Are you a proud pet owner but your dog just doesn’t seem to ‘have it in him’ compared to his other feline friends? You’re not alone when I tell you how many times I’ve told my dog to go fetch but he’d sit still and smile like the world’s cutest idiot. (Somebody, make this a category for a dog winning competition, my dog would win every year). You know what they say when there’s a will, there’s a way! We’ve gathered up some tips and tricks that would aid you in training your dog to be a little more obedient than what the little fellow already is.
For starters, you can try a few basic commands that will be disclosed further on. But on the successful completion of each command please make sure to reward your pup with either a cookie or something as low as a pat on the back while repeatedly saying his name in tones of appreciation. Dogs have the power to sense and recognize different tones in humans, so a happy, jolly, squeaky voice would come across as positive for your dog.
The basic commands we encourage you to try are:
While these may seem relatively easy, they are challenged to complete and master all together! In the initial stages, your dog will reject most of the things you will say to him, but you need to constantly reinforce him and even do some things with him. For instance, if you want him to sit and he refuses to put his tushy down, you call to point out with your finger and tell him to sit repeatedly so he has different modes of communication telling about one particular action that is, in this case, to sit.
When your dog does indeed sit, do not forget to reward him. This trick is known as positive reinforcement. Once he finally figures out how to sit on command, make him do it again and again. When he performs the task with absolution, treat him accordingly. Every time you reward him for doing something, he will not only get happy but his mindset will adjust to the fact that doing what your owner has told you too, results in a doggy biscuit or any other form of a treat. This acts as a motivating factor for the pup and forces him unintentionally to perform tasks with somewhat perfection!
Will you train your dog? Have you successfully trained your dog? We’d love to know in the comments down below!