Basic Training Tips for Dog Owners
Train, Your Dog is Always Learning
Your dog is always learning. So you are always teaching / training. You are (should be) the pack leader!
Think about what you want your dog to do rather than what you don’t want him to do.
Then prevent him doing what you don’t want and reward him doing what you do want. Teach him some words to help communicate what you want such as “leave it”, and “drop it”.
You will need to refresh the cues that you teach your dog throughout his lifetime.
Make them small (just enough to taste). Feeding him a treat for correct behavior is one of the easiest ways to effectively communicate to your dog that he did something right.
Your dog should believe that you could produce a treat for him at any time and it just might be something really awesome!
Don’t miss any good opportunities for reinforcement and always carry treats on walks. Fresh treats such as meat and sausage are useful when working outside in distractions.
Ask for a sit, stay, down, etc. before giving him what he loves like feeding, walks and play.
By asking for good behavior before giving your dog the things he likes you can demonstrate your leadership without using force. Remember, Your attention is a reward!
They can have bad side-effects. Never strike your dog!
Train in 5 minute sessions, 3 times (or more, go nuts!) per day. Also be aware that you are always teaching your dog how to behave by your response to his behavior. Run your dog every day until her tongue is hanging out. Run twice if he’s still got too many “ants in the pants”.
That’s why it’s important to teach your dog to be comfortable in all situations and to be gentle with his mouth.
Feed your dog a premium human grade diet with fresh supplements.
Avoid over vaccinating and excess flea and tick repellent chemicals.
Clean teeth and ears once a week, bathe and trim nails once per month.
Puppy Training with Ebon von Er Nast
Myth about dogs...
Myth 1: Dogs should behave out of a selfless “desire to please” and respect, and not for treats. This myth has killed a lot of dogs, and trainers who don’t use reward-based training are using punishment (choke chains) to motivate the dogs and not “respect”. We have to deliberately demonstrate to the dog why he should listen to us (we have the food, the toys and the fun).
Myth 2: “Kids and dogs are great together” Actually kids are the most likely to be bitten because they accidentally do things that frighten dogs or they act like prey.
Never leave a dog and child unsupervised. Teach children not to approach a dog that is unknown to them, or when an adult is not present