• Doris W H

What are the benefits of training my dog?


Dog training

Successfully training your dog can be rewarding for dog ownership.

Training is an excellent way to bond with your dog and will help you build a good and healthy relationship with your dog.

Whether it's a puppy or an old dog - all dogs can benefit from learning some basic commands. My guides can help you with the basics of how to train your dog but I also recommend puppy socialization classes, at home clicker training and dog training classes with a behaviorist especially in helping behavioral issues such as excessive barking, aggression, destructiveness and phobias.

At home, you can start with the basics such as sit, down, stay and leave

A qualified behaviorist can helps owners train their dog or teaches them to work with an animal trained to do a specific task.

What are the benefits of training my dog?

Teaching your dog basic obedience like sit, wait and coming back when called gives them the freedom to do the things they like to do, like running off the lead safely and under control.

Dogs are intelligent animals and most love to learn so training can be a great way of stopping them from getting bored.

How do dogs learn?

All training should be positive reward-based. Giving your dog something they like such as food, toys or praise when they show a particular behavior means that they are more likely to do it again.

It's important to find out what your dog's favorite food and toys are. Favorite treats are often small pieces of meat or cheese. The better the reward the more your dog will enjoy training and learning.

Top training tips

  • Always start lessons for new tricks in a quiet room in your house away from any distractions

  • Break training up into short but regular intervals like 10 minutes each session so your dog isn't overwhelmed

  • Be patient, just like us, dogs all learn at different rates so don't worry if your dog doesn't pick things up straight away. Come back again another time if you feel frustrated.

  • Always end with something your dog knows, so the session finishes positively.

  • Have fun!

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