Many individuals believe that canine preparation is troublesome. Both opinions are incorrect. The truth is that all dogs are trainable, and dog training does not have to be hard work. Training a dog can be fun. It is, of course, true that some dog breeds are more accessible to train than others. What we do not agree with, however, is the claim that there are dogs that cannot be trained – because it is so wrong. We then dare to explore some of the things you need to do to get your dog’s training right.
Parameters for measuring success
Your dog’s training is considered completed when you can transfer the essential dog skills to your dog within a reasonable period. You are also considered trained adequately if you consistently master the essential dog skills. In other words, you will not be considered very successful in training your dog if the dog forgets the skills you have learned within a day.
In short, the parameters by which success in dog training can be measured include:
- First, is the time spent transferring the essential skills to the dog.
- The skills taught to the dog.
- How long the dog keeps the skills.
Of course, if you take too long to transfer specific skills to the dog, if you find it impossible to teach the specific dog skills, or if the dog continues to forget the skills he or she has learned, it inevitably means that this is the case is that you are not doing it right. You have to remember that two variables come into play here. The first is your skill, talent, and dedication as a dog trainer. Moreover, the other of these is your dog’s natural ability – given that some dog breeds seem to “get” things faster than others.
Early initiation as the key to success in dog training
Simply put, there are specific skills that you can only teach a dog when he or she is young. It means that the generally accepted view that puppies should not be trained for six months is entirely wrong. Some skills are challenging to teach a dog older than six months.
It is worth noting that, unlike us humans, dogs are (in some ways) highly developed animals – whose life-learning process begins the moment they are born. Because of this, a puppy who loses his mother at the age of three months can potentially survive in the wild, while a human baby who loses his mother at the same age would have a tough time surviving on his own in a similar environment.
The best time to start training a dog is when he or she learns basic life skills, so whatever skills you want to impart to him or her are also inherited along with these essential life skills for dogs. In this way, the requested behavior would be part of the dog’s personality. They would be deeper rooted in him or her. It is not to say that an older dog cannot be trained. It is just that you would have a more demanding (and less fun) time training the older dog.
It later turns out that some of the people who ultimately feel that their dogs cannot be trained are usually people who make an effort too late in their lives to teach their dog-specific skills. When dogs cannot handle such skills, they are called “bruises” – when it is not their fault that they cannot choose skills, but rather the trainer’s fault not to start training earlier.
Proper use of rewards and corrections is the key to success in dog training
To get to the heart of dog training, it turns out that different skills and behaviors can only be transferred and anchored in dogs through the proper use of rewards and corrections. The biggest reward you can give a dog is attention. Moreover, conversely, lack of attention is the most significant correction/punishment you can give a dog.
Meanwhile, suppose your dog enjoyed your attention while doing something right, and you are withdrawing that attention now. In that case, Starts doing something wrong, immediately feels the reaction, and makes the connection between. Mistake and the lack here for attention. Tends to correct the behavior to get your attention back. These things work exceptionally well when the dog you want to train is still young.
What you should not do, however, is hit the dog as a form of punishment/correction: the simple reason is that the dog will not understand that being beaten is a form of “punishment”. Instead, the affected dog will assume that you are violent towards. If the dog continues to run out on the street or destroy the neighbor’s belongings, it is better to find ways to restrict his movements than to hit him.
Patience is the key to success in dog training.
Only those who are patient will succeed in dog training. You have to keep in mind that dogs take some time to come up with ideas that seem too easy for us humans. Some people believe that you can only be successful in dog training if you are “tough”. Instead, this is one of those pursuits where kindness and the “soft approach” seem to work better than the complicated, spartan training approach.
Perseverance is the key to success in dog training
Firmly connected with persistence (as the way to progress in canine preparation) is determination. You will not succeed as a dog trainer if you give up too quickly – that is, if you show the desired behavior towards a dog and then give up if the dog does not immediately accept it. The truth is that you need to show a dog the desired behavior several times with appropriate reinforcement until the dog finally learns what is expected of him or her.
Consistency is the key to success in dog training
For example, it is a schedule where, after choosing a specific reinforcement (reward or punishment), you must apply it consistently so that the dog in training understands what it means. One of the worst things you can do when training a dog is to send mixed signals because when a dog is confused, it becomes challenging to train the dog.