Dog Training Training Tips For Easier Training Sessions

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Dog Training Training Tips For Easier Training Sessions

by Wadzanai Nenzou

When you are training your dog there are a lot of things to take into consideration. It can be slightly overwhelming and you can easily get frustrated with it all. Below is a list of some tips that might help you to make your training sessions with your dog easier.

I know when there is teaching of any kind its easy to lose track of the fun side but its important to maintain the fun factor when training a dog. You want the dog to have good feeling towards the times when you train it not to dread the time.

When you are feeling frustrated and you are not happy it's a good idea to stop the training session until you are in a better mood. A good way of maintaining a good mood is to make the sessions short. Going for too long increases the chances of you getting frustrated and getting the dog distracted or confused. Try to keep the sessions under 20 minutes a couple of times a day. You can do that for about 4 times a week or so.

Another good strategy is to increase the times you praise your dog in relation to corrections so that it knows when it is doing well. You reinforce the good points. Do not correct behavior in a nasty way do it in a firm but calm manner. Its better to teach by reinforcement than by harsh treatment. Of course its important to not tolerate bad behavior but do not correct this harshly just be firm that this is unacceptable behavior.

When you notice that the dog is a bit overwhelmed its better to either stop the session for a bit and come back to it or to get the dog to do something it finds familiar so that it is on familiar ground. This will remove its confusions and when its stable again you can try something different.

Its very important to be realistic with your expectations because most people can be a bit too demanding and this can cause pushy behavior which might confuse the dog. Go at a patient pace just think of how long it takes to teach a child and realize what you are asking of the dog. Be patient and consistent and results will follow.

This are just some basic tips that will help you out in your training journey.

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Wadzanai Wendy Nenzou is a dog lover and enjoys writing articles once in a while to do with dog training.

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