A Few Dog Training Tips

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Being graced with a puppy or an adult dog can be interesting and fun, until they figure out what jumping and biting are. This article can help figure out some ways to remedy bad behavior.

Tip 1: Before beginning training, make sure there are lots of treats on hand. Training is not going to go well without treats. Just like humans need some motivation to do tasks, so do animals. Don’t be stingy on verbal praise. Dogs are very good at reading body language, so be light but stern. Make training a fun process for you and the dog.

Training is not going to go well without treats.”

— Ms. Porter

Tip 2: At some point in owning a dog, they have probably jumped up on a person. For larger dogs, when they jump, their weight is on their back legs and that can be pretty painful for them. By grabbing their front legs and walking back and forth with them, that puts more weight on their back legs. After some time, that is going to teach them that “Hey that’s hurts”. This will help with the jumping.
Also, when your dog starts jumping, cross your arms over your chest in an X form and if possible walk into another room, or just take a break. When you walk away/leave it teaches the dog that, “Hey this person that I love is leaving maybe I should quit.”
Tip 4: To get your dog to lay can be very important. To start, take 1 treat in your hand, Make sure you have the dogs attention. Then take the hand with the treats and hit the floor. This will take some time for the dog to make sense of what you want. Once the dog gets this command it will come in handy.
Tip 5: How do you get a dog to sit? For the first couple of attempts you will need to push a little on the dogs behind, but don’t worry this will not always need to happen. Don’t forget about having those treats handy to add a little reward to the command.
At some point or another all dog owners have had their dog in need of some training, These are just some basic commands to aid you in starting the process of dog training.