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How to Train Your Dog?

Training is a critical part of your dog’s daily routine. Studies have shown that teaching your dog’s new commands and techniques can help them alleviate stress and make them more calm, gentle, and docile. But you might have wondered how do owners teach dogs to follow their commands? In this blog, we are going to tell you how.

 

This is a list of a few dogs training commands that you can easily teach at home with only a few treats in your hand:

 

1) Dog Training Command: Sit

 

Let’s start with the basics. Sit is the easiest command that any dog can quickly master. This technique makes your dog much more obeying and calmer than it was ever before

 

  • Unpack your dog’s favorite treat and pick one in your hand.
  • Move the treat closer to your furry friend’s nose.
  • Let your dog sniff the treat. Careful, don’t let it take a bite.
  • Slowly, move your hand up. Your dog’s head will move along.
  • Once your dog gets into the sitting position, loudly say, “Sit.” Then praise your canine friend and give it the treat.

 

Repeat these steps on different occasions, and in no time, your dog will become the master of the “sit” technique.

 

 

 

2) Dog Training Command: Stay

 

Making your dog stay for an extended period of time is basically what the “stay” command is all about. If your dog is the champion of the “sit” command, it can also

learn the “stay” command.

 

  • First, bring your dog into the sitting position.
  • Then bring out your palm in front of the dog and say, “stay.”
  • Walk a few steps. If your pal remains sitting, share affection, and treat.
  • Gradually increase your walk distance and repeat the above steps.

 

This dog training technique makes your dog stop following you to the places you don’t want it to. Similarly, it hinders your dog from meddling while you do the chores.

 

 

 

3) Dog Training Command: Come

 

The third on our list is another basic training technique known as “come.” This technique allows your dog to follow you either when finding the opportunity, it runs away from home, or when you want to show your friends how obeying your partner actually is!

 

  • First, make your dog sit.
  • Then, take a leash of small length and put it on your dog.
  • Call its name followed with “come,” like “Julie, come.”
  • If your dog comes, award it with a treat and love.
  • Repeat the steps but this time, use a leash of greater length.
  • Once your dog becomes pro with the leash, you can remove the leash and repeat the steps.

 

 

4) Dog Training Command: Leave it

 

Last but not least, this training technique is arguably the best when it comes to stopping your dog from eating something that’s not good or making it leave the neighbor’s toy from chewing and tossing.

 

  • First, get your dog to sit.
  • Next place before your dog, one of your fists enclosed with a treat.
  • When your dog starts sniffing, licking, barking your fist, say, “leave it!”
  • Once your dog calms down, treat him with the other hand.
  • You ought to repeat these steps until your dog starts leaving that clenched fist alone since your first call.
  • You can also try practicing with a toy. Once your dog leaves the toy alone praise it with a treat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dogs are fun and loving pets to have once they’ve learned their place within the  family. In general they tend to give love unconditionally and are eager to please.  Some dog breeds, however, can be a challenge when it comes to training. You can  be successful though if you approach each training session with a calm and firm  disposition. This plus adhering to a consistent training schedule will bring the best  results. 

Patience is truly a virtue while training certain breeds. Of course every dog has his  own unique personality, but there are some traits which are prominent within the  majority of dogs of a particular breed. Rarely is it impossible to teach a dog the  proper way to behave. 

Among the breeds that are hard to train it would appear that a common factor is  above-average intelligence. A highly intelligent dog may be somewhat stubborn  and independent. He may even appear at times to be taunting the trainer. Once  

such a dog has learned his lesson about who is the master though he’ll likely turn  out to be a very loyal companion.  

A few of the breeds that are hardest to train are: 

Border Collie – Dogs in this breed require plenty of room to run. Due to their  inherent nature for herding they have plenty of energy.  

Rottweiler – Known for being excellent watch dogs. They are often unfairly  stereotyped as being viscous. Actually these dogs make excellent pets when  trained properly. One thing to note though is that they are very loyal dogs and can  become a bit overprotective of their master. Once trained they tend be very  obedient dogs. 

Husky – Huskies need constant attention toward unwanted behaviors. Hunters at  heart they too are very energetic. 

Akita – These dogs make very loyal, loving pets but do not tend to get along with  other dogs because of their tendency toward dominance. 

Terrier – There are quite a few breed groups within the Terrier breed. These animals  love to play and show off. They are full of energy and can mess up a room in a  hurry with their antics. 

Hound – The bloodhound is often teasingly portrayed as lazy, stubborn, and aloof.  This isn’t too far from the truth. They do perk up though when they are on the trail.

If you own a dog of one such breed then you’re probably in for a struggle to  establish dominance. Whenever the dog is in your presence it is imperative that  you present yourself in a confident manner. The way you carry yourself and the  tone of your voice will either reinforce your efforts or betray any underlying fears or  insecurities you may have. Dogs can easily pick up the scent of adrenalin too. If  you are unsure of yourself in any way he is sure to know it and will take advantage  of your weakness. 

It’s a good idea to do some in-depth research before attaining any puppy or dog.  You certainly want to choose an individual that is happy to make your  acquaintance while keeping in mind any innate tendencies that may surface later  on.

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It’s a common belief that all dogs will try to be dominant in the presence of other  dogs. Because of this some dog owners shy away from taking their dog with them  for a walk in the park. Fearing that a dog fight will ensue they choose instead to  keep their dog at home when they leave the house. 

A little understanding of the truth about dog behavior and the nature of dogs in  general will help to ease any fears about this. Then you can start taking Fido along  with you and enjoy a leisurely stroll together. If you establish yourself as the  dominant one you can better control your dogís behavior, even when other dogs  are around. 

Perhaps you have observed a group of dogs at play. During a social encounter of  all-male, or mixed-gender dogs, one of them always establishes himself as the  Alpha Male. It is always a male dog that takes this position of leadership. The  Alpha Male will insist on submission from the other dogs. This is not a despotic  position though because he will also look after and protect the lesser ones. There  is rarely a fight about this. Some dogs are naturally submissive and fall right into  their place within the pack. 

Taking this into consideration you’ll want to establish yourself as the Alpha Male in  your dog’s mind. Even a woman or a child can accomplish this. You can insist on  submission and obedience. Your dog will gladly comply without much fuss if he’s  received the proper training. 

Here are a few pointers to help you with dominance training. 

When feeding your dog he must sit and wait for you to give him permission to  approach the bowl.  

When you both are walking through a doorway, make sure that you go first. He  must always wait for you to go first. It’s unacceptable for him to shove past you. 

When you walk together he must remain at your side. It may be funny in a cartoon  for a dog to lead his master around while on a leash, but it’s nothing that you want  to allow. 

If your dog ignores your command to come at your command then you need to  change that behavior right away. Walk sternly toward him and surround him with  an air of dominance. You can force him to obey by lowering your voice, pointing  toward where you want him to go, and blocking him from escape. If your dog is  submissive toward you then he will comply without confrontation.

Once you’ve established yourself as the leader during dominance training you can  better control your dog in the presence of other dogs. It’s certainly ok to allow your  dog to interact in a non-aggressive way socially. You can let the dogs get to know  each other in the unique way that dogs do. Then should the other dog misbehave  you can easily remove your dog from the situation with the peace of mind that you  are ultimately the one in control.

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Effective dog training can be a challenge at times. You’ll find this to be especially true if  your dog is of a stubborn breed. Sadly, some dog owners become frustrated and angry  when training isn’t progressing as well as she or he thinks it should. Some masters take  to treating the dog cruelly. Hitting or kicking a dog for any reason aside from self 

protection during an attack will only complicate matters. 

If you want to establish yourself as the pack leader, then you’ll need to earn his respect. A  dog who respects his owner will obey his or her commands. On the other hand, a dog  that is treated with cruelty and disrespect will only become afraid of their master. This fear  can lead to the dog turning to biting the hand that strikes him.  

Being in the dominant position within the dog’s mind can only be brought about through  mutual respect and a strong, positive bond between you and him.  

Positive reinforcement along with firm but gentle leash control is really the only way to  carry out dog training successfully. If you find yourself becoming angry with your dog then  you may want to take a time out and calm down. You don’t want to allow yourself to  resort to cruelty in any form. It’s unrealistic to believe that you can control your dog if you  can’t control yourself. 

Once you’ve regained your composure you can try again. Remind yourself that you’re  looking for opportunities to praise your dog for obeying you rather than to punish him for  disobedience. The old adage “with honey you will catch more flies …” certainly rings true  when training a dog.. 

There are other forms of cruelty besides physical violence. Anything that violates the  dog’s rights as a living creature or purposely causes the dog become fearful or  despondent is cruelty. This includes: 

  • Keeping a dog tied to a chain without opportunities to get adequate exercise. • Starvation 
  • Unhealthy living conditions 
  • Leaving a dog in his crate for extended periods of time or otherwise keeping him  contained in tight quarters.
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