If you’ve ever watched a dog play with another dog, then you may have seen that many dogs are naturally curious. This curiosity often gets in the way of the pooch learning to behave around people, as well as other dogs. So it’s worth it to train your dog to do what you want and here’s how to do it.
All About Dogs Training
Training your dog to do what you want is much easier if you have a plan. The first step in planning for a successful training session is to know what your objectives are.
For example, you will need to find out whether your dog is reactive to other dogs or to people. When it comes to people, we often don’t realize that our dogs like to play rough and that many people also like to play rough with other people. So, it’s important to know beforehand whether your dog is naturally dominant.
Also, you need to make sure that the dominant dog can easily learn to sniff other dogs without making them jealous. If not, the dog will end up licking or gnawing at others’ faces, ears, and noses instead of their owners.
You also need to make sure that the dominant dog is able to master respect towards the other dogs. Also, there are various reasons why a dog may act in this way, which means that he has some personal issues, such as boredom or fear. The dog will either be too aggressive or too submissive, and one of these must be in charge of him.
Having the right objective will enable you to guide your dog in the right direction in order to achieve his goals. You can do this by using a number of different methods.
At the beginning of your training sessions, you should set some ground rules. These will keep both the dominant and submissive dogs interested. You may also want to watch the dogs for signs of dominance behavior.
Points To Remember About Dogs
It’s important to remember that dogs usually don’t behave in a way that shows their dominance in public. Also, if they do have the traits of dominance, they will exhibit them only when absolutely necessary. At other times, a dog can be of any age and any size, and any of them can display a dominant trait.
For instance, if you’re house training a large dog, you can’t expect to have him flinging and wrestling on your guests. You can’t expect him to mindlessly jump on strangers in the street, either.
So, even if you think that all dominant dogs act like this, don’t get upset if you see something different. In most cases, what you’re seeing is normal.
Now, if you’re training a dog that just doesn’t seem to be acting as he belongs, try to see what’s causing it. Is it fear, or lack of socialization?
If you think it may be an issue with the whole family, see if you can work with the parents to set aside time so that the dog can become accustomed to new things in the house. Also, by providing your dog with access to a “pet box” where he can go when he wants to use the bathroom, you’ll help him to realize that he belongs in the bathroom and is not expected to come into the house.