Teaching Your Dog Tricks – Do’s and Don’ts
Perhaps you have seen the extraordinary routines of Ashleigh and her pet Pudsey, winners of Britain’s obtained Talent 2012? And today we’ve got Jules and her pet Matisse who’ve just won in 2015. Or maybe you’ve watched a YouTube video of a person’s dog performing amazing tricks and thought,”I wish I could teach my dog to perform tricks like this!”
Educating your puppy tricks, takes some time and effort but also the rewards for both of you’re enormous. As well as having the ability to amaze your friends with your pet’s brains (also of course, as your ability as a top dog trainer!) Below are a Few of the reasons why it is a Fantastic idea to start teaching your dog some tricks:
Potty Train A Dog With A Bell
Calms boredom and destructive behavior – Training your dog to do tricks will let him constructively release his energy. If your puppy is concentrated and occupied, he is not ruining the sofa or eating your sneakers or telephone charger for example!
keep your dog’s mind sharp – like humans, it is excellent for dogs to keep their minds busy and receptive.
Learning and acting tricks will help to do this.
Create a much better bond – You and your dog become a group. Teaching your puppy tricks will make it possible for a two-way communication between you and him. You will both know each other better.
Potty Train Dog Bell
Better Behaviour – Your dog will be easier to control vet check-ups, producing yours and your furry friend’s lives simpler.
Give your dog a hobby – For those rainy days if you can not go for long walks, it’s a great way to pass the time. Dogs need hobbies in addition to humans!
Below are some points to bear in mind when teaching your dog tips:
DO keep your training sessions quick; 10-15 minutes at the maximum. Your pet can get bored and/or tired by hearing the exact same command over and over again and again repeating the identical action. The key is modest and frequently – daily if at all possible.
DO, where at all possible, make sure your training sessions are done without outside distractions. Turn the TV and radio off and, when you’re beginning to teach a hint, just have you and your puppy in the room.
DO use the same command throughout your dog’s training; do not chop and change. Even a small gap e.g.’flip’ and’turn around’ could be quite confusing for your furry friend, so be consistent.
Potty Training A Difficult Dog
DO give your dog plenty of treats and praise when he gets it .However do not overdo the treats once your dog has learnt that the trick. Gently point out the treats so that you are merely using the controls, hand gestures (if appropriate) and compliments.
DON’T attempt to teach your puppy a hint which may interfere with a health issue he has. For instance, if your dog has back problems, then a trick such as rolling over might be too difficult. If you have any questions at all do not do it or check with your vet first.
DON’T force your dog to perform tricks he actually doesn’t want to do; respect his or her limits. And don’t punish your puppy for not performing a trick properly; just keep working on it. Always remember that hints are for the pleasure of both of you and it is not a race to finish each suggestion.
DON’T talk too much during the practice sessions, otherwise your voice will start to have no impact and it all becomes a confusing babble of sound to your dog.
DON’T think your dog is too old for suggestions. If he is healthy and does not have any mobility issues, he will be fine. Wait until he has mastered that until you try to teach him any tricks.