As a dog owner, one of the most important things you need to consider is canine training. The most popular types of training include preventative training, command training, and trick training or show training.
Preventative training helps keep your dog from behaving poorly and used to keep dogs from chewing, biting, frequent barking, separation anxiety, whining, housetraining, jumping, digging, bolting for the front door, pulling on the lease and doing some things they are not supposed to do.
This type of training is done through negative reinforcement including things like scolding or punishing by putting it outside when it does something wrong. There are also specific training methods to prevent your dog from biting during playtime.
This can be achieved by stopping play when the dog’s teeth make contact with your skin, standing up, turning away and counting to fifteen. Doing this will send a signal to the dog that it is wrong to bite a person and that if it bites a person, then playtime is over until it behaves.
Command canine training is meant to help your dog accomplish everyday tasks by teaching the dog every day commands. This training includes teaching your dog commands like stay down, sit, and fetch.
The commands can be very useful in different situations including when you want to keep your dog from chasing after cats, cars, and Frisbees or when you want to get your dog’s attention. Command training is usually done through positive reinforcement by rewarding the dog with a treat or praise whenever it follows a command properly.
Most of the commands can be supported by visual clues or by showing the dog physically what it is supposed to do such as pressing down gently on their hindquarters to get them to sit. Physical commands can be effective where worded commands do not work well.
Show canine training is used for dog shows or entertainment purposes. Your dog will undergo this type of training if you want it to appear in shows or perform agility tests. Many trainers use a specialized dog training clicker which produces a brief click sound which allows them to get more precise results when training dogs to perform a specific action.
This system is used together with treats so that a dog will build a positive association to the sound of the clicker making training with it easier for the dog to catch on to. It does not rely on hitting, yelling or leash jerking.
Canine training programs help dogs know how to live in the world and are one of the most important investments in your dog’s life. Why don’t you look for the right information before you pick any dog training program or any obedience trainer?
Proper canine training can either be done by an obedience trainer or the dog owner. Obedience dog training takes place in a class. If you decide to train your dog on your own, you will have to get informed about the proper training methods.