Labrador training must be a great and rewarding process for you and your canine pet. Ability in training a dog even as gentle and intelligent as the Labrador Retriever is not something that comes normally to every owner, though. Fret not! A little bit of advice can go further towards making the training procedure fun and hassle-free. Read on to learn some handy techniques to take the guesswork out of dog training.
Good communication is the most imperative component of dog training. The fact is, it’s what training is all about. By communicating to your pet in regards to what you’d like him to do, you’re already taking steps to train him with correct manners and behaviors. Therefore it is important for you to set up great communication channel with your favorite pooch. Be consistent and sharp with the protocols and commands. If you are working on getting rid of a behavior issue, for example jumping, you have to be consistent in implementing the “no-jumping” rule. Permitting him to jump on you when you’re on your regular day look while keeping him from doing so when you are dressed in your expensive suit will only cause confusion. To stop the undesirable behavior, discourage it whenever, wherever.
Your body gesture and also your facial expressions are wonderful tools during Labrador training. It is possible to give your canine a signal even without saying a word at all hence you should be very careful with your behavior when you are around him. Let’s say you’re using cheerful and motivating voice when you taught him the command “come”. Giving the command in furious or sad tone is more likely to befuddle him and might lead to disobedience. Besides that, training your pet to understand gestures and signals could make training easy even if the two of you are far from each other. So if you notice from afar that something harmful is approaching your furry friend that is standing 10 meters away from you, you can save him from potential mishap if he is aware of your signs to keep him safe.
Communication is a two-way process so it is just fitting that you learn to master your dog’s body language even more so since dogs could not speak the way humans do. If your canine friend is not commonly barking excessively and then one day he starts to bark too much, he is probably letting you know about something, be it he is sick, not comfortable in his crate or frightened. You need to be well aware of your dog’s attitude and habits to make it quick for you to find out if something new or weird is going on with him.
Establishing good communication with your canine can help put together useful and exciting Labrador training program that will make the two of you joyful.