Advanced obedience is to a dog what putting down the toilet seat is to a man - it takes patience in constant reeducation but it can be done. Dog obedience training is among the most satisfying experiences between a dog and his master. You are not only doing yourself a great benefit; you are also giving your pet a happier and fuller life. Obedient canines are well-adjusted, self-assured and mentally quicker. You can be secure in his behavior even if you leave him alone with strangers.
The most essential thing to remember in attempting to teach your animal is to set your position as the superior in your relationship. When he understands that you are his master, it is much simpler to train him the commands he is expected to obey. Confusing the dog in this regard can be dangerous; he will be assertive and strive to control you himself. Don't overcompensate and be excessively harsh to show you're the master; be firm, keep your ground and fix this unfavorable trait as soon as you see it rearing its ugly head.
Make your leadership known by employing a strong and sure tone in your speaking. When you say "Sit!" gently push him down in the said position firmly. Each command will take several tries, especially in the initial stages. Development from basic to more advanced obedience training is pretty much simple once your dog recognizes the patterns you've established in your training sessions.
Reward training, or positive reinforcement training is rewarding your dog with treats or accolades for correctly accomplishing the command. It is the single most useful way to train your dog; it's what he comprehends. Applaud your pet every time he does what you say correctly. Sometimes, this is easy to overlook but take care not to. Dogs get confused easily and distinguishing good behavior every time will make certain that he remembers what is right.
Inversely, chastise your dog whenever he makes a mistake. Do it during the mistake and not when it is past so the dog will understand the error of his ways. Scolding him will also highlight the difference between what is right from what is wrong. For example, if he starts finding the unidentified dirt on his path fascinating enough to ingest, scold him as soon as he does it. Then put dog food before him to eat. When he starts eating his own set meal, be lavish in your praise.
To be able to see growth in dog obedience training, keep sessions short and frequent. Be repetitive in what you teach. Don't restrict teaching your dog during "school time" or certain hours of the day. Otherwise, he won't want to study during summer vacation, so to speak.
Dogs in movies awe you with the complexity of the stunts asked of them. But they all started with sit. Begin with the basics and progress to the more complicated commands from there. With persistence and constancy your dog will advance to more difficult commands like growl, leave it, fetch and attack. Use the same principles in how you trained him before and you will taste sweet success in the higher levels.
Now that you've got the professional's secrets in advanced obedience training for dogs, it's time to roll up your sleeves, get Fido and commence training!
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