Here Ralph! 3 Ways To Get Your Dog To Listen To You
Getting your dog to listen to you can be a frustrating challenge at the best of times. However, there are a few things you can do to increase the likelihood that your dog will obey your commands. Read on to find out how to communicate better with your dog.
First, make sure that you are giving clear and concise instructions. Dogs are smart, but they can't read minds, so be specific about what you want them to do. Giving mixed messages to a dog while you train them can confuse them, therefore making it harder for them to understand your commands.
Secondly, use positive reinforcement to reward your dog when they behave in the way you want. This could include treats, petting, or verbal praise. Using negative reinforcement has been shown to increase feelings of aggression and fear, and can be less effective. Using positive reinforcement strengthens the bond between you and your pet, and encourages your dog to perform the desired behaviour or action.
Finally, be consistent in your expectations and commands. If you only sometimes ask your dog to sit before getting their food, they will soon learn that they don't always have to listen to you. However, if you are consistent in your expectations, they will be more likely to obey you. Also telling guests and visitors any training that you are undertaking, for example, training your dog to not jump up on people, is beneficial, and makes sure that other people around aren’t encouraging undesirable behaviour.
By following these tips, you can train your dog to be a well-behaved companion in an effective way, and strengthen the bond between you and your furry friend.
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By Sarah Panther