Here are tips that one should keep in mind to train
his dog more easily.
Dogs, as social beings, consider digging as their outlet
when they are lonely. Nutrient deficiency may also cause
this digging. Also known as pica, they sometimes eat
the dirt they dig to supplement their health. Spending
more time with your dog and giving him a health check
will keep his digging behavior at bay.
For dog potty training, a reward-based method will prove
to be a more rewarding endeavor. Giving your dog a bit
of dog food when it performs a good potty behavior will
make it easier for it to remember the good thing that
Repeat and Repeat
Considerable repetitions will give your dog ample time
to grasp the command. Consistency is the name of the
game. After doing enough repetitions, not helping him
with the routine will test if the dog really got it.
Three successful attempts in a row is a fine gauge in
defining if it's just a fluke or if the dog has actually
understood the drill.
Direct and Correct
Communicate to the dog how the drill should be. Be clear
on what you want the dog to do. Just commanding the
dog without correcting him if he did it wrong is not
Timing is Gold
Timing means that you should consider the age of the
dog when considering how to deal with him. It is best
to train dogs while they are still puppies. Always remember
that "old dogs can't learn new tricks" saying.
Be More Stubborn Than the Dog
Establishing rapport to the dog must always be in this
order: You as the alpha dog (authoritative) and him
as the submissive being. Show any sign of fear when
he snaps back, and you damage that rapport. Don't let
the dog not complete the exercise. This will teach the
dog to just hold out long enough for you give in to
Be A Good Actor
Provide your puppy with an outlet for his chewing urges.
Also, you may practice yelping loudly when your pup
starts to chew on you. After yelping, fold your arms
and for 10 minutes consider ignoring him. This response
is the thing that happens when a pup becomes too rough
on other puppies. But depending on your puppy's personality,
he may react otherwise, such as biting more. In this
case, use a more aggressive approach.
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