Responsible dog owners will often look for dog training advice. This is available from a variety of sources including the internet, books, and DVDs. The following dog training tips are designed to help dog owners understand what is needed of them to create a strong bond between themselves and their pets, as well as create a safe environment for the dog and all those around it.
1. Establish leadership and boundaries – Dogs are pack animals and respond to the leader of the pack. If the owner of a dog is seen to have moments of weakness, the dog will assume that it is they who are in charge and all future commands from the owner will be wasted. It should be clear from the very start who the leader is and what is expected of the dog.
Poop bags are very popular nowadays. When training dogs for their poop, the dog owners can also use biodegradable dog poop bags.
2. Be patient – When teaching a dog a new command, it is important to be patient. Shouting or punishing the dog by hitting them will only serve to confuse and scare the animal. If an owner can feel their patience slipping, it is time to end the training session.
3. Reward and correct – Dogs do not automatically know what a command is. By showing them what is expected of them and rewarding them, owners are giving the dogs a reason to do what is asked of them. If a dog does not respond correctly to a command, the owner should correct their behavior.
4. Consistency is key – Once the boundaries have been set, it is imperative that the owner keeps maintains the course of action which has been set. If a dog is rewarded one minute for behavior and then the next time it is ignored, they will become unsure of what they are supposed to be doing.