Dog Training 4 Simple Tips for Smoother Dog Training

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Dog Training 4 Simple Tips for Smoother Dog Training

by David Parton


Dog Training can be challenging but also very rewarding if you approach it with the right mindset. There are many different approaches. It's best to find one that suits your temperament and personal teaching style.

It is of utmost importance that you remain keenly aware of your own body language and remain consistent in your actions.Patience, persistence and dedication are the key elements to successful obedience training.Here are some tips to get you moving in the right direction:

Be The Alpha Dog

I recently viewed an unique technique for dog training by a very unusual man.He is very successful at altering the behavior of even the rowdiest of dogs. He growls, barks and snarls just like a mean ol' junkyard dog and he commands attention. I am not suggesting you behave the same way but merely pointing out the importance of being the Alpha Dog.

Every pack has it's leader.In your role as a trainer, you must be strong and unbending in your efforts to lead. Just like an Alpha Dog, you must command respect and your dog will follow to the ends of the earth.

Hand Signals Must be Clear and Consistent

When signalling your dog always use the same hand and same arm. It's not necessary to over-emphasize or exaggerate your gestures.If you have your dog's attention, no signal will go unseen no matter how small the gesture. Be aware of your stance and posture and rely on your hands to do the talking. it is not necessary to "throw your body into it."

Be consistent- First Time Every Time

Good behavior should be rewarded with praise. If you overlook the reward every now and then you will confuse your dog and have a difficult time reinforcing that behavior.Be consistent. Repetition is what your pup understands.Altering your methods on a day-to-day basis can only make your dog training experience a fruitless one. As your puppy grows older you should use the same techniques in any advanced exercises you pursue.

Know Your Dog's Personality Type

Mellow dogs do not respond to forceful treatment. Rowdy and exuberant dogs will prance all over you if you take a too gentle approach. Effective dog handling requires insight into your particular dog's temperament.Knowing your dog's personality type in advance will result in the most effective dog training.

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David Parton - EzineArticles Expert Author



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