If you dream of having an obedient dog, please understand that that yes, this IS definitely possible. The first and most important step is here in this article.
Even if you’ve tried and failed with dog obedience in the past (this is not your fault, you just need the right information!), don’t worry, if you begin with the steps we give you in this article, all other training will work far better for you and your dog.
If you are afraid that dog obedience is too difficult to understand, don’t worry, the foundation to all dog obedience is covered here in detail, and it’s really simple and straight-forward to put into practice. Lots of other dog owners have had great success with this and you definitely can too.
Have you ever found it difficult to get your dog to do as it is told?
The first step is to get the dog to pay attention to you.
How many times have you seen someone shout their dog’s name with absolutely no response?
So, to use this simple obedience training method, start by saying your dog’s name in a moderate voice without shouting, and if he looks at you say something like “Good!” and praise and reward him with a treat.
Repeat this a few times, but cutting out the treat on occasions. We don’t want an overweight dog who only does things for food. Another tip on that point is to take your training treats out of your dog’s daily food allowance.
When this exercise has been repeated successfully several times we can make it harder by getting the dog to pay attention for longer, maybe ten or fifteen seconds before praising and giving a reward.
If your dog approaches you in an effort to see where you are hiding any treats it’s best just to ignore him.
When we’ve mastered this we can try it in different locations and with different family members calling his name and commanding attention. The key to doing that is to reward the dog immediately (with praise) as soon as it gives you attention when you say its name.
Calling your dog’s name and getting a response quickly and every time is the first stage in getting your dog to do almost anything, as once you have his attention you can move onto the next step in your dog’s training.
From feeding time to going out for walks use your dog’s name on every occasion, but remember to be sparing with the treats, and eventually try to cut them down to a minimum as a special reward.
Use this great tip as the foundation for your dog’s obedience training, and the rest of the training becomes far easier.
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