By: Roque Caston
1. It Builds The Bond
When you first get your dog, he/she doesn’t know you at first. It was just like meeting your best friend for the first time. Even though the two of you didn’t know each other at first, you got to know each other, and slowly build that bond. That’s what you have to do with your dog.
2. A Third Person Perspective
Have you ever heard of that term “love is blind”? That could be the case for your dog. There might something about your dog that you’re not recognizing when it comes to behavior or just the way they act around their environment. With a third eye, the possibility of a full realization regarding your dog could be imminent.
3. Positive Reinforcements
Positive reinforcement allows everyone in the family to get involved in training the dog. For instance, it may be dangerous to allow your child to use some methods of dog training, such as leash corrections and other forms of punishment. With positive reinforcement, however, you can hand your child a handful of dog trainers. With your supervision, your child will be able to train your dog the same way you do. Positive reinforcement works for ALL members of the family. Everyone can give a gently belly rub, praise Fido and give positive attention. It doesn’t require you to speak in a strong tone of voice, rely on your strength, or put yourself or a family member in potential danger. Everyone in the family can get in on the act!
4. Training Can Also Be Playtime
Put a mask on the day of training. Instead of thinking of it as training, the dog might think it’s just another activity. Even though you have your dog is currently in training look at it as a way of having fun. The same way you try to have fun at work, training might appear that way for the dog.