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How To Get Started With Obedience Training?


Obedience training means teaching your dog to obey some specific commands. Obedience training is most helpful for a family because it improves how they interact with other people.

Obedience training helpse eliminate their annoying traits such as jumping, barking, and chewing on random things.

Importance of Obedience Training:

It is considered that obedience training takes away the spirit of joy from your pet dog and destroys the dog’s natural behavior, but it is not true.

Instead, obedience training helps to build a link between the owner and the dog. It builds a strong relationship of trust, love, and respect.

 

Why Should You Train Your Dog?

Obedience training is important because it keeps your pet mentally and physically strong and healthy. It reduces behavioral issues, yes that is right.

It helps your dog to communicate with you and fit into your life.  It is not possible to communicate with your dog unless you train it so it can understand not only your commands but also your expectations.

When to Start Obedience Training?

Obedience training usually starts at the age of 8 weeks, since at this young age, a puppy can learn some of the initial commands such as come and sit, etc.

Obedience training is done at a young age because it is less time-consuming whereas, if it is done in the later stages, it will take more time for your pet to obey your commands.

Obedience training is usually done at academies or homes. In academies, there are trained professionals who train your pets to obey the commands, and when they are done training, they send your pet back, whereas, at home, you train your pet all by yourself.

 

Tips for Obedience Training:

 

Here are some tips for obedience training that might be of some help for new pet-owners:

1.  Usage of  Reward:

When training your pet with some basic commands, try to give some kind of rewards such as a biscuit or anything that your pet loves to encourage them. It is a very helpful technique as it boosts the morale of your pet.

One thing to make sure of is to not punish your pets when they are learning. Things such as giving them shock, hitting with a stick, and so on, because it can cause long-term consequences, which includes fear.

2.  Short Training Sessions:

Keep your training sessions short because pets can only pay attention for a short period. So try to keep the session for about 5 to 10 minutes.

3.  Consistent Approach:

When you are training your pet, try to maintain a consistent approach that includes the words spoken or the hand gestures made.

4.  Different Environments:

Try to train your pet in different environments because the pets are most comfortable at home since there is no source of distraction but somewhere outside, like; a park, there are multiple distractions.

It helps you to train your pet to obey your commands in the presence of distractions.

5.  Be Calm:

Pets are just like babies, so they are prone to make mistakes while learning; make sure you do not get angry at your pet because it will take some time for them to adapt to new things.

 

Obedience training is necessary as it makes your pet civil and socially friendly. This process is surely time-consuming, as discussed, but it is all worth it.

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