Maintaining a Good Relationship with Your Dog
One of the dog training methods entails an individualized approach to build a strong bond between dogs and humans. A good relationship can drive everything from communication to meeting the needs of a pet parent. As such you need to understand your dog’s body language and the reward that motivates him the most. Before a training session, know how to meet the basic needs of your pooch. You have the power to control the dog’s environment to limit unwanted habits. Remember that the success of new information depends on previous interactions. For instance, make your dog learn to sit in a quiet room before commanding it in a park full of people and other pets. With time, you can increase the difficulty of commands.
Sometimes your pup may not perform as desired, and this is not the time to be harsh. Rather, find out what the problem is. Maybe the dog has developed a hearing problem, is hurting, or focusing on distractions. Developing a meaningful bond takes time and you must be patient. Keep in mind that you must include many aspects of other dog training methods from positive reinforcement, clicker training, and electronic collars. Eventually, the bond will improve no matter the type of training used.
Like human’s dogs are keen, and they always know when parents have their attention. So, when you rub his back when scrolling your phone, you are not giving him the best attention. This calls for quality time together e.g., strolling, hanging out, grooming, and attending the training sessions. For each activity, make sure you are available for at least 30 minutes. As hinted above, communication is critical to strong bonds. Let your training signals be consistent to share a greater understanding with your puppy. Dogs pay more attention to the actions rather than words, so use visuals more than vocals.