Like numerous canine owners, you probably consider your furry friend a member of your family. Much in the same manner that you would train and correct your children, it’s important to do the same for your dog too. How could you expect them to behave if you haven’t taught them what that means? Dogs, even the intelligent breeds like the German Shepherd, do not figure out commands by themselves. They need their owner’s assistance to help them get through it. Keep reading for more advice that can help you with German Shepherd training.
Being patient yet determined and assertive is the key to training your four-legged friend to behave well. Obedience comes with rewards and punishments, and you can’t give up or the dog won’t change. Make sure that the dog gets time outdoors to play and expend energy and know that it takes time to train.
Praise your furry companion lavishly every time he comes closer to following commands. For example, when first teaching the dog to come, praise for going in the correct direction. Then praise for a few steps toward you. Eventually, praise the dog with excitement for running straight to you at the first call. The dog connects obedience with the delight of pleasing you and shares in your excitement. In addition to praise, you can even encourage your four-legged companion by using treats. There are many types of treats you can use during German Shepherd training. What is ideal for one dog might not necessarily work for another. Your dog’s favorite foods will work great as motivators. Be sure that you keep the treats an appropriate size for your pet dog to easily bite.
A dog owner who attempts to train his pet while angry will never be successful. Dogs are certainly sensitive creatures and they can feel their owners’ annoyance. Anger and dissatisfaction with a dog’s performance can poison the whole training program. A dog trainer who becomes upset with their pet’s performance should take a break and calm down before continuing their training program. The same is true when your pet dog did something incorrect. Being angry at his misbehavior can cause you to punish him physically. And we all know that punishment will do more harm than good.
To ensure your dog’s good behavior, go on with his training throughout his life. A dog’s learning does not stop when he leaves his puppy stage. If you bolster desired behaviors, you will ensure your dog’s continued obedience, and by continuing to discipline your dog, you’ll prevent undesirable behaviors from showing up.