By Jack Russell
Considered “man's best friend,” dog training professionals
been disseminating more knowledge on how to make this animal
live up to that title.
Here are tips that one should keep in mind in training his dog
Dogs, as social beings, consider digging as their outlet when
they are lonely. Nutrient deficiency may also cause this
digging. Also known as pica, they sometimes eat the dirt they
dig to supplement their health. Spending more time with your
dog and giving him a health check will keep his digging
behavior at bay.
For dog potty training, a reward-based method will prove to be
a very rewarding endeavor. Giving it a bit of dog food when it
performs a good potty behavior will make it easier for it to
remember the good thing that it did.
Repeat and Repeat
Considerable repetitions will give your dog ample time to
the command. Consistency is the name of the game. After doing
enough repetitions, not helping him with the routine will test
if the dog really got it. Three successful attempts in a row
a fine gauge in defining if it's just a fluke or if the dog
actually understood the drill.
Direct and Correct
Communicate to the dog how the drill should be. Be clear on
what you want the dog to do. Just commanding the dog without
correcting him if he did it wrongly is not advisable.
Timing is Gold
Timing means that you should consider the age of the dog when
considering how to deal with him. It is best to train dogs
while they are still puppies. Always remember that “old dogs
can't learn new tricks” saying.
Be More Stubborn Than the Dog
Establishing rapport to the dog must always be in this order:
you as the alpha dog (authoritative) and him as the submissive
being. Show any sign of fear when he snaps back and you damage
that rapport. Don't let the dog not complete the exercise.
will teach the dog to just hold out long enough for you give
to his preferences.
Be A Good Actor
Provide your puppy with an outlet for his chewing urges. Also,
you may practice yelping loudly when your pup starts to chew
you. After yelping, fold your arms and for 10 minutes consider
ignoring him. That response is the thing that happens when a
pup becomes too rough on other puppies. But depending on your
puppy's personality, he may react otherwise, such as biting
more. In this case, use a more aggressive approach.
About The Author: Jack Russell is a a long time dog fancier,
visit his Dog Resources Blog and download his Free Dog Owners
Handbook - it's Dog Gone Good!