Always praise your dog when she comes to you, whether you or not. That teachers her that coming to you is good. Say “come” or “here.” She may not understand what you want if you just call her name. If she doesn’t come, don’t chase her. Call her again while you move away. That might make her come after you. If she still doesn’t show up, tell her to sit, and go get her.
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Applying some proper obedience training at an early stage (the earlier the better!) is a most effective technique to correct any behavior problems, and also to prevent any future problems. The fact that you are reading this page possibly means it is too late for this tip!
A dog learns from interactions it has with its environment. This can be through classical conditioning, where it forms an association between two stimuli; non-associative learning, where its behavior is modified through habituation or sensitisation; and operant conditioning, where it forms an association between an antecedent and its consequence.
K9 Mastery specializes in aggression issues. Aggression is a serious behavior problem that will only escalate if ignored. It is import to address this behavior at the first sign of a problem, however, if your dog is already demonstrating severe aggressive behavior, we can still help.
Bribery is basically offering something for your dog to work for after they’ve knowingly refused to perform a behavior. They said no, so you offer them something BEFORE and only THEN do they follow your command. This is a bribe.
Most of the time if they pull on the leash, they get to go where they please. Now you’re trying to say they can’t. And faced with this confusion…again and again…they will go for the most rewarding option which of course is pulling! So a retractable dog leash trains them to pull because they get rewarded.
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On the other hand during marker training I want the treats to be very easy to eat. I want them to be gone almost instantly so we can continue on with training. The softer treats like Soft Training Treats are perfect for this.
The best method: simply turn away and ignore your dog. Do not make eye contact, speak, or touch your dog. Go about your business. When he relaxes and remains still, calmly reward him. It won’t take long before your dog gets the message.
Looks like no one has posted for a couple of years, but I wanted to thank you for the article. I have a 45 pound hound/border collie, and she pulled on the leash and drug me around. I use a harness so she doesn’t choke herself. I got a 16 foot retractable leash and used the reverse method, and say “this way.” Wow, it worked! She’s quite intelligent and eager to learn, as well. Within a half hour she caught on and I noticed her cueing in to me more for direction. Using a retractable leash is really good because it clicks loud enough for her to hear when I push the button, and she stops pulling and looks to me. I even got her walking beside me with no problem. We had the best walk ever and after a half hour we were walking with a loose leash. Most dogs really do want direction and to please their handler. So, thank you again! This was exactly what we needed!
If you need extra control, you can use two points of attachment on the harness or combine the front attachment harness and a head collar using a double-ended leash, and then fade out the use of the head collar. Never use collars or other devices that are intended to startle or cause pain.
Training dogs for personal protection can be an issue for many dog owners due to lack of time and difficulty. Sometimes it’s hard to even make your dog fetch or sit so you can only imagine how much harder is going to be training him or her for personal protection. Can you imagine teaching your dog to be keen and protect you in the hour of need? That is why many dog owners settle for the basic training as this seems easier to do.