On today’s post we’re bringing you some of the most effective techniques to train your dog faster and better. We have readers every week reach out to us and ask us for help on this topic exactly, and so we decided to write this short post so you can start training your dog more effectively.
#1 Listen to Your Dog
You must learn how to listen to your dog. Don’t force your dog to say hello to another dog if he/she doesn’t want to. Forcing can lead to larger problems.
#2 Give lots of attention and be generous
You must give lots of attention to your dog, especially when he’s doing things right. Express your gratitude when he does well. Praise him and be generous to him.
#3 Carefully notice what your dog likes
Just because all dogs like something doesn’t mean that your dog will like it too. Some dogs are very choosy about what they eat. They may like something soft and chewy instead of hard and crunchy treats.
#4 Tell him what you expect from him
Don’t just say ‘no’ to your dog. Instead, tell him what you want him to do. For example, if your dog jumps on someone to say ‘hello’, instead of saying ‘no’, tell him to ‘sit’.
#5 Be consistent
Get as many family members involved when you are training your dog. It is important to provide consistent instruction. For example, if the dog jumps on your couch, you say ‘off’ and someone in your family says ‘down’, the dog will get confused.
#6 Have Realistic Expectations
It takes time to change behavior. You need to have a realistic expectation about the time your dog will take to change his behavior. For, example, if previously you didn’t mind your dog jumping and say hello to someone, but now you don’t want your dog to jump, then you should give some time to your dog to change his behavior. It will not happen overnight.
#7 Feed good food
You should feed your dog well. Give sufficient amounts of protein. If necessary, consult a veterinarian for the perfect diet for your dog.
Did you find these tips useful? Let us know below what kind of results you get with these training techniques! If you’re looking for more strategies like these, here’s a great infographic that can help you even further.