What does it take to get a great dog? Have you feel your dog tugging at its lease, seeming to drag you around the block on the evening walk? Does your dog playfully run around, knocking over children as it completely ignores all your commands to try to calm it down? How many times do you wish your dog can be trained? How much time can you afford to devote? You are busy with jobs, kids, home maintenance and the never ending, ever-growing list of things that make demands on your time; do you really have time to train your dog?
Yes, you do! And you can do it in just about 15 minutes a day. Dogs, young or old, have the capacity to learn. What makes it even easier is that most dogs want nothing more than to please their owners. Days of yelling, hollying and questioning the dog's lineage and your good judgment. To train any dogs, you will use commands. Commands are simply how we communicate with our dogs. You should not be asking or pleading with a dog. You should establish a relationship in which you tell your dog what to do and it obeys. It sounds simple but a lot of work and patience are needed to make it happen. Non-verbal clues, body language and voice inflection play a part in our communication with our dogs. When dealing with our furry friends, our commands should be direct, consistent and given clearly either by voice or whistle. From your earliest training sessions, you should give your command once, then make sure that your dog complies. Sounds simple? It is of course easier said than done. Human nature makes us tend to repeat ourselves if we feel that we are not heard. If you repeatedly give your commands, you are teaching your dog that it does not have to response on the first command. The keys to stop this situation are control and consistency.
Let's start with control. All early training must be done on a lead. This gives you total control and the ability to provide instant corrective action if your first command is not complied or is granted with less than enthusiastic response. For example, when you give the "sit" command, and the dog does not immediately respond, you can pull on the short lead, push down the dog's butt and force compliance. This makes you the dominant one. Without the lead, you are just hoping that the dog will respond. Therefore, use the lead until your dog obeys perfectly each time you issue the command. Use it for another three weeks to a month.
Next is Consistency. Do not use multiple commands. It will only confuse him.These are some of the training guidelines in training your dog to obedience. Dog training is not difficult but it does take some thought, commitment and lots of patience.
15 minutes a day is all it takes to train your dog! Beside training, your dog should be properly care for by feeding him / her safe food. With all the unsafe commercial pet food, better be save than sorry. So the lesson to learn when owning and caring for dog is feed him quality dog food and train him to take care of himself and start enjoying your companion without all the frustration with dog behavior problems.