page gives some basic, easy to use tips,
enabling you to offer your dog some training
at home. It
is not meant to be a "Training Manual"
or replace the use of a professional dog
trainer. We offer some advice and techniques
aimed at helping you teach some basic
commands (sit, stay etc,) or to help reinforce
previous training skills your dog has
All dogs should learn how to walk
to heel, sit, lie down, stay, and, most
importantly, come when called (no matter
what the distraction).
well trained dog can be a joy to own, his obedience
ensures you can keep him safe and avoid him becoming
a problem to other people or animals.
reward or praise your dog for a good performance.
All animals will repeat behaviour that is rewarding
and ignore anything that brings no reward. Rewards
can be in the form of food, a toy, a walk ,
praise or simply your attention. Try to avoid
reacting to bad behaviour as this can often
be seen as attention.
to know what motivates your dog, which type
of reward does he like best, avoid trying to
train by using fear to motivate, it does not
work and makes your dogs life grim.
punish or scold your dog under training. Punishment
creates negative feelings in your dog and can
spoil your relationship.
giving your dog commands that you know you cannot
repeating commands, give your dog only one command,
then gently enforce it.
ask your dog to perform anything that he can
try to make training fun and be consistent.
Some basic training commands:-
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