Denis Waitley said: “The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence”. I think the dog from the next video got the memo. Every now and then, people spot this pup leaving the store with a bag of dog food. He struts down the street without a care in the world. No one knows how does he pay for the food. Let’s try to find out by SHARing this video. If you recognize this dog, let us know. Please, SHARE!
By training your dog, you improve your life and his, enhance the bond between you, ensure dog’s safety, and it also make the two of you have a lot of fun. Dogs are eager to please their owner, that’s why they are willing to learn. The key to success is good communication. Your dog must understand what do you want from him, and why it’s in her best interest to comply with your wishes. To break it down: reward behaviors you like, make sure behaviors you don’t like aren’t rewarded.
To communicate with your dog, first of all, you need to understand how he learns. Dogs live in the present. They don’t make connections between events and experiences that are separated in time. Unless you catch your dog peeing on the floor, and express your displeasure, the animal will not understand your annoyance over a puddle he had made. Dogs learn through the immediate consequences of their behavior. If they get something nice, like food, a toy, a belly rub, or playtime, for good behavior, they will act like that more often. If dog’s behavior results in an unpleasant consequence, like being ignored, or losing favorite toy, he’ll will not continue that behavior. The dog will stop jumping on you in excitement, if you start ignoring him or walking away. However, as he sits, you can give him the attention she craves.
Like kids, dogs don’t have long attention spans. Try to make training sessions short and sweet. Do 5 to 15 repetitions of one command and then doing 5 to 15 repetitions of another command. You can also practice new skills while polishing the old ones throughout the day. Always end a session on a positive note. Make your dog do an exercise he’s good at. Be patient and supportive, and in no time your dog will not only learn polite behavior, but will impress your friends with some awesome tricks.