Canine Obedience Suggestions To Live By

From Alder's Worlds

Last night I was serenaded throughout the night by my neighbor's noisy pack of dogs. Because last night had a full moon, the coyotes were out and disturbing the neighborhood dogs with their yapping and howling. My dogs also joined in with the others when they first heard the coyotes start in, but as soon as I told them to quiet down, they obeyed. Apparently the neighbor's sleep like the dead, because they never quiet their dogs at night.

If the why does my dog bark at other dogs won't crate or leash willingly and you're out of time, you will need to corner him. In a small area, this is easily accomplished; just be sure to maintain NON-THREATENING body language the entire time. For example: don't look directly at him, approach sideways, move slowly and calmly. Don't reach over his head, other than to gently drape a blanket or towel over it...if he can't see you, it can have a calming effect, and the towel also makes it much harder for him to deliver a fear bite. It is very important to read up on, and fully understand, canine body language and calming signals before ever attempting to corner a fearful dog (or any dog, really).

Step number one. Rule out pain or health problem.You can do this by taking a closer look at your dog. Examine his body for any abrasion or splinter. Check his vital signs. See if he is not limping when he's walking. Do you know that thyroid problem as well as diabetes has similar symptoms with dog depression? If he's not suffering from any of these, he might be really suffering from depression.

By going to a class for dog pulls on leash obedience, you will not be without advantages. A few of the advantages include: - instant proximity to ask a trainer who is professional any questions. Any mistakes you make can be corrected by the trainer. You can view or hear how your instructor handles your canines.

You can also try a high jet of water from a high powered water gun or hose connection. Remember to always give the clear, loud verbal command as described above, then if they continue give them the last verbal command and wet them.

Over time, you will progress to getting him to DO things, in order to drive you to give him treats. A dog can be trained without ever having to be touched! Simply wait for a behaviour to be offered, perhaps a play-bow or a Sit, or eventually a bump of your treat-filled hand with his nose. Then say "YES!" enthusiastically the instant it happens (or use a clicker to mark it) and toss a great treat...or a piece of his dinner. You can then pair a command to the action, and start to ask the dog to perform it in order to get the treat. I've had rescue reactive dogs I couldn't walk up and touch, who would Sit, Gimme Five, or otherwise interact with me in order to solicit a treat. This is *two way communication*, and it's important. Even coming up close to ask for food can be a triumph for a fearful dog.

To encourage your canine with associating the right command with the correct action, one must give guidance to your canine by performing actions clear following each command.

Moving objects such as cats, squirrels and kids on bikes are harder. Try them only when your dogs' behavior is consistent. If it's not working then you've simply gone too far too fast. Just back up a bit and try again.

Your voice plays a very important role in your dog obedience training. Your voice will be the most indispensable tool in training. That is why you need to be very firm of your voice. Having said that, you need to let your dog feel that you care and show some compassion with your voice. Do not be aggressive in any way or else your dog might be challenged.

If you are patient and positive then your dog will learn quite quickly and he will be a joy to take out for a walk or when visit people's houses. Dog obedience training is something that every dog needs to learn and it shouldn't take long for him to understand. It is a good way of connecting with your dog and you will be rewarded with a loyal and steadfast companion. Respect your dog and he will respect you.