Have you ever had a dog that didn’t obey your commands? If so, then you will know how frustrating it can be. People that have problems with their dog not obeying commands often have difficulties maintaining their patience at times, which is understandable. Now, as much as this doesn’t happen in all situations (which, of course, it doesn’t) but, what usually happens (and this doesn’t happen in all circumstances either) is that the dog becomes lazy and the end result is that the dog now realises there isn’t any form of leadership or structure coming from its Lord and master. When this happens, the dog now realises that he doesn’t have the ability to determine what is right and what is wrong – so, he now realises that obedience training is inevitable.
This is where the dog training tips come in. Some of these have been around for years and others have only just caught on recently. One of the first things you need to teach your dog is how to not obey commands that are for something such as not biting or chewing, or how to behave around other animals and also other humans. The dog training commands for these are usually called ‘No’ and ‘Stay’. These two dog training commands are often used as puppy training basics, as puppies don’t really understand words yet.
However, you must still be firm with your dog when using these dog training tips as if your dog starts to carry on with whatever he is doing and not listen, you can tell him, ‘No’. And, when using the No command, you must use the alpha male approach. He is the alpha male, he is the leader and he always responds as such, when he is told ‘NO’.
Dogs are very much like cats in that they also use their voice to communicate and to herd. You see, dogs use their voices to say: Look here! Look at me! I’m the Alpha Male here!
When teaching your dog these dog training tips, you should use your voice the loudest and longest, followed by the lowest. And, you must use the same pitch and tone of voice, just a little bit louder than the dog. The reason for this is to establish an impression in the dog’s mind that you are the leader of the pack and that you are the alpha male. In fact, it is human nature to become like our dominant role model, and dogs are no exception. If a dog doesn’t see you as the leader, then he will begin to believe that you are a bad dog, no good dog, not worthy of any respect.
The other thing you can do to correct these dog bad habits, is to reward your dog when he obeys your commands. The best way to do this is to make your dog sit or lie down in your lap. This will make him associate relaxing with getting rewarded. Once your dog is in a sitting position, you can now start training him how to obey your commands. This can be quite a challenge but if you persist you will eventually achieve what you are looking for, your dog not obeying commands.
One of the dog training tips that will also help you in correcting dog’s bad behaviors, is to apply the concept of socialization. A dog is naturally a pack animal. It has its place in a pack of dogs. This means that it has its place in your family as well, with you as its leader.
One of the dog’s bad habits that you can easily correct is destructive things chasing things. Dogs have the instinct to destroy things in order to get rid of danger or to get back at someone who has hurt them. You should teach your dog to respect his human, and not to destroy things in frustration because it is getting close to the end of the pack. This is a difficult lesson for most dog owners, especially those who don’t know the difference between respecting their dog, and respecting things. In addition, you will need to reinforce your dog with other positive reinforcement such as treats, praise, toys, or even by giving him a dog biscuit.