Are you frustrated trying to use dog training programs that haven’t worked for you in the past?
As a proud and loving dog owner, you want to be able to have your dog be on their best behavior around you, family members, friends and others who come along.
You also want to be confident that you can handle your dogs well being by keeping them from harms way. That would include cars and traffic, mean dogs and mean people, and other incidents that they are not able to avoid by themselves.
Let’s also not forget the dog catcher if their out there in the streets cutting up..
Your dog wants to follow their instinctive behavior by living in a pack. When they become part of your family, they are now part of your pack and they expect you to be the pack leader especially since you bring home the puppy chow.
As a pack leader, you must be able to set up rules for your dog to follow.
This goal of having a dog thats well trained can be achieved with way less frustration by starting of with some basic training steps that’s detailed below:
Using A Dog Training Program That Really Work
What goals are you trying to achieve with this training?
Your goal should be to have a four legged family member who is loving, behaved, has good manners, and wants to be a low stress loyal companion.
Providing training for your dog reinforces your role as the pack leader and head honcho of the castle and that allows them to accept you correcting them when they manners go out the window at times.
Trust me that this will happen if it hasn’t already.
Good training for your dog should build up his confidence level and make them feel more part of the family.
They will still want to play and be a dog most times so make this corrective training fun and not grueling like they are your prisoner in solitary confinement.
So you will not need your billy club in this process.
What age should you begin with this Training?
Beginning ASAP would be the best move, as if your getting a new puppy which could be around three months old would be the perfect time to start.
At this age they can start to develop the abilities to comprehend what your trying to teach them.This age could and will normally be a challenge just teaching them the basic commands like stay, come, and even sit.
But these should be the ones that will stick the quickest for them and help build the foundation they need to advance further.
If the dog is older when you get them, you can bust the myth ” You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”.
They may be stubborn at first because of when they received their prior training or if any at all, but they will become more receptive quickly with your consistency.
Begin the process of finding a professional trainer will normally pay off big time.
That’s not to say that those online videos, ebooks and other materials that’s available will not work, but a live session could open up your eyes to some better methods watching your dog in action.
This will help you get an idea of how your dog can deal with certain situations, socialize with other dogs and people and offers participating in a hands on training session with a professional will allow you to create more confidence in yourself as a pack leader being able to give commands.
Trust me, dogs pick up on everything and they can tell when you don know what.your doing and that could very well make them want to try you.
A professional trainer will also have techniques to help your dog become sociable with other dogs and people and this is very important in the long run.
Start by asking friends or family members with dogs who they have used in the past as a dog trainer.
I would really ask the ones who’s dog seem well behaved and loving being good with other people.
Not all professional dog trainers are created equal.
You could also check online and with your Vet as they can give you a list on trainers in your area that are certified and on record with them.
Being a pack leader who has a relaxed demeanor when in the process of training your dog will really help your dog quickly learn and obey your commands.
Listen to your trainer and ask questions to make sure that you understand what is required of you to help you dog build his confidence and ability to become well behaved.
Ask for help and you will get it.
Being able to create consistency for your dog and yourself will really help take away unwanted frustration and add enjoyable time to your loving relationship with your four legged family member.
Keeping sessions to 10 to 15 minutes or less.
Remember that dogs are very much like us and they have an attention span that can be even shorter.
So keep the training sessions down to around 10 to 15 minutes to keep your dog paying attention to what your trying to teach them. It could also help if you put in a little play time in the middle of those sessions to keep it fun for the dog and you.
So Part 2 will allow me to describe more of the basic dog training techniques to use that really work.