Bonding with your dog is always part of the everyday routine. You even consider them as part of your family. You bring them to family outings and get together with friends. You would even bring your dogs when going to work if your company permits you to.
You spoil them with treats and great toys. You make sure that you spend the time of your busy schedule to play and bond with them. Dogs are truly our best friends.
These pets serve as your stress reliever and happiness. These dogs comfort you especially when you’re down and in times of sadness. They are the ones that you can count on when everyone leaves and everything fails.
In this sense, you want the best things for your dog. Some pet owners engage their dog in skills training that will help your dog in their daily activities. It can also be helpful for your dog to have some fun and not get bored in their daily routine. Boredom can cause future issues such as unwanted behaviors like excessive barking, chewing and biting.
Training them will make them busy and will refrain them from engaging in these bad behaviors. It is recommended to train them as soon as possible so that they will develop skills throughout their life and will not learn any undesirable behaviors.
Finding the right trainer for your dog
Each breed requires a different approach on how to start the training. However, every dog needs to have positive reinforcement instead of punishment. Throughout the training, dogs may not do a good job on the first try and trainers that engage in some punishment is not the best fit.
Remember to encourage your dog to finish the training by showering him with lots of love and positive reinforcement. Reward them treats and give them praises every time they improve in the training.
Consider your dog’s status
Before letting him do the training, make sure your dog is comfortable and calm. There will be a problem if he is not comfortable with strangers and the trainer will not be effective since your dog will not pay attention or may engage in aggressiveness during the training.
Observe any unexpected behavior from your dog that may cause problems. Factors to consider are the level of anxiety and level of fear of your dog to regulate the response and aggression of your pet.
Do not use shock collars and corrective collars that may cause your dog pain and discomfort. If they are experiencing any discomfort, the training will not be effective, and your dog will not learn anything from the trainer.
Motivate and encourage
Motivate them to do a great job with positive reinforcement. Give them praise and love throughout the training. If they have done a mistake, do not engage in a punishment system, instead, encourage them more to learn and correct the mistake. Trainers should have a specific approach that will not cause any confusion and anxiety to your dog. Stick to the plan to help your dog learn the specific skill.