How to train your dog not to beg for food?
How to teach your dog not to bark?
How to teach your dog the Leave It command?
How to teach your dog the Come command?
Dogs have some innocent but irksome tendencies—like barking, leash pulling, jumping, digging, chewing and eating garbage—that can sometimes make them difficult to live them!
To make the most of your relationship with your dog, you can teach your dog some important skills that will help them live harmoniously in a human household. Training your pooch will improve your life and theirs, enhance the bond between you, and ensure their safety—and it can be a lot of fun.
In this video, we’ll talk about 8 easy and important things to teach your dog and explain the training process in an easy way that any dog can understand.
1/ Leash Pulling
Dogs pull on the leash because it works — it gets them where they want to go. Turn into a “tree” when your dog starts pulling on the leash. Stay still until your dog comes back to you.
2/ Ignoring your commands
Dogs may ignore our commands because we have unwittingly trained them to do so. When you repeat a command too many times, you’re actually desensitizing your pup to the meaning of the word, and your dog will start to tune it out and ignore you.
Train dogs not to eat off the ground
The “leave it” command can be used to stop dogs from eating garbage or things off the ground. It can even stop a dog from chewing power cords or your favorite pair of shoes.
Place a treat on the floor with your toe or hand over it and say, “Leave It.” Your dog will lick you, sniff you, and try to get that enjoyment. Eventually, however, they stop trying and look in another direction.
As soon as your pet stops trying, give them a huge fuss and a reward. After several repetitions, your dog will understand the meaning of the “Leave It” command.
3/ Teaching dogs not to beg at the dinner table
Dogs beg for food by their puppy eyes. But make sure not to give in to their puppy eyes. By giving your dog table scraps, you are essentially telling your dog that if he asks for food, he will get it.
Your furry friend will eventually realize that their puppy eyes don’t pay off, and they will stop begging you.
You can also use basic commands like “Sit” or “Leave it” to discourage impulse-based behaviors. For illustration, if your canine jumps up on your stage to supplicate for food while you eat, simply tell them to “ Sit ”.
4/ Train your dog not to jump
Oftentimes, dogs jump because they like to sniff a person’s face. Dogs greet each other nose-to-nose, and they want to do the same with us. The first step is to ignore the behavior and only give attention when they have all their paws on the floor. If your dog jumps up on you, and you give them some kind of attention, you’re basically telling them you approve this behavior so jumping continues to happen.
If your dog jumps on you when you come home, immediately walk away and close the door. Wait about one minute, and then walk back in to greet your dog. Keep doing this until they calm down.
If your dog jumps on you while you’re preparing a meal or their food, don’t push them away; They will probably think that jumping wins them some attention.
5/ The Quiet Command
If your dog barks excessively inside your home or at strangers, you can teach them the Quiet command to stop barking on command.
Another reason for a dog’s barking is boredom or loneliness. Dogs are pack animals. When they are left alone for long periods of time, they can become bored or sad and often bark excessively. But now, let’s talk about how to teach your dog to “quietly” commands.
To do this, you first need to teach your dog the “speak” command.
Do something that makes the dog bark. As soon as your dog barks, mark the action with a command such as “Speak!”, and reward them with a treat. Repeat until your dog learns to bark when you say “speak.”
Now you can teach them the quiet command. Hold the treat in front of your nose and say “Speak!”.
The instant your dog stops barking, say quiet. If your dog stays quiet for a few seconds, give him the treat and a huge fuss. After several repetitions, your dog will understand the meaning of the “Quiet” command.
Make sure that your treats are good for dogs’ health and manage the calorie intake. You should avoid sweets and chocolates because they can harm your pet.
And it’s best to train your dog before their meals. A dog with a full tummy may not be interested in your rewards, and sudden movements can disturb their stomach.