Dog Training with Positive Reinforcement: How to Train a Dog

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Dog Training with Positive Reinforcement: How to Train a Dog

You are going to learn how to train your dog using treats.
Rewards work better than punishment when you are training your dog because the
reward makes them likely to repeat the behavior.

Positive reinforcement is one of your most powerful tools for shaping or
changing your dog’s behavior.So the first thing you will need are some treats.
The best dog training treats are small and something your dog enjoys.
Keep in mind that treats should only account for a small portion of your
dogs diet.

Too many treats may lead to obesity in dogs and other health problems.
Correct timing is essential when using positive reinforcement.
The reward must occur immediately within seconds, or your pet may not
associate the proper action.

For example, if you have your dog sit but reward him after he stood back up,
he may think that he’s being rewarded for standing up.Keep command short and uncomplicated.

The most commonly used commands sit, stay, down, which means lie down,
off, which means get off of me or get off of the furniture, stand, come,
heel, which means walk close to my side, and leave it.

Everyone in the family should use the same commands, otherwise, your dog may
be confused.It might help to post a list of commands where everyone can become
familiar with them.Consistency also means rewarding the desired behavior and never rewarding the undesired behavior.\

Positive reinforcement is great for teaching your dog commands.
It’s a good way to reinforce good behavior.You may have your dog sit before letting him out the door to prevent door darting, before petting him to prevent jumping on people, and before feeding him to teach good meal-time manners.

Give him a pat or a good dog for lying quietly at your feet or slip a treat
into his toy when he’s chewing on that instead of your shoe.Be careful that you do not use positive reinforcement to reward unwanted behaviors.

For example, if you let your dog outside every time he hears a noise in
the neighborhood, you are giving him a reward, access to the yard for a
behavior you want to discourage.Treats are a great way to provide positive reinforcement to the good behavior you want to see from your dog.

Be sure to talk to your vet and trainer before you get started.

Rewards work better than punishment when training.
Timing is everything.
Reward immediately after a proper action.
Keep your command short and sweet.
Be consistent with commands and rewarding.
And lastly, use treats to reinforce good behavior.

Dog Training – Reward Training

Dr. Ian Dunbar show how to train a dog with All-or-None Reward Training. He does not tell the dog what to do or attempt to lure it, but rewards the dog for the right behavior. The dog figures out how to get treats quickly.

Positive Rewards Dog Trainers


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