will usually have longer attention spans than pups, allowing for faster learning. This helps to compensate for some incorrect training that might need to be unlearned.

For example, your dogs earlier training might have caused her to associate a particular word for a particular behaviour. Maybe your dog is having difficulty grasping the right behaviour for the word Come. You could try using the word Here, instead. Be sure to use the identical training procedure.

Every time that you move to a new location or situation using a newish command, you might need to back up a step in your training. This is very normal, and not a cause for alarm. It's part of your dog learning to focus on your command, despite many possible distractions.

8 Dynamite Dog Training Tips:

* One person is the chief trainer

* 15 minutes of lessons every day, or every second day

* Using food rewards? Train before dogs mealtime

* Use quiet environment to start each new command, indoors is good

* Mastery of command? Alter body language, use distractions, change environment

* During daily life, use learned commands to reinforce lessons learned

* Reinforce commands by using during daily life (that's the funnest part!)

* Back up as needed when training

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AVOID DISASTROUS Blunders with your dog. NOW REVEALED: 3 POWERFUL, humane, and loving ways to train your friend: 3 Dog Training Plans reviewed, Amazing results from 1 method! Or browse excellent, helpful FREE dog training articles. I'm Scott Erickson, and am an enthusiastic long time dog fan, instructor, and writer.

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