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7 PRO DOG TRAINING TIPS THAT WILL CHANGE EVERYTHING!

The PetSafe Dog Training System is an easy and effective dog training program that will teach your dog to sit, walk on a leash and more.

Do you want your dog to behave better? Training dogs is an integral part of a pet parent’s life. So if you’re looking for some new training tips, you’re in the right place.

Good dog training starts with a proper introduction to your new puppy or older dog. App introducing a new dog is an important task requiring patience, time, and skill. It is also essential to train your puppy by using the right motivation techniques.

1. Consistency Gets Results

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Many want to jump straight to “fixing” their dog’s behavior issues. But unfortunately, this is usually not the right approach. Like most things in life, giving a half-hearted effort will only yield lackluster results.

Dog training is a long-term process. It takes time to retrain a dog to perform tasks a certain way. Therefore, it’s essential to train your dog slowly and set realistic expectations about how long it will take you to establish a consistent and robust relationship with your pet.

Ultimately, the best dog training program is the one that you can stick with. Consistency is key!

2. Perform a Sit-Stay for 5-10 Seconds at Every Door Leading Out of Your Home

Dog owners often tell me, which I accept as a given, how much they dislike it when their dogs try to barge out at them. It seems like such a simple action that only takes seconds to perform, but it can lead to dangerous situations if you live in an area with other dogs or cats or near a busy street.

The most effective way to combat this behavioral issue is to train your dog that going through doors that lead outside is a privilege and that you must allow it. When you go through these doors, your dog should sit down and stay for 5-10 seconds. If they don’t sit down and stay on command, use a leash to guide them back into the house or any other area and then ‘reward’ them with a treat and praise when they return.

Practice makes perfect. Once you have mastered the essential skills, it will be much less stressful to experience opening your door.

3. Attach Your Dog To Yourself Whenever at Home

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A couple of things happen when you attach your dog to yourself at home.

First, your dog will not get into destructive or aggressive behaviors like chewing or pooping in the house. If you’re monitoring your dog remotely, your dog will be more mature and less prone to destroy or cause problems if you are watching them. Think about the most troublesome situations your puppy got into, were they insight

Second, getting your dog attached to you while at home helps their ability to give you their attention regardless of the circumstances. This will pay huge dividends when it comes to training them. It will also help them understand your signals, making your commands much more accessible.

Naturally, this dog training advice is not always possible, but it’s a good idea to keep your pup familiar with you when you’re home so they will be comfortable in your presence.

4. Create a Dog Training Schedule

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This tip is well-known among people who find a schedule that helps them stay on track. I’m sure you know that, too. But training dogs is another example of where consistency pays off. As with most animals, the results of positive reinforcement training are far more effective when carried out consistently and for prolonged periods.

Pick a time each day, whether early in the morning or late at night, and write it down on your schedule. Then, block out that time to train your dog.

While 10 or 15 minutes per day of training may seem small, it’s entirely doable for anyone ready to start. You only need to commit to exercise at least three days per week, even if you’re creating. If you can save to that, you’ll be on your way to achieving your goals in no time!

PRO TIP: Make your training schedule easily shareable with a friend or partner.

5. Control Your Dog’s Environment When Training

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Keeping the training sessions short and sweet can be challenging for many dog owners who are only beginning to train their dogs. Working on new behavior in a relaxed, distraction-free environment is critical. You will have your dog’s full attention when you practice your commands in a tranquil and distraction-free setting.

As your dog’s skills progress with more and more distractions, you can introduce new distractions and objects into their environment.

Remember to keep things as simple and distraction-free for your pup as possible in the beginning.

6. Wean Off Treats Over Time

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“My dog will only listen to me if I have the best treatment for dog training in hand.”

I’ve heard this quote many times from parents who have spent countless hours and dollars on their pets.

I found a way to combat that problem. Once your dog gets the hang of a particular behavior, let’s say “sit,” it’s essential to start making him guess about getting treats.

Let’s say, for example, Buddy can sit at 7/10. For this particular exercise, I would start giving Buddy a treat every other sit, or even less. When you do this, you keep Buddy guessing (and interested in you) whether or not a treatment will be coming. Then, as time goes by, just like when you teach a new trick, you can increase the number of treats he gets.

Over time, our dog will learn to sit when we give him a command. No matter what, he’ll always sit when we say “sit.

7. The Most Important Dog Training Tip, LOVE Your Dog!

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Seriously, I think this is my most underrated dog training tip! I’m not sure there’s any way to love your dog regarding training. I feel like most dog owners try to train their dogs with some “positive reinforcement” techniques and neglect the use of force or fear tactics. If you want your dog to respond to you, you need a firm, fair, and consistent leadership role.

Training a dog is about building a bond and connection between the owner and the pet. When two people have a strong bond, their trust increases, and obedience comes naturally.

So, love your dog and make every training session a pleasant experience!

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