2 Kinds Of Dog Training You Can Try

2 Kinds Of Dog Training You Can Try

28 February 2022
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Dogs can be great companions and can do a lot of good. But in order to do that, they have to have the proper training. Even if all you want is a good companion, you still need to give your dog some training, because it will make it easier for you to handle them at home and in public. There are different kinds of dog training that you can use. 

Clicker Training

Clicker training is a very popular, positive reinforcement training, which means that when the dog is doing what you tell them to, they get positively reinforced. The way that clicker training works is that you first need to associate the sound of the clicker with good things. That means you need to do something called charging the clicker. You click the clicker and give your dog a treat at the same time. You may need to do this a couple of times so that the dog learns that the sound of the clicker is a good thing. The goal is to eventually stop giving the treat and have the sound be its own reward, but it will take some time for that to happen. This is a relatively easy training method, and because the clicker is the cue for your dog, it's one that everyone in your family can use since the clicker will sound the same, no matter who is using it. 

Relationship Training

Relationship training isn't just one thing, it is more like a melange of various training methods that are individualized to you and your dog. You may want to use a professional trainer when you are starting out so that you can help to figure out what will work best for you and your pet. The goal of this training is to use your dog's body language and the existing relationship between the two of you to get your dog to do what you want. Each step builds on the success before it. For example, if you want your dog to stay, then you would first start in a quiet room until they are good at the stay, and then move out to where there are distractions. That will set your dog up for success, and make things easier for both of you. 

Training your dog is important. There are various ways that you can do that. Contact a training service such as Dog Training Anytime for more information.

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