If you want to have or already have a dog, it is very important to think about the basic care that the puppy needs, such as food, vaccines, vet appointments, baths, training, among others.
Canine training can be done by the tutor himself or by specialized professionals. In view of this, we created this post to let you know more about this subject. Good reading!
WHAT IS DOG TRAINING?
Some people think that training is just to teach the dog to lay down, sit, paw, roll over and other basic actions. Others think it serves to correct some inappropriate behavior of the animal.
In fact, this is part of the training, as it teaches the pet to behave and to develop some skills. But dog training goes far beyond teaching the dog what is right or not.
In short, training gets its name from the way dogs are taught through routines, training and daily efforts. In that sense, the animal will learn from repetition.
It is worth noting that the trainer should not be aggressive with the pet.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO TRAIN MY PET?
The idea that dog training is not important or that only dogs that are going to do some kind of service should be educated and taught is normal.
However, training is not just for dogs that will act for police, firefighters and the like, or to be guides.
All dogs can be trained, as training helps in the pet’s relationship with the tutor, brings security and education to the dog, reduces stress and makes the dog calmer and more sociable.
TRAINING THE DOG IS A MATTER OF NECESSITY
The truth is that training is a necessity for all dogs, as a simple command can save someone’s life or even the pet’s life.
Imagine the following situation: you open the gate of your house and, without realizing it, your dog runs out into the street. If he is trained to obey, a simple command from you will make him stop running and go home, which can prevent accidents.
See another example: if your dog is aggressive with strangers and you receive a visit at home, it is important that the animal obeys your commands so as not to attack people.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAIN A DOG?
Undoubtedly, the best age to start teaching the pet is when he is still a puppy, because at this stage he is learning what he can and cannot do.
But of course, it’s not just puppies that can learn, as adult dogs are also good learners. However, teaching the adult dog can be more laborious, because they already know how to do certain practices and, for this reason, changing behavior becomes more difficult.
But be calm, perseverance and technique. With focus, dog training will be a success.
TYPES OF DOG TRAINING
There are several types of dog training. Meet some of them below.
It is the method most used by tutors and consists of teaching the dog basic commands such as: lay down, paw, roll over, sit, stop, among others.
Advanced dressage is a more elaborate type of training. It consists of teaching the dog to jump, jump, fetch objects and other actions. The dog is mainly trained to participate in competitions, such as the dog circuit.
GUIDE DOG TRAINING
In this method, the animal is trained to guide people who are visually impaired. In this way, dogs are taught to dodge obstacles, learn to walk in the street and know how to take the tutor safely to places.
HUNTING DOG TRAINING
The bloodhound is trained to sniff around and find objects or people. Usually police dogs receive this training.
HERDING DOG TRAINING
Dressage for grazing teaches the dog to watch over, guide and organize the herd of cattle and sheep.
In rescue training, the dog trains to save lives. Soon, he will be able to find and save people in danger, whether at sea, in rivers, in the woods or in accidents.
GUARD DOG TRAINING
The guard dog is taught to protect a place, object or people, preventing access by strangers. Therefore, there is a specific training for this function.
SHOW DOG TRAINING
The dog is trained to learn various tricks, to march in a dominant and elegant way and to run through agility circuits. The focus of training is for dogs that will be in public, such as exhibitions, fairs and competitions.
Behavioral training serves to teach the dog to behave and be more sociable to improve coexistence with the tutor.
It is training so that the animal knows how to behave well around other dogs, especially when going out for walks.
WHO SHOULD TRAIN THE DOG?
In some cases, the tutor himself can train the animal. This will depend on what training the dog is being taught. In the case of basic training, for example, the tutor can teach the commands to his pet, as there are several videos that teach how to do this.
In cases of more complicated training, the tutor can hire a professional trainer, who will know exactly how to train each type of dog according to his behavior and personality .
HOW TO TRAIN THE DOG?
To train a dog, he needs to understand when he is doing what he should or not. In this logic, to help and show the animal that a certain attitude is correct, many people use the technique of positive reinforcement.
This technique basically rewards the pet with affection, toys and, mainly, snacks whenever he obeys the command. When he does not do what you asked, he does not receive the reward, that is, when he does not obey he is not punished with violence.