Teach Dog To Back Up is an intriguing subject and today we will be doing best to discuss this in details, so if you like what you read, hope you like what I write. When you bring a dog home for the first time, it is your responsibility to teach him or her to understand that it is their responsibility to keep their owners safe. This may sound simple but dogs are quite clever and they can get easily confused and therefore mistakes often happen. Therefore you need to teach dog training tricks to make sure that the dog understands the commands he is being asked to execute. Below are some of the dog training tricks which are commonly used.
Pedestal Training: It is not a secret that puppies love to jump up on their owners. Although you can keep them on a leash when he is on a pedestal, giving him a reward afterwards would help him remember how good he did. However you should not praise him so much that he learns to see it as a chore rather than a reward. When he does something good such as jumping over the pedestal then you can reward him with a treat, a dog biscuit or simply a pat on his behind while giving him a dog treat.
The way this pedestal training works is that you start with setting a treat just far enough away from the pedestal so that your dog cannot reach it. Once he reaches it praise him and offer a dog biscuit or other reward. You should continue to practice this until he gets the message that reaching the target is his responsibility. However you should not force him to keep going towards the pedestal.
Down and In: Most of us have experienced falling once or twice while walking with our dogs. However if you want your dog to learn how to fall then you need to use the same technique as we used in the inverted sitting and standing example above. To teach your dog to back up just stand beside him with one foot in front of the other whilst giving him a dog treat. When he reaches the target then praise him and give him a treat. Continue this until he knows exactly what to do when he falls.
Pommel Horse: This is a very simple but effective trick which dogs are excellent at performing. To teach this trick you need to use an old soft toy similar to a saucer. Approach the dog, place his nose against the hot object and rub his nose against it. This will warm his nose and he will want to stick his nose out further. Once he starts to stick his nose further to give him a treat and praise him.
Touch Pad Reward Training: You can also use these two methods together to teach your dog to touch pad. Begin by setting a treat near the touch pad and waiting for the dog to approach it. When he reaches for it give him a treat and praise him. Continue this until he has learnt what touching something means.
Soft Yarns and Loose Leash Training: The last method we will discuss is using loose leash and soft yarns. As the dog begins to get trained try using the loose leash a lot. Introduce some low distraction items to the training session and watch your pup learning the behavior. Once he has managed to stick to the behavior for a while to introduce the loose leash. Never push your dog into doing the bad behaviors. Once he has become competent in sticking to the loose leash then start to use the softies and rewards.
Dog training can be a challenge. But if you follow these three brief overviews it should be a fun time for you and your dog. And when you finally manage to train your dog how to stay on its home base you will be rewarded with many hours of joy and happiness. So, get started today!