How to make your dog and your training fun
In the past few decades, dog training has developed greatly. More and more dog handlers are enthusiastically supporting active training methods. About 99% of dog owners believe that rewarding good behaviors during training is most effective. But active training is not only a reward for enjoyment, it is also a state of mind. When you have a positive attitude towards dog training courses, it becomes interesting for you and your dog.
Not just for puppies
Puppies respond very well to positive training; they are eager to learn and want to have fun. Because of their rich cuteness, puppy training can easily become fun and worth taking pictures. However, training experts emphasize that this method is also suitable for dogs of all ages. If you can arouse their interest and actively reward their good behavior, young, middle-aged, and old dogs can all learn new tricks.
Give your dog a lot to get a good training effect
The dog will respond and understand the enthusiasm. When training a puppy on the potty, you will often hear the dog trainer tell us to “celebrate” with your puppy when they go out of the potty. why? Because puppies and adult dogs intuitively know when we are happy. Your puppy interprets our enthusiasm for everything he does as interesting things. In return, your puppy will want to repeat this behavior. When you respond to your dog with real enthusiasm, especially during training sessions, you will find it interesting and easy to learn.
Game time: hide and seek
You can merge games when teaching your dog important tips. For example, you can train dogs to have a reliable recall rate by playing hide and seek. This is a game that dogs like to play, and it enhances the dog’s desire to respond to recall prompts.
- First, hide behind the tree in the yard or on the sofa in the living room. Make a high-pitched sound, followed by your dog’s name and the word “come”.
- Repeat the noise and the word “come” so that your dog can follow the sound.
- The moment he found you, he fell to the ground and celebrated with affection and praise!
By playing this game, you are making your dog self-righteous, and you are more interesting than anyone else. Therefore, when you call, regardless of distraction, he will come to you when you call.
Participating in fun games makes learning fun. For some dogs, it’s more fun to joke or play games with your favorite toy than to enjoy snacks. Over time, dogs may become bored or complacent from using the same snacks or toys, and some dogs may not be stimulated by food.
Mix it up and test which reward your dog responds best to. Each dog has its own preferences to inspire their success. Once you find the motivation to motivate your dog, it’s like winning the training lottery.
If your dog has a “toy” motivation, try throwing away some toys every night. Then, in the morning, use the same toy as a reward for the things you ask the dog to do (for example, sit down, come, go down, stay, etc.).
Dogs cherish what they earn, so they use toys as rewards for well-done work, even the oldest toys are fun.
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The result is too rewarding
Ultimately, you won’t need to rely on giving your dog a treat to make it respond to clues. Because you have been having fun during training, he will happily respond to prompts because he wants to please you. Happy, obedient dogs make everyone’s life more interesting!
Do you have a dog with confidence? Using positive reinforcement methods in training sessions and daily life can really help you change your dog’s attitude and behavior. Giving your dog a job/command (e.g. “sit down”) and rewarding “sit down” will increase their self-confidence and make them feel like a useful member of the backpack.