Expert Guidance: Dog Training

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Every dog and dog owner is different, so many people are unsure of themselves as they begin dog training. Jana Randall gathered some great training tips from dog training experts to guide dog owners through the process.

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Top 10 tips from the world’s best dog trainers

Training is key

Dogs are like humans; in the sense that they are always learning. Without rules, your pooch will most likely invent his own. The Humane Society recommends training to not only teach your dog proper behavior, but to also enhance and build your relationship. By knowing you are the rule maker and keeper, you and your dog will have a bigger and happier bond.

Playtime

Many people complain of a dog’s larger-than-life energy level. Teach your pup to calm down with playtime, as recommended by Andy Replogle from NYC Dreamdogs. If you are hyperactive and overly intense during playtime, Fido will be as well. Replogle advises to use a calming tone and ease in behavior when playing so that your pooch will imitate you. His park intensity levels will lower as will his energy at home.

Body language

Dr. Sophia Yin, an animal behavior expert and trainer, mentions that a human’s body language is key when training a pet. Since your pet responds better to gestures, use more body language than words for commands. Pay close attention to your dog’s body language in return to amplify training sessions.

Consistency

Cesar Millan advises that when it comes to dog training, consistency is key. Continuously teach and train your dog new tricks, as well as remind him of commands that you’ve already taught him. If you want your dog to adapt to new behaviors and keep them, continuously reinforce your training with him.

 

For Jana’s complete list, visit Top 10 tips from the world’s best dog trainers

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