Having a dog is good, but you must not neglect its training. Just like a child, a dog should be raised and understand right from wrong. He must be taught to behave well and to be obedient if you know how to train your dog to be obedient.
So here are a few dog training tips and dos and don’ts of dog training.
1. Always demonstrate that you are the dominant member
The relationship you will have with your dog is significant. Of course, you can have a friendly bond with him, but he must also know that you are the Master. So be firm with the dog and don’t let all his whims go by.
2. Address your dog well
When you talk to him, use short words, not long sentences. Lower your head towards him when talking to him and look at his forehead or back. Do not look at your dog in the eye. He might take this for provocation.
3. Do not feed the dog at the same time as you
It is important to get your dog to eat after you. Please do not make him eat at the same time as you and especially do not give him table food.
4. Assign a bed to your dog
Do not let your dog sleep with you or let him climb on the bed or the couches. He must have a bed of his own. It is also to this precise place that you will send it if it must be punished.
5. Avoid excessive fondling
You can, of course, pet your dog and give him affection, but it is best to slow down when he enters his teenage phase. If he insists too much on being cuddled, push him away. The same goes for females who are in their heat period.
6. Put a collar on your dog
From an early age, train your dog to wear a collar. At first, he won’t like it, but eventually, he will get used to it. A little later, you can get him used to follow with the leash.
7. Demonstrate what is allowed and what is not
Your dog must learn what is right and what is wrong very quickly. If he does something wrong, punish him immediately. He must associate his incorrect act with the punishment. But if on the contrary, he does something right, praise him immediately too with a pleasant caress, for example.
8. Use the same vocabulary
When giving orders to your dog, always use the same words so that he will recognize them quickly and easily. Use short, simple words to help your dog.
9. Avoid physical punishment
There’s no point in hitting your dog to make him understand something. Tell him clear orders, and if he disobeys, send him to bed. As I said above, the punishment must be instantaneous.
10. Be constant in your learning
Just like with children, you have to be constant in regulations and punishments. If you let too much go by without reacting, your dog will not get used to discipline and obedience. So don’t make any go.