Tuesday, January 31, 2012

How to get control over my dog

How to get control over your dog?

There are four tricks that you first need to teach your dog to get complete control over them.

The first four tricks that you need to teach them are as follows:
* Sit
* Stay
* Come
* Leave it

All four of these commands are covered in this blog

Once your dog masters these four tricks, you will be able to gain control over your dog.

For example, let's say that your dog is bothering a cat. If your dog knows the "Leave it" command, all you have to do is say "your dog's name", "Leave It" and when your dog looks at you- Just say "Come" and he/she will come.

These tricks are some of the most important tricks that you need to teach your dog. Not only will these tricks help you get control over your dog but they will also help build the bond between you and your dog.

It is important to remember that it may be hard for your dog to comprehend 2 or more tricks in distracting situations (such as chasing a cat) so you need to practice these tricks often. First and foremost, you need to make sure that your dog knows all these tricks well.

Rewarding and praising your dog everytime that they complete a trick successfully is so important. Dogs are like humans- they love praise :-)

It is normal for your dog to have difficulty doing multiple tricks at once in the beginning.

If your dog is having issues with this concept, here are some tips to help them complete this goal

* Review the tricks that you are telling them to do and make sure they know them well enough to complete your commands.
* Speak clearly and firmly so your dog can better understand what you are saying. Remember, tone is important.
* Slow down. Don't move too fast. If your dog can barely complete a 2 trick command, they are not ready to move on to a 3 trick command.

Remember that dogs have short attention spans. Don't train for longer than 15 minute intervals. Don't get frustrated. They can sense that.

If your dog has a bad day and can't complete all the commands successfully, end your training session by giving them a command that they already know how to do well. Reward them so they feel that they accomplished something.

After each training session, play a game with your dog or do something they enjoy such as playing a game of fetch or going for a walk. They need to associate training with fun.

Always remember that training your dog should be fun and rewarding for both you and your dog. Hope this helps.

Dogs are a joyous part of our families and here are just a couple dog inspirational quotes for today

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For more dog training tips, go back to the main page of the blog
Here is the link (so you don't have to hunt and click :-) Enjoy!!

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