Basic Training Techniques for Your Rescue Dog
Training your rescue dog the basic approach.
When you adopt a dog you want to settle him into your home and help build his confidence. Training your rescue dog is one of the best things you can do to so he will be his best self. And it’s a bonding experience for both you and your new best friend.
There are a number of important guidelines that you need to keep in mind when teaching your canine the basics about good behavior. Exercising the right training techniques is what will make or break your training regimen with your dog.
Follow these five important guidelines and teaching your puppy will be easier than ever.
1. Be Gentle
Your new rescue dog may be extremely sensitive at first. And as a result will may be able to handle anything that is too stressful on both an emotional and a physical level. Although learning generally quickly takes place, now is the time where your dog will react poorly to stress or being trained too rough.
If fears are picked up too easily during the training process, then it may inhibit the dogs ability to learn. So make sure to be gentle but firm in your training your rescue dog.
2. Keep Things Brief
Dogs who are new to learning may have short attention spans and puppies have even shorter attention spans than children. Your puppy is only going to learn when his or her attention is on you. And you will not see the results that you are looking for when your puppy is tired physically or mentally. Make sure to be brief when putting your dog through training activities, and then you can move on.
3. Patience and Reward
Expecting overnight results is only going to frustrate you and cause your training regimen to lose its focus. Relax, and understand that things like this will take time, and dogs learn in spurts. Young dogs and puppies also do go through brief memory lapses (kind of like a teenager). So do not allow yourself to become overwhelmed if your canine friend seems to forget some of its training from one day to the next. Exercise patience when it comes to training your pup. And give lots of yummy treats and positive reinforcement when he does a positive action and you will be just fine.
4. Exercise Simplicity
Teaching your canine should be done in a step by step process if you want to attain the best results. This is the best way that your rescue dog will learn. Exercise a simple, step by step approach and your four legged friend will learn more quickly and will enjoy the process more thoroughly than if you were to employ a more intensive training regimen.
5. Build Confidence
Confidence is the core of every healthy adult dog, and confidence begins with building up the esteem in a puppy. Building confidence in your dog is not hard at all to do. All you need to do is spend positive time with your dog as often as you possibly can. Having fun relaxing and settling your dog as well as training your rescue dog will help to build self confidence in your pooch.
Concluding Training Your Rescue Dog Basics
It’s important to enjoy your dog and you should not always be in training mode when you first adopt your rescue dog. Take time to play with toys, and hang out with your new best canine friend having fun with him or her in the process.
Training is important, but above all else your dog needs to know that you are there to keep him, safe, calm and that your are friends.
These five fundamental basic of training foundations are vital in preparing your rescue dog for an effective training regimen. And will drive better results when he’s properly integrates into your step by step canine training process.