When it comes to learning how to train a dog, there are really only a few secrets one needs to know, whether you’re trying to stop dog aggression, teaching your dog to sit, house breaking, or trying to correct any other behavior. If you are serious about learning how to train a dog then you must realize the importance these “keys to dog training” have in getting permanent, quick results and developing a loving relationship with your pet.
The first “Secret” in how to train a puppy is becoming your dogs master in the real sense of the word “master”. What I mean by this is that your dog is trained so that they look to you for every choice they make and obey your every command. There is no 80% obedience. It’s either all the time or you haven’t truly become your dogs master. I recommend watching a video on how to become the pack leader and putting the advice to action immediately. If you don’t use this information properly your dog will always end up doing what he or she wants, not what you want.
The second secret to how to train a dog is encouragement and inspiration. Dogs need something to motivate them to listen to you and the best way to satisfy this is to find what your dog likes and use this as an incentive. Making dog training an enjoyable activity for your dog is the best way to get quick results that last.
Stumped on what to use as an incentive? There are generally a few main types of rewards that dogs absolutely love.
1. Tasty Snacks and Foods
2. Being cuddled, praised, and pet with affection
3. Playing with toys, objects, sticks,
Giving your dog incentives that he or she really likes will make your dog much more motivated to do what you want. One important note when it comes to food as an incentive is to be sure to change the types of food you use. Also, never give only food as an incentive. Lastly, if your dog does not respond the first time you give a command; do not give them the food.
The final “Secret” to how to train a dog is repetition. When you first begin the results you get from your dog will not be exactly what you want. Repetition and practice is what will get your dog to that ideal level of obedience. This is where incentives and inspiration for your pet are needed the most. Punishment and negative reinforcement are not necessary when you follow these three keys to successful dog training.