Teach the dog to close door to prevent unwanted guests. As a dog owner, you might have already heard of the proverb “let the dog in” and how it’s a very bad thing to leave your pet unsupervised at home, particularly if there are kids in the house. One way around this dilemma is to teach the dog to close door using dog training tricks.
Let’s say that you’re cooking dinner and you want your dog to get out of the kitchen so that he can eat peacefully. To do this, open the kitchen door and then say, “Dog, close the door.” After a moment or two, let the dog in. If you continue to do this every time he goes in the kitchen, your dog will eventually learn to close the door on his own and you won’t have to remind him to do so every time.
Another dog training trick is to tell the dog to “stay” or “come” instead of “close door”. You can do this by raising your voice so that he will be aware that you will be shouting at him. Then guide the dog towards the door and shout “Stay!” Once the dog has begun to come towards you, immediately say, “Come!” This will train the dog that you will react in a hostile manner if he attempts to go out again without following your command.
Some dogs may have problems going outside for fear of harm. If this is the case with your dog, it would be best to redirect his desires. For example, if you have a dog that doesn’t like to go into the garden, try opening the door for him and scaring him by pointing at a patch of green grass. The dog will soon realize that he’d better not go near that patch of green grass. He will soon learn that going near that area is dangerous.
There are also those that won’t relieve themselves in the house, no matter how much you coax them. These dogs can be taught to “hold it” until they feel safer going outdoors. You can make use of a clicker to accomplish this by clicking one as soon as you see your dog sniffing at the lawn, then giving him a treat as a reward.
As a dog owner, it is very important that we teach our dogs to follow us because not all of them are house trained. Some may sense that you don’t love them enough to let them out, so you must teach them to leave you alone. The clicker works like a charm for this kind of dog, as you can click just as soon as your dog starts sniffing or walking towards the door, and then giving him a treat as a reward.
The last dog training tricks involves potty training. If your dog does not go to the bathroom when you tell him to do so, you should consider getting them an electronic dog training collar to help keep track of their excreta. This is important because as dogs age, they tend to become less responsive to physical commands. While you should always praise your dog enthusiastically when he follows your command, it is also necessary to punish him when he doesn’t. An electronic dog training collar works just like a muzzle for a dog, with the added bonus of being able to identify where your dog has gone wrong.
There are plenty more dog training tricks that you can try, but the ones mentioned above are great ways to begin teaching your dog to do what comes naturally to them. They also allow you to maintain control over your dog, which will make training more effective in the long run. The more you practice, the more quickly you will realize that your dog’s reactions are only temporary. It is essential to not let this discouraged you from trying new tricks, however. New dog training tricks will become more difficult as your dog gets familiar with them, but keep at it and you will notice a dramatic increase in your dog’s overall skill level.