How to Raise a Well Behaved Dog
Dogs are faithful, loyal, and just want to please. Yeah, right! If they are not trained early they can also be uncivilized, unruly, and prone to relieving themselves where they fancy, chewing up whatever suits their jaw muscles and sense of smell.
The fact is that like us, without being imbued with a respect for discipline, our dogs have the capacity to be a lot less than ideal. Grasping proper dog training techniques is of fundamental importance if you want your dog to be well-mannered and well-behaved.
It’s never too late to start but the best time to start your dog on the right route is when he or she is still a puppy (less than two years old but as soon as possible really).
The Chinese have a simplified expression – “pu” – that describes the “uncut block” we all are “prior to the imprint of culture”. For dogs, the same as us.
You need to get to work with your dog when it has not yet acquired any behavior or habit. It is easier than it will be later on.
Whatever, dog training takes patience. It does not matter how frustrating it is you must never ever strike, beat, or harm your dog in any way. You need to build a bond with your pet, which will no doubt last a lifetime. The fruits of this labor are sweet so please persevere.
I can assure you that your young dog will become well-behaved and everyone will enjoy being in its company.
Let’s Get Started Establishing Some Rules
To begin your journey together the first step is to establish the rules. It’s no good doing this on your own. Your whole household needs to understand why this is being done and be prepared to stick to the rules to which your puppy is expected to adhere.
With the rules set, they must be enforced.
Remember: Consistency Is Key
The rules must be consistently enforced all the time. When your dog does anything unacceptable, you need to be firm and tell him or her “NO”. This has to happen every time the same mistake happens. Patience is most definitely a virtue here.
The Easy Way To Establish Rules
Admonishing your dog is not going to lead to lasting good behavior. But rewarding the dog for doing the right thing is a much more powerful method than any form of punishment.
All physical punishment does is make your dog fearful and breaks down the bond you are trying to build with him or her. When a dog fails to do what you want, correct the behavior as best you can and as many times as you need to. Do not hurt your pet and soon he or she will get it.