Dog Training Basics
The basic requirement for obedience training is a six-foot leash made of either nylon
or leather. Experts don’t usually recommend the use flexi or retractable leases for
training. You will also need a sturdy collar that should be fitted properly. Always
keep handy some treats or toys to use as reward for your pet and lots of water, too.
For dog owners, you need to have a steady stream of patience coupled with a highly
positive attitude. Dogs can sense your moods, whether you are tense or properly
relaxed, and will predictably respond accordingly.
It is equally important to choose the area that has limited distractions so your dog will
find it easier to focus on whatever task at hand. Keep in mind that the younger the
dog, the shorter should be the training session. A typical session should be a
maximum of two to three sessions in a day and each session should not exceed more
than five to ten minutes in length. If you notice that your dog is not feeling well,
schedule the training session for later as this will only give you and your dog a hard
time. Some experts recommend training dogs when they are hungry mainly because
you can easily use food treats as reinforcements. This state, your dog will
considerably be more agile and more willing to please.
A Crate – Some people do not like to use these when housebreaking a dog but
investing in one is a good idea because it will bring the process on a lot. Your
dog will soon learn when he or she can or cannot go to the toilet.
Newspaper – This is for potential accidents in the house. Not only does it soak
up urine well but it can also be laid for your dog as he or she is given a free
run of the house in the first few days. Many breeders start to train with
A Journal – This will help you to identify behaviour behind accidents when
housebreaking a dog. It will also allow you to spot patterns and any signals
your dog gives you when asking to go out.
Treats – If housebreaking a dog is to be a