Pet Training Rules


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While training a dog, a trainer must know that every dog’s temperament is different. While giving dog education, a trainer must remember certain key factors that make the training easier.

Key Factors For Dog Education

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  • Temperament – This is how your dog responds to a negative or positive stimulus from outside. The greater the reaction they give, the better is their temperament.
  • Docility – This is a character trait of a dog to accept the man as a super authority and to give in to his commands and demands, without displaying a repressive reaction.
  • Aggressiveness – This is the ability of your dog to react to different threatening situations causing possible harm to them, owner, family members or surroundings.
  • Pugnacity – It is the step taken after the first step and displays the ability and acceptance to struggle to achieve something.
  • Character – This means a dog’s ability to tolerate unpleasant incentives, both psychological and physical that might happen unintentionally. For example, if by mistake the dog is stamped on his paw, he should have the ability to move away and let go. A dog who cries in such situations is weak in character and one who hides away is scared by nature. One who bites the other person’s feet in revenge has a very aggressive character. 
  • Curiosity – This includes a dog’s natural reaction to external stimuli, that affect his auditory, olfactory, and visual senses.

Canine Psychology – Dog Education

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Every dog is different and so are their behavioral patterns. These depend upon the surroundings, stimuli your dog gets from people and circumstances, and personal experiences. This diversification in a dog’s psychology makes it necessary for a trainer to know about different training methods. ‘Do It Yourself’ training is not recommended because it could pamper your dog and ruin its nature. It is necessary to take your dog to a specialized training centre if you want to enjoy the company of a well-educated dog. 

Main Rules For Dog Training

Dog training rules include the following:

  • Orders – you must fix whatever language you choose to give commands to your dog. Dogs do not understand different words for the same action too. For example, you cannot say – come here or come, both for the same action. You need to fix it on any one term.
  • Clear and Audible – Every order you give your dog for his education should be loud and clear. It should be pronounced clearly so that you do not have to repeat it. The dog trainer will teach you an appropriate method to get a quick response from your dog. If you have to repeat an order several times, it could mean that your dog does not want to do it, does not understand it or it could stress him. If you have to keep repeating orders, it could also mean that your dog understands but has lost respect for you and hence does not obey.
  • Do not Speed Up- If you think that your dog will learn everything too quickly, you might be wrong. You need to take it slowly further. Repeating orders in quick succession like ‘come’, ‘run’, ‘go’, ‘jump’, might stress your dog and you need to take advice from your dog trainer as to when to speed things up.

A trainer giving dog education is aware of these concepts and educates you, the owner with the necessary terminologies and psychology you need to know to train your dog well.

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