Before we continue, we would like to make it very clear what is NOT to do during the training, because if we make the mistake of training our pet badly, it will cost us double or triple to retrain correctly. Let’s see what mistakes we should never make:
- Never scream, can dogs tell if you are mad? Yes, scolding or hitting your dog is a big NO. Physical or psychological punishment is not effective, it is more than proven and it is a cruelty.
- Never despair, patience is the mother of all sciences and the training of a dog takes time, you must have a lot of patience.
- Do not use necklaces of suffocation or torture, it is an unnecessary cruelty. There are a thousand effective ways to train a dog and none of them is done through punishment or torture.
- Never use different ways to address him, always call him by his name and then give him the order.
Now that you know everything that to do, it’s time to learn how to train a dog effectively. The first thing we must do is let our dog know who is the owner, the leader or alpha male of the command, as you prefer to call it.
The training of our partner must be done constantly, that is, to carry out a training work three or four times a week, continuously and perseveringly. We must begin the sessions after having made a long walk with our dog, it is based on having relieved, run played and done their needs before starting any training session. A dog that has not dribbled will never learn correctly because it simply will not concentrate.
To make the training sessions we must choose a quiet place, where no other dog can distract. There are no loud noises or constant passage of people. We need some privacy so that our pet learns as much as possible and concentrates.
We must bring prizes to reward our dog when he does the exercises well, dog biscuits, pieces of sausages or bread, they can be perfect prizes. Mimes and caresses are also good prizes to complement with the prizes in the form of food.
When our dog does an exercise well, we will congratulate him with enthusiasm. Good! Well done! This is how it is done! Give him a cookie or piece of sausage as a reward. He must know that we are happy because he has done well, it is fundamental.
When our dog does bad exercise, we will simply go back to the initial position and start the exercise again. When you reach the part where you make the mistake, we will simply tell you in a firm voice, No! It is not necessary to shout or punish him, nor will we give him any prize.
The training sessions should not last more than half an hour, if we exceed half an hour, we must play a time not less than fifteen minutes before starting the training session again.
Never exceed the daily hour of training, we do not want to stress them.