All dog owners should know some basic dog training methods, as these aspects will be of great help in daily life to train your pet dog in various basic and useful techniques of dog obedience, develop desirable results and encourage excellent behavior for your dog.
Always start teaching your puppy or dog the easiest commands possible so he or she can learn the difficult ones more easily at a later stage. Remember, slow and steady. Your dog cannot pursue advanced skills and this will frustrate both you and your pet.
Here are the 12 most important basic dog training commands for any dog owner:
1. Consistency of commands
Basic dog training methods can be taught efficiently and effectively by repeating the same commands, pointing to the desired action, reinforcing good behavior and attracting your pet’s attention. You should do it many times during the day, including during playtime and walking your dog. An excited tone should be used to encourage good behavior and a harsh tone for misbehavior.
2. Timing Your Dog’s Training
Dogs respond best to short, sharp commands, so training moments with your dog should be short, intense and interesting so that he does not lose his attention, interest and ability to respond to demands. Dogs do NOT work well with long words or complex pronunciations.
3. Praise and Reward Your Dog
Always praise and reward your dog as soon as he responds to your commands. Rewards can be represented by playtime or food so that the learning process can be developed gradually. If you decide to reward your dog with food, be sure to give a small feast instead of a feast. Once your dog learns your commands and hand signals, start giving less rewards.
4. Avoid giving in to your pet’s every request.
Many dog owners tend to overlook this because… “isn’t it hard to say no to a fluffy dog”? Always show discipline first, then love. Never reward your dog for making you look pathetic or cute, but only when he behaves correctly. Do not pamper your dog. Rewarding them with incentives without winning lowers the value of the reward for good behavior.