Several Common Mistakes which When Training Dog
Common Dog Training Mistakes
1. Lack Of Patience
This is more important than many owners realize and it can have a significant impact on how well your dog learns. A lot of owners expect their dogs to understand their commands quickly. Dogs absorb and learn by routine, persistence, and repetition. They may require several tries before they respond with the proper action (i.e. sitting, barking, etc.). Realize before you begin that training your dog requires substantial patience. Though some breeds will need less time than others, all dogs need learn in the same manner: routine, persistence, and repetition.
2. Lack Of Consistency
Dogs relish consistency. Even mature dogs that are fully trained thrive in environments that provide a high level of predictability. When training your dog, consistency is critical. They need to experience and understand the causal relationship between their response to your commands and your reaction. For example, if you command your dog to sit and he does so without hesitation, a treat rewards your dog's response. But, in order to truly train your dog to respond with the same action, you need to consistently provide the treat whenever he successfully does so. That cements the concept in the dog's brain that his response was the desired one.
3. Calling For Punishment
Many owners make this mistake and in doing so, they damage their long-term effectiveness. Dogs are similar to children with regard to how they react to someone calling them. If you punish your dog whenever he comes to you, you train that expectation in him. Over time, your dog will learn that when you call for him to come, he can expect to be punished.
Building The Relationship
Training your dog properly not only helps him to develop into a valued companion, but it also eliminates errant behaviors that may be characteristic of the breed. The key is to have patience, be consistent in how you react to your dog's responses, and avoid calling your dog to punish him. Over time, a training system that emphasizes positive reinforcement will typically produce remarkable results.