Some people hired professional trainers when their dog does not come when called, but these methods will deprive you of the fun and satisfaction of having raised and trained your own pet.
Here are some training techniques that you can do at home, which will not only make your dog follow every order you give, but will make you and your four-legged friend join more.
1. Speak soft
This method ensures that we should stop shouting orders that do not understand our dogs. Instead, try to read your dog’s body language so you can communicate directly with him on a level of mutual respect.
For example, if an aggressive dog confronts you, the best reaction is to stand still, turn around and blink quickly. These movements are not aggressive, your dog can interpret them and will be easier to calm down. By understanding your dog and communicating with him directly, the training experience will be more effective.
2. Training games
Games is a good way to train your dog and exercise at the same time. Studies have shown that dogs learn faster and respond better when training sessions have a game.
For example, if you throw something to bring it can be used to teach your dog the “call” order. Playing hide-and-seek with your pet, hiding your favorite toy and asking him to look for it, can teach you the “search” and “wait” commands. When you play with him in areas with more people and animals, they get the extra benefit of teaching your dog how to act around others.
This training uses a distinctive and continuous click to identify good behavior while it is being carried out. At first, the “click” will need to be accompanied by a prize for the dog to associate with the reward. Thanks to the sound your pet will learn what behaviors will result in a prize, and since it is a simple piece of information, the lessons will be easy to retain. Over time the need to reward him with a prize will be eliminated because the dog will understand that sound is a reward for good behavior.
4.Training with target stick
Target stick is an adjustable stick that uses a clicker to train your dog. At first, the target stick should be rubbed with food to attract your dog. Once you smell it, reward it with a click. Repeated this exercise so that your pet learns that touching the cane results in a reward.
The next step is to have your dog follow the cane, which you can achieve by shaking it above or below your head and reward it every time you follow the movement. Now try to move the stick away from him and reward him for moving in the same direction.
Now that your dog has learned to follow the cane you can teach him to move to different places, collect objects and enter certain areas.
5. Training with Whistle
Whistle began to be used as a tool by hunters to train their dogs because it was good for distance training and was relatively quiet. Before starting with this training, it is important that you practice the whistle so that you learn to distinguish between short and long whistles. This can be complemented by certain body movements to make comprehensible instructions for your dog.
Once you feel comfortable with the whistle you can teach your dog to obey different orders and reward your good behavior with a prize. The whistle can be used for orders such as calling the dog, redirecting it to another place, and to avoid your dogs from running elsewhere.
The training sessions should not last more than half an hour, if we exceed half an hour, we must play for a time not less than fifteen minutes before starting the training session again. Never exceed the daily hour of training, we do not want nor should we stress them.