Submitted by: Jeffery Hughes
You should never yell your dogs name in anger and here is why. Imagine you see your dog Jake digging up your freshly planted flower garden. You yell JAKE!! COME HERE NOW!! Jake does not respond so you yell louder and he still doesn’t respond. You go over and grab his collar and scold him. From that day on Jake is going to associate you calling his name and the word “come” with being punished. This is going to make it very difficult to call Jake to you when you need him to come.
Dogs do not understand english or any other human language, however it’s amazing how fast they learn to associate certain words with actions and if the action he associates a word with is not pleasent, he will do his best to avoid you when he hears you speak that word.
Bad deeds must be caght in the act in order to correct your dog. If you need him by your side for a negative reason, you should give him a strong “SIT’ command and go to him. When you call your dog to come to you use a friendly pleasent voice and be sure to praise him when he comes.
One key to a well trained, well behaved dog, is training him to associate the correct words with the correct action.
Before you start beating yourself up for doing everything all wrong and feeling guilty for dooming your dog to an unhappy life. Let me explain something; we all make mistakes with our pets. But most of the damage done by those mistakes can be reversed. You can have a very well trained, and happy dog. And you don’t need to spend a fortune on a professional trainer; in fact the best person to train your dog is you. After all your dog needs to learn to take commands from you; not someone who he will be with for a few weeks and then never see again.
You don’t need to be a professional trainer to have a well trained, well behaved dog; nor do you need to hire one. You CAN train your dog and it’s not difficult, expensive or time consuming.
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