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Every thing you want to know about dog training

Every thing you want to know about dog 

Many people think that dog training is difficult. Many also believe that some dogs are not trainable. All these opinions are wrong. In fact, All dogs are trainable. Dog training does not have to be hard work. On the contrary it's very fun. It is true that some dog breeds are easier to train than others. What we are here to explain is some of the things you need to do, in order to get your dog trained properly.

Signs of success measurement

You will be considered to that you have trained your dog properly if you manage to transfer basic dog skills to your dog within a reasonable time.

Early initiation is the main key to the success of the training of dogs:

Simply put, there are some skills that you can only teach to the dog when it is small. This means that the belief that usually occurs is that the puppies without six months of age should not be trained is a huge mistake. In fact, there are some skills you will find it difficult to teach them for greater than six months. It is worth mentioning that unlike humans , dogs are (in some ways) are very advanced - who starts the skill of learning skills from the moment that is born in. This is why the puppy who lost his mother in three months of age may be able to survive in the wild, while it is difficult for it on the man .
Now the best time to start training a dog would be when he or she is learning basic life skills, so that the skills you want to pass on to him or her are also adopted alongside those basic canine life skills. That way, the required behaviors would be part of the dog's personality. They would be more deeply ingrained in him or her. This is not to say an older dog can't be trained. It is just that you'd have a harder time (and less fun) training the older pooch.

It turns out that some people who end up having the impression that their dogs are  not trainable tend to try to teach their dogs certain skills that are too late in the life of dogs. When dogs fail to choose such skills, they are called labeled boneheads - while it is not their fault that they are really unable to choose the skills, they even mistake the trainer in not starting the training early. Proper use of rewards and corrections as a key to success in dog training. 

When we get to the nitty-gritty of dog training, it emerges that various skills and behaviors can only be transmitted and ingrained in dogs through the right use of rewards and corrections.

The biggest reward you can give to a dog is attention. And conversely, the biggest correction/punishment you can give to a dog is deprivation of attention.

Thus, if you want to get you dog to pick a certain behavior, you need to simulate (or rather illustrate) it to him or her, and then reward him or her (with attention) when he behaves accordingly, whist also punishing him or her (with deprivation of attention) when or she fails to behave accordingly. Just looking at the dog lovingly is a way of 'rewarding' him or her with attention. Petting him or her is another form of attention reward. Praising the pooch verbally is yet another way of rewarding him or her with attention. True, the dog may not understand the words, but he or she can sense the emotions behind them. Dog seem to have that ability.

Meanwhile, if your dog was enjoying your attention whilst doing something right and you deprive him or her of that attention the moment he or she starts doing something wrong, he instantly senses the reaction and makes the connection between his misbehavior and the deprivation of attention. He is inclined to correct the behavior, in order to regain your attention. These things work particularly well if the dog you are trying to train is still young.

What you mustn't do, however, is to hit the dog as a form of punishment/correction: the simple reason being that the dog won't understand that being hit is a form of 'punishment.' Rather, the hit pooch will assume that you are just being violent to him or her. If the dog keeps on doing things like running to the road or messing up neighbors stuff, you'd be better advised to find ways of restraining his movements, rather than hitting him.

Patience as a key to success in the training of dogs

You won't be successful in dog training unless you are patient. You have to keep it in mind that it takes dogs some time to pick ideas that seem too simple to us as humans. There are people who have this misconception that you can only be successful in dog training if you are 'tough.' On the contrary, this is one of those endeavors where kindness and the 'soft approach' seem to work better than the tough Spartan approach to training.

Persistence as a key to success in the training of dogs

Closely related to patience (as a key to success in dog training) is persistence. You won't be successful as a dog trainer if you give up too easily - that is, like where you illustrate a desired behavior to a dog, and then give up if the dog fails to pick it up immediately. The truth of the matter is that you have to illustrate a desire behavior to a dog several times, whilst using the necessary reinforcements, till the dog eventually comes to learn what is expected of him or her.

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