Knowing the techniques for dog training is very useful while some of it can bear negative results. It is normal to get different manners and opinions about dog training, so it is quite difficult to tell what best works.
The most common confusion comes in the opinion as to when to give a reward or when to rebuke a dog. So here are some tips that will surely help you out on this aspect.
A dog-training instructor may have told you to keep it calm, cool and positive during the dog training, to always keep a positive atmosphere for your dog. Still, actually we need to be strict and be stern at some situations.
However, it is advisable not to scold your dogs always as dogs tend to respond better when given positive attitude from their trainer. It is then important to understand when to praise your dog.
You should reward your dog when he gives positive response as to your commands. When he sits, stays, lies down or does things in proper order, he should receive a reward every time he obeys. Rewards can anything be like kind words, treats, rub on the belly or a pat on his head. Positive training makes the learning process for dogs a lot more fun and easier. The main idea is your dog actually wants to obey and please you and they will respond better when praised. Just make sure that he does not get a reward when he disobeys.
Scolding is the last resort, used when only necessary. You can reprimand your dog when he breaks something, excretes where is not supposed to excrete, barks or growls. However, do not scold the dog when you have not seen him do something wrong or else the dog will not understand the reason for your scolding. A simple, quick and sharp “NO!” or “Bad Dog!” is enough to serve as a stern warning.
An angry voice or condemning tone, crisp and sharp is the proper way for scolding. But is the scolding becomes too frequent the dog might actually start ignoring your reproaches. Another no-no is hitting the dog; this will complicate things in the future.
There are certain things that you should keep in mind when praising or scolding a dog. You should always remember that your pet has only started the learning process and is trying to give his best to please you. So be patient with your training. If you try to be more loving and understanding enough, the training will be way easier and fun experience for both of you.•