Table of Contents
- Issue #1: Benefits Of Behavior Training
- Issue #2: Basic House Training Techniques
- Issue #3: Becoming The Alpha
- Issue #4: Socialization Training
- Issue #5: Hand Signals
- Issue #6: Games
- Issue #7: Behavioral Training
- Issue #8: Basic Rules
- Issue #9: Obedience Class
- Issue #10: Come
- Issue #11: Urination Issues
- Issue #12: Begging
Behavior Tips & Tricks Issue #1: Benefits Of Behavior Training
In each issue of Good Dog – Behavior Tips & Tricks you will learn valuable information on how you can teach your faithful canine companion how to be well behaved in any situation. In this first issue we're going to talk a little bit about the importance and benefits of behavior training for your dog.
For most people teaching their dog to be well behaved can be a difficult and frustrating process, especially if you don't know the proper steps to take to get your playful pooch to pay attention to what you are trying to teach them.
As stressful as it can be for us it can be just as stressful, if not more so for your dog and therefore the outcome of your training sessions will depend on how well you execute the commands you want them to follow.
The relationship between a human and their faithful canine companion is an age old tradition that is based on trust and companionship. It is a partnership that is based on our need for help with herding, hunting, and an early alarm system, as well as a source of food and companionship for the dogs themselves.
According to current research the earliest domesticated dog was found in China at the early Neolithic (7000-5800 BC) With the origins of dog domestication dating back to as long as 35,000 years ago.
When it comes to teaching your dog how to behave properly in any situation it's important to have a healthy relationship in the household, so that both of you feel confident and secure. Behavioral training can cover a wide variety of topics and techniques, among them are; positive reinforcement, clicker training, dog whispering, collar and leash, marker training, reward training among others.
No matter whether you are planning on training your dog certain behavioral techniques yourself or hiring a professional it's important to focus on the main goals that you hope to achieve.
Some of the goals you may want to consider focusing on first during your training sessions include establishing a clear line of communication between you and your pet, strengthening your ties, and spend more quality time with each other. While these may seem simple they are a good basis for building trust between you and your companion.
Did you know that most behavioral problems such as digging, chewing, excessive barking, jumping up, as well as many others can the easily resolved by building a solid bond of trust, along with some basic training techniques?
The training itself should the composed of a set of boundaries or rules which will help educate your dog, control of their behavior and turn them into a responsible member of your household in no time.
– A well trained dog is a confident and happy dog!
Like human, dogs should be taught good manners too. They should know how to behave properly in a variety of situations and places, so as time goes on you will want to expand your training so that not only will your dog behave well at home they will behave just as well in public.
Proper training helps eliminate your canine companion’s confusion by making them more aware of both their good and bad behavior. By taking the time to properly train your dog to be obedient not only will you be more confident, it will also make them feel at ease in any situation. In short it will make life much simpler for you and your dog!
Here are a few quick benefits of having a well-trained dog:
- You and your dog will enjoy more freedom from unwanted mishaps.
- You can feel more confident when taking your dog out in public.
- You can feel more confident when you have visitors in your home, knowing that your dog will be well behaved.
- You can be confident when leaving your dog alone unsupervised because you know they will behave properly.
- Your dog will be more relaxed in any situation making them safer and non threatening to other people and animals around him.
- You will be able to respect your dog just like a true family member and companion.
When it comes to behavioral training the process it requires plenty of time and patience, but the rewards will be worth it for both you and your faithful canine companion.
Make sure you look for your next issue soon. We will be talking about some basic house training techniques that will help you turn your canine companions into the best behaved dog in neighborhood.