I know, I know. You are thinking to yourself, “Who is this freak and why is he bothering me about how to train my Puppy or dog?” Well, you’re not alone. I know every parent and guardian feels that way with their pet. We are the last line of defense between them and destruction. But I promise you, there is a way to train your dog and your pet can be trained. It will take some patience along with regular hard work but it can be done. So let me tell you my method of training your dog.
You will need to be consistent. If you are going to be consistent with your training, then your dog needs to be, too. That means doing some type of punishment. It doesn’t need to be physical but it does need to be a punishment. Not every dog likes the pain. It should be a simple “No” followed by a correction.
Your dog should know what to do. If he doesn’t know then it is going to take a little longer to get him trained but it will be worth it. The only thing I’m going to tell you is that sometimes your pet may ignore your commands and you will have to use the “No” as a signal to get his attention. You can use the “No” to get his attention with just a look or a bark. If he doesn’t respond to a look then you should have a little smile and a bark will get him attention.
I promise you that if you keep at it and do some type of punishment that your pet will eventually listen as you should be able to see him listening with his tail not moving.
Now, the next thing to remember is not to lose your temper. If your pet is being stubborn then don’t lose your temper. If you lose your temper then the training will be harder because you are not seeing the results that you want right now. If you lose your temper then what your training will be compared to other trainers, your pet must learn that this is wrong and you must be consistent on your rules to let him know that these things are wrong. This is the only way it will be difficult since most trainers lose their temper with you. The one thing you should not do is yell at him. Your pet is trying to tell you who he is.
Now, you have got to be committed to training. If you are committed to training then you should be rewarded. You should be invited to dog shows. You should be given cool things to do like going to the pet store and getting some cool dog toys. This will keep your pet interested in the training. If this is the case then your training session should be longer.