Dog Training

Dog Training Lessons 101 – How to train your dog for the desired behavior with an initial cue

Dog initial training

Every day you’re making sure that your dog is having plenty of exercises and rich treatment; still, your dog is not following into your desired words/gesture? Why is that? Although putting on a leash is a fast way to get the desired behavior, it comprises of a series of problems. The more thoughtful idea we have is to attach a cue to the behavior (using the word sit or a hand signal). This way, the dog will automatically learn the word/gesture as a cue, and you get a perfectly-trained pet.

Other alternative methods involve free shaping that is relatively a time-consuming process, so let’s stick on the basic-cues teaching process for now.

The cues teach your dog how to respond with the appropriate behavior when you ask for it. Additionally, you provide your dog with the finest opportunity to be reinforced for performing a particular behavior such as “sit” and “down.”

Important: During dog initial training, train your dog with extraordinary care. Offer your pet yummy food treats, break each step into small comprehensible steps, and clap hands to praise your pet.

Teaching Cue “sit.”

This is a very swift process. Hold a food item in front of the dog’s nose; just do not serve him. Slowly lift the treat toward the top of the dog’s head. When the dog’s head touches the treat, his butt will descend, and when it finally touches the floor, serve him the delicious treat.

Teaching Cue “down”

Make the dog kneel down in front of you. Hold a treat near his face and unlike sitting, drag the treat directly downwards to the floor; sometimes, directing the treat forwards instead of down works better. The dog will stand up to follow the treat, but once they dig returns to your desired position “down, offer him a milk-bone or a nudge.

 Teaching Cue “stand.”

You will often have to start teaching the new cue by repeating the old dog movements. Make your dog sit again in front of you. Lift the treat in front of his nose and then gradually move it away, taking a step back. The dog, in order to follow a treat, will stand up. When he does, give him a warm embrace.

Adding a verbal cue

Finally, add a verbal cue after teaching your dog the basics movements with your hand. For instance, if you want him to sit following your commands, say “sit” (the new cue) and then perform the old cue (hand signal) to navigate him into the sitting position. Last of all, use your verbal marker (e.g., “yes”) or the clicker when it achieves the ordered motion.

Repeat these step-by-step physical and verbal cues as many times, so the dog rapidly learns the particular motion or behavior. But if you think teaching is not your cup of tea, let us do the job that we are best at. Our board and dog initial training services are gratifying in a sense to add the cue, fade the lure and learn non-verbal canines language.

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