Wednesday, 26 September 2012

A little tips for training dogs

The most important thing you need to know about dogs is that they LOVE to eat; some breeds even more than others. They also love to please their owners; again some breeds more than others. In general, your dog loves YOU. Of course this is probably because you represent food and/or treats to them. So yes, you got it. The way to training is through their stomachs.
Make sure you have some low-fat treats on hand before you begin training. The “lie down” command, for some reason, is a bit harder than other common dog commands.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Have your pup’s favorite low-cal treat in hand, and get his/her attention.
  2. Put the treat in front of his or her nose.
  3. First, speak your dog’s name; then firmly and clearly, say the word down.
  4. Then, move the treat slowly towards the floor/ground.
  5. When your dog’s hocks and elbows hit the ground, say to him/her, “good down” in a positive happy manner.
  6. Lastly, award your dog a treat, followed by much praising and petting.
  7. Repeat all steps around 5 or 6 times.
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  1. Do not push your dog down in attempt to get him to obey. Instead, when he does lie down naturally, say the “down” command to him, followed by rewarding and praising.
  2. Hold short training sessions at various times during the day, outside and inside.
  3. Once your dog has leaned the command, it is not necessary to give him a treat every time he performs it. However, you can never give him too much praise, so indeed love him up big time when he performs well.
Please remember everyone likes rewards, including dogs, so when they do these successfully, give them something for rewarding, such as treats, fashion dog collars, flashing dog leashes, or beautiful dog clothes, and so on. Then they would be more willing to learn.

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