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The main points of dog obedience training
Dog obedience training is the process by which a dog learns to obey its owner's commands. This training not only makes daily care such as brushing, showering, nail trimming, feeding and removing foreign objects from the dog's mouth easy, but also enables the dog and family to live together harmoniously and happily, and greatly reduces the possibility of causing various accidents.
When training, the owner should pay attention to the following 10 points.
1. Puppies should be trained from 70 days after birth, while adult dogs should be trained immediately.
2. When teaching something new, it should be done in a familiar, quiet and safe place; when reviewing something that has been understood, it should be done in a slightly distracting place; when reviewing something that has been fully mastered, it should be done in a more distracting place. In this way, gradually train him to focus his attention on his master.
3. Short daily training is more effective. For example, compared with one day, one time 20 minutes, two times a day, each time 5 to 10 minutes more effective, can make the dog keep fresh.
4. Do not overdo it. For example, when training "sit", if it can be done well after a few times, you should give it some encouragement. This is much better than training 10 times in a row, but finally failed.
5. It is difficult to focus the dog's attention when training for the first time, then you need to be patient and never rush.
6. The best way to train is to give the dog a reward immediately after completing the task as required, such as feeding some meat. If you can't make him feel happy with the training, then you can't achieve the expected training purpose.
7. Stop the dog from "doing bad things" to seize the time. The time to correct is not after the dog is done, but at the moment it is ready to do, stop it with a decisive and powerful command.
8. Repeated training can deepen the dog's memory. Training too quickly can cause the dog to resist and run away, therefore, the dog should not be asked to learn in one day, but to review day after day.
9. Physical punishment should only be used when the dog is about to bite. Depending on the dog's personality, some need to use violent means. To train a large dog, it is possible that appropriate physical punishment is needed. In addition, when the use of iron collars or collars with nails for training is also ineffective, you should promptly seek advice from a veterinarian or expert.
10. Shortcuts to obedience training are practice, persistence, patience, hard work, rewards, etc. In addition, exercise with the dog is also a good way.
Obedience training generally lasts 8 to 10 weeks, and is best done daily, with one week as a training cycle, each cycle teaching a new content. However, if the owner does not have sufficient time, or if there are differences in the personality and intelligence of different dogs, and if it is difficult to focus the dog's attention during training and the training program cannot be successfully completed, the training cycle cannot be rushed and can be extended.
Tone of voice in training
Obedience training is best carried out by the person closest to the dog in the home. Having one person exclusively responsible for training the dog will reduce confusion due to different commands from different people. In order to get him used to his master's commands as soon as possible, special attention should be paid to the use of tone of voice during training, and not to change the tone of command arbitrarily according to his temperament and emotions.
1. command and signal.
At the beginning of training, especially when starting to teach new content, the tone of voice used should be gentler, accompanied by appropriate action guidelines, and the command should be clear and short, which can facilitate memory. When the dog appears bored, promptly correct it with the leash.
2. Compliment. If the dog completes the action correctly according to the owner's command, you need to praise it in a pleasant tone to show it that "your performance has won the owner's heart". However, do not use praise to reprimand the dog and trick it into coming to your side, as this will make it feel cheated and it will not come to your side after more times.
3. Command. If you are sure that the dog has understood the owner's command, but does not act on it, but is speculating on the owner's attitude, you must use a strong tone of voice to command the dog and force it to do so. But before that, you should carefully consider whether the owner's request is too high, it is still temporarily unable to do.
If the leash is ineffective, then use a strong tone of voice to reprimand it, because then the tone of encouragement is also useless.
4. Severe reprimand. This method should be used with caution, breeders often make a mistake is: the owner ordered the dog to do some action, but because the expression of unclear in the dog has not yet understood, it began to reprimand it loudly, so it will be the reason for the reprimand feel puzzled. Severe reprimands should only be used in special situations, such as serious accidents that will affect the life and death of the dog.
5. Call him by his name. If your dog's name is "Bebe" and different family members and neighbors call him "Baby" or "Bebe" on different occasions, this will This will cause confusion to the dog. You should avoid being rude when you call him by his name, and forbid him to be called by his name when you reprimand him. Otherwise, the next time you call his name, he will ignore it. Limit name calling to command and compliment times only, so that it forms a good impression. That way the next time you call its name, it will immediately run to you. If a dog that has not spent more time caring for itself before or has been left to its own devices and has picked up a bad habit, it will take two to three times as long, if not longer, to correct it.
There are a number of different types of dog obedience training, and the approach you take will depend on the goals you have for your pet. Whether you want to train your dog to be obedient to other people or animals, to stop jumping up, or to behave in any particular situation, knowing what is involved in each type of training will help you make an informed decision.
No matter which type of obedience training you choose, always remembers that consistent and positive reinforcement is key – rewarding your dog every time he behaves appropriately will help him develop good habits quickly. Good luck!