Dog Training Tips

Forcing your dog to behave or perform positively is counterproductive. If you want specific behaviors that you desire, you can wait until he performs the action and be quick to reward it. For example, if you want to train your dog to stop barking on command, wait until he becomes silent after a barking episode, click and give him his favorite treat. 

Consistency is the key

Be consistent and specific in using cues. Dogs are smart enough to distinguish the differences of each cue thus if you are training your dog to get off a couch and lie down, use “jump” as a cue for him to get off the couch and use “down” as a cue for him to lie down. You can also use visual cues such as raising a hand or palms up or facing down, or even shaking your head. As long as you are consistent with your cues, you will hardly have any problems. 

If you are having problems with your pet’s training, don’t hesitate to consult your veterinarians Bel Air, MD.


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