There’s plenty of conflicting information and advice on how you need to train your dog. That explains why many dog owners try to sift through the endless and huge information available online regarding dog training. However, what you might have never realized is that there’s always what is true within the endless information and polarized opinions available online. Here is what you need to know about dog training.
There’s no specific training technique guaranteed to work.
Probably you’ve been calling several dog trainers asking for behavioral assistance since your dog can’t quit biting, jumping, and acting wild on walks. You just want to have your dog calm down. Well, dog training still remains to be the gold standard for instilling the right behavior in your dog. Training helps your dog to know and understand how he can live under your guidance.
It’s important to understand that there’s no one specific training technique or approach that guarantees to work well with all dogs and owners. As a matter of fact, there are a variety of approaches and techniques that a good pet trainer will use when helping you towards achieving a desired goal.
Develop a balance of communication
A good dog trainer will help you understand how to give your dog feedback. If you want to achieve your desired goals, make sure your training includes rewards, encouragement and consequences for every action. Relying too heavily on one of the three and missing out on the others will give your poor results.
Dog training is work
Most people want to have a trained dog but fail to understand that the only thing they will get out of training is what they’ve been putting into it. If you want to bring out the best success and enjoyment, commit to train your dog in everyday life. If you leave your dog with a trainer to learn obedience, you might still have a lot to do by yourself once your dog is back home.
It’s hard to train some dogs
A good trainer should understand that maintaining and keeping a dog at a given performance level varies from one dog to another. This also applies to the amount of work required to move a dog from it’s current behavior to where the owner’s desired behavior. Understanding these realities will help you when it comes to your expectations on the results.
Good behavior and obedience depends on how respectful your dog is
Every person wants to be a friend to their dog. In fact, it feels great to be your dog’s best friend. However, the most important thing is being your dog’s pack leader rather than his best friend. How respectful is your dog to you? Instead of running military drills with your dog, understand that friendship is not the driving force towards your dog’s behavior.
Start by developing the right leadership skills and building a mutual relationship that commands respect between you and your dog. That’s how to help your dog be at his best. A good trainer should help you achieve this.