In this video, we'll teach you:
How to teach your dog not to bark
How to train your dog not to eat off the ground
How to teach your dog not to jump
How to train your dog not to pull on the leash
How to train your dog not to beg for food
How to teach your dog the Speak command
How to teach your dog the Leave It command
How to teach your dog the Come command
Dogs have some innocent but irksome tendencies—like barking, leash pulling, jumping, digging, chewing and eating garbage—that can sometimes make them difficult to live them!
To make the most of your relationship with your dog, you can teach your dog some important skills that will help them live harmoniously in a human household. Training your pooch will improve your life and theirs, enhance the bond between you, and ensure their safety—and it can be a lot of fun.
In this video, we’ll talk about 8 easy and important things to teach your dog, and explain the training process in an easy way that any dog can understand.
Dogs pull on the leash because it works — it gets them where they want to go.
If your dog starts pulling on the leash, turn yourself into a “tree.” Stand very still and refuse to move until your pooch comes back to you.
Ignoring your commands
Dogs may ignore our commands because we have unwittingly trained them to do so. When you repeat a command too many times, you’re actually desensitizing your pup to the meaning of the word, and your dog will start to tune it out and ignore you.
Train dogs not to eat off the ground
The “leave it” command can be used to stop dogs from eating garbage or things off the ground. It can even stop a dog from chewing power cords or your favorite pair of shoes.
Place a treat on the floor with your toe or hand over it and say “Leave It”. Your dog will lick and nose at you and try to get that treat. Eventually though, they will stop trying and glance away. As soon as your pet stops trying, give them a huge fuss, and a reward. After several repetitions, your dog will understand the meaning of the “Leave It” command.
Train dogs not to beg for food at the dinner table
Dogs beg for food by their puppy eyes. But make sure not to give in to their puppy eyes. By feeding your dog table scraps, you are essentially telling your pooch that if they beg for food, they will get it.
Your furry friend will eventually realize that their puppy eyes don’t pay off and they will stop begging you.
You can also use basic commands like “Sit” or “Leave it” to discourage impulse-based behaviors. For example, if your dog jumps up on your lap to beg for food while you eat, simply tell them to “Sit”.
Train your dog not to jump
Oftentimes, dogs jump because they like to sniff a person's face. Dogs greet each other nose-to-nose, and they want to do the same with us. Since our noses are not at their level, they jump up to reach our face.
The first step is to ignore the behavior and only give attention when they have all their paws on the floor. If your dog jumps up on you, and you give them some kind of attention, you’re basically telling them you approve this behavior so jumping continues to happen.
If your dog jumps on you when you come home, immediately walk away and close the door. Wait about one minute, and then walk back in to greet your dog. If he still jumps on you, walk away again and close the door. Keep doing this until they calm down.
If your dog jumps on you while you’re preparing a meal or their food, don’t push them away; They will probably think that jumping wins them some attention;
The Quiet Command
If your dog barks excessively inside your home or at strangers, you can teach them the Quiet command to stop barking on command.
Dogs may also bark at people or other dogs if they haven’t been socialized well enough.
Another reason for a dog’s barking is boredom or loneliness. Dogs are pack animals. When they are left alone for long periods of time, they can become bored or sad and often bark excessively.
But let’s now talk about how to teach your dog the ‘quiet’ command.
To do this, you will first need to teach your dog the ‘speak’ command.
Do something that will cause your dog to bark. As soon as your dog barks, immediately mark the behavior with a command like “speak!”, and reward them with a treat. Repeat until your dog learns to bark when you say “speak”.
Now you can teach them the quiet command. Hold a treat in front of their nose and say “speak!”. The instant your dog stops barking, say quiet. If your dog stays quiet for a few seconds, give him the treat and a huge fuss. After several repetitions, your dog will understand the meaning of the “Quiet” command
Make sure that your treats are good for dogs’ health and manage the calorie intake. You should avoid sweets and chocolates because they can harm your pet.
And it’s best to train your dog before their meals. A dog with a full tummy may not be interested in your rewards, and sudden movements can disturb their stomach.
Date Added: 2023-09-27
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