A well-trained dog usually leads a happier and healthier life and its owner also can enjoy a trouble-free, lifelong companion.
Dog training – basic obedience, house and potty training are essential.
The conventional method of dog training tips would be to give you a list of things to do. But sometimes it’s easiest to tell you what not to do.
1. DON’T punish your dog while you are angry or lack control of yourself.
2. DON’T punish your dog with the lead or any instrument of training or anything he should associate with duty or pleasure.
3. DON’T sneak up on your dog or grab him from the rear.
4. DON’T chase your dog to catch him; he must come to you or run after you.
5. DON’T coax your dog to you and then turn upon him with the whip. You will regret the deception.
6. DON’T trick or fool or taunt your dog. It is cruel and inconsistent to tease your dog to come to you when he cannot.
7. DON’T punish a dog by stepping on his paws needlessly. They are exceedingly sensitive. Don’t twist his ears playfully or otherwise. Never strike him on the backbone, in the face or on the ears.
8. DON’T grab your dog or reach for him quickly. He should never fear his master, should not be made nervous by his master, and should feel that punishment given is deserved.
9. DON’T nag your dog; don’t be giving orders to him constantly; don’t pester him with by continually shouting.
10. DON’T praise a dog for doing a certain act, then at a later time, scold him for doing the same thing. If you permit him to bite your toes today and think it’s fun, do not strike him for doing it tomorrow, when you are not in good humor. Consistency is a chief virtue in dog training.
11. DON’T train your dog immediately or soon after he has eaten.
12. DON’T lose patience with a puppy younger than six months. Never throw or kick a puppy nor lift him by the head or leg or skin of the neck.
13. DON’T train him in feats requiring much strength or endurance until he is at least six months old.
14. DON’T work your dog without some short rest or play periods during training. A five-minute rest for every fifteen minutes of training is desirable.
15. DON’T permit everyone to give commands to your dog. While you are training him, he must be a one-man dog, depending on you alone to feed him and care for him.
16. DON’T consider tricks goal of training. Make sure you teach your dog useful tasks such as sit, stay, down and come.
17. DON’T expect your dog to be a wonderful dog after a few weeks of training; four months to a year may be necessary. And training never ends. You need to continually work with your dog to reinforce positive behavior.
18. DON’T jump to the conclusion that your dog is dumb. Repetition is the key to success.
Enjoy training your dog and most importantly have lots of fun along the way!