The right dog training techniques will turn your cute canine into a well-behaved dog. Certainly, you do not want it to jump into guests or gnaw on your furniture. So, training it is really necessary. But what kind of training should you give it? Well, experts know the best ways to train dogs. They also know what kind of punishments the dogs must receiver. After all, it is their profession. However, it is a lot better if you will handle the training yourself because dogs tend to become accustomed to their trainers. And unless you want your dog to be loyal to the expert that you have hired instead of you, you must train it yourself.
Anyway, you can purchase dog training videos and manuals to help you with the dog training techniques. There are numerous stores as well as online shops that sell these items. Neverheless, almost all training guides will tell you the same things. So, here are a few dog training techniques that you can do. First is the body block technique. This works by taking away your dog's space or freedom temporarily. Whenever your dog goes into an area that it is not allowed to go, correct it by body blocking its way. You just have to block it, though, and never hurt it. Do not hit, beat, or poke your dog. On the other hand, you can also temporarily take away its space or freedom by commanding it to stay in place.
Then, you can also make use of marks and non-marks. These do not always need to be verbal, though. You can use clickers, bells, or keys to create a distinct sound. However, you must take note that it is crucial to be consistent so your dog will not be stressed and confused. A lot of dog owners become problematic because they do not implement the dog training techniques properly. They are not consistent with the marks and non-marks they use. And they also do not communicate with their dogs often. Nonetheless, if your dog ignores the non-mark, you have to follow up with an appropriate action.
This will make your dog realize that ignoring the non-mark will result in unfavorable consequences. But you must keep in mind that physical action must never be used. You can simply take away its valued resources. For instance, if your dog likes to attack the delivery boy, remove its access to the front door. You can body block it so it will not be able to reach that person. Do this every time it attempts an attack until it finally learns that attacking people is not good.
Moreover, you can also pose a no-attention rule. This is one of the dog training techniques that really work. Whenever your dog becomes hyperactive and restless, do not give it any attention. Ignore it completely until it calms down. Then, once it is calm, you can pet or praise it as its reward for being in that condition. Pretty soon, it will stop jumping on your guests. This technique best works on dogs that are always seeking for attention. However, it can be difficult to follow for individuals who can not resist giving attention to their dogs.