Universal Principles for Successful Dog TrainingWritten by Moses Chia
Dog training is not rocket science and is not as difficult as you think. It is certainly possible for ANY dog owners to train their dogs themselves provided they put in adequate amount of effort. The principles listed here are universal to dog training of Any dog breeds, be it sporting, working, toy or terrier, Any dogs - big or small, pup or old, Any Owners - competitive or leisure. In short, if you are serious about training your dog and demand Only success, You MUST apply these principles. No “If” No “But”. Get basic right first before you start to train your dog! Consistency Consistency is very important during training and correcting unwanted behavior. Always use same "command" for a specific task you require of your dog. Don’t confuse him by using different command for same task. Once you’ve establish some house rules such as - keeping cooking area out of bound to your dog, enforce them constantly. If dog learns that he can get away with it now and then, your previous efforts will go down drain. Lastly, make sure everyone in family accept and enforce your rules consistently. Timing Timing is critical to successful training. Praise your dog whenever he is doing something right. As expected, reprimand him on spot and to point whenever he misbehave or fails to response to your command. Praise and reprimand that happen later will have no effect on your dog. * There are 2 main schools of thoughts concerning timing of correction when your dog misbehaves. I called first school of thoughts “Direct Approach”. It simply requires you to reprimand your dog on spot if he misbehaves. This is more of a tangible and straight forward approach to training your dog and is easy to understand for most trainers. I called second school of thoughts “Endurance Approach” as it’ll require you to ignore your dog when he misbehaves. Using cause and effect to your advantage, this approach requires you to ignore dog, especially when he misbehaves to seek attention and encourage you to pay attention to your dog only when he’s a good boy.
6 Simple Tips To Help Potty Train Your PuppyWritten by Moses Chia
Potty training also known as toilet or house training is art of teaching your puppy where you want him to relieve himself. Sound simple! Not exactly, at least to me and many dog owners out there. Potty training my puppy gives me most problems and headaches when I start to house train my first puppy years ago. It seems that my puppy is always either in wrong place at right time, or right place at wrong time! Nevertheless, over years, after much experiments and reading up, I’ve manage to come out with 6 simple tips to help potty train your dog. 1. Try to feed your puppy on a regular schedule and remove his water supply before bed time. His potty timing would be more predictable and consistent. 2. Puppy usually instinctively wants to relieve itself after feeding, sleeping, playing and confinement. Bring him to your designated area for his potty business after such activities.