Here are the A-Z of training your dog that should help you get a head start with the task:
Understanding your dog’s mentality
What some people go wrong at is starting off with the advanced training methods and techniques, without understanding their dog. This usually results in the dog ending up confused and the training taking a lot more time than it should. Besides that, the dog might also end up lacking at some important qualities and habits, thanks to the advanced training it had to go through without being prepared well first.
Imagine yourself in your dog’s place, think what you would and wouldn’t like, how you would like to get started and so on. Also observe the way your dog reacts to some specific things. If it seems to be uncomfortable with something, skip it for the time being. On the other hand, if he seems to be enjoying something a lot, always go for that practice while starting the training session. In short, improve your level of communication with the dog and training it will be a lot easier and smoother job.
Dogs are obviously not as intelligent as humans. They need to be treated differently to show that you are impressed with their actions. For example, while training, when you like a particular behavior or action of your dog, reward it by patting or feeding milk. What this does is make the dog feel that this action or behavior is something that you like and fetches him some kind of reward. Hence, he will continue doing this and maybe eventually this will become a part of his overall behavior.
Never behave rudely with your dog
One of the biggest myths about training seems to be behaving rudely or being strict or even punishing the dog when not followed the instructions properly during training. Such actions can only mean harm, quite a lot of it actually, instead of helping in the training. A lot of times, dogs seem to be ending up with a terrible, uncomfortable and scary feeling when you go rude at your dog a lot of times. They will be dead afraid of the training sessions and instead of learning something, they will only get worse at their behavior and even in terms of their health. Hence, punishing your dog is a big no regardless of how stubbornly your dog is behaving during the training.