A poorly trained dog is a nuisance and can even be a danger to himself and others. A properly trained dog, on other had, is a wonderful and pleasant companion. In addition to helping you bond, it can even protect your pet from being hurt if he listens and will come when called.
When training always remember that dogs respond best to positive reinforcement – yelling at your dog and hitting him will not accomplish task, instead use rewards such as treats and your approval – this will make task much more pleasant for both of you!
There is a common “process” to training, no matter what you want dog to do. They key is to get dog to perform action and at that exact moment give command for action, then praise dog and reward him with a treat. After a while, he will catch on and associate action with command.
Here’s some steps you can use to train your dog with most basic command – Sit.
1. The first thing you need to do is to get your puppy or dog to associate act of sitting with command. To do this, simply hang around with your dog and when he sits give “sit” command.
2. Getting down to your dogs level will allow you to present his reward (treats) quicker so grab a handful of bite sized treats and get down on floor.