Putting your dog through advanced dog training does not have to be hard. Try to make a game out of it by adding a hint of fun to the lessons.
This method will help avoid or alleviate boredom in both you and the dog. In no time at all. Your little canine friend will reinforce his or her obedience skill without even realizing it.
Advanced training methods – beyond the basics
If you’re dog has been a house dog for a while and he or she has already mastered the basics of training. And now they’re ready for the big time. It is now time for some more advanced dog obedience training.
In fact, your dog has mastered the basics so much that when you mention the word “Sit”, your dog’s hindquarters hits the floor and when you call his or her name they’re right there at your side.
This is wonderful! What’s next? Good question! The training process is not over, now is the time to move into more advanced dog training techniques.
Many of the basic dog training techniques that you’ve focused on in the past will create a basis for future lessons.
Before you advance dog training, go over some of the same basic commands that you used to train your dog at first. Once your dog executes the basic commands without a hitch, it’s time to move on.
During this practice phase, you’re trying to weed out any confusing or weak commands so that you and your dog are ready to move on to more advanced dog training techniques.
You and your dog should not feel as if advanced dog training is a chore; therefore, you must keep it interesting.
Try to make a game out of the training sessions, this will help to raise the level of enthusiasm, but do not let your dog get too overexcited.
Boredom will not be a factor if you spice up the training sessions for both you and the dog.
There is nothing more time consuming or tedious than trying to get a bored or uninterested dog to learn new training techniques. Try to avoid boredom at all costs because it hinders learning.
One of the best dog training tools is food. You may want to try different types of treats while you’re training to see which treat he or she likes the best.
As you know, dogs love their treats. However, once you find a dog treat that your canine likes, do not use it for too long, he or she may get tired of it and it will lose its effectiveness.
Therefore, do not hesitate to cycle through the doggy treat choices. The best treats to give to your dog are the treats that contain a lot of fat, but be cautious; you do not want to encourage weight gain.
You can also cut the treats in half to make them stretch longer. This technique alone will help you to save money as well as save your dog a few extra pounds.
The best way to make advanced dog training fun is for you to get creative. Dog’s love to run and chase things around the place. This is a perfect activity to incorporate into your dog training. Keep your dog enthused by strengthening what they already know in a new and exciting way.
A family member can help you train by practicing a back and forth game. This technique will help to increase your dog’s recall skills and will teach him or her to respond to the voices of other members of the family as well.
Your family member and you should stand a good ways apart; in fact, try for 9 to twelve yards. This game should be played in a safe area, preferably in a fenced in yard.
If you do not have a fenced in yard, that’s ok, just try to find a place where your dog can’t wander away or be placed in a dangerous situation. Therefore, do not play this game in open areas or near busy streets.
Once you’ve found a safe place, you and your family should take turns calling the dog and putting him or her into the sit stay position.
Repeat the process at uneven intervals. Once your dog gets accustomed to this game, challenge the dog more by moving further apart.
Later on, if you like, you can incorporate a third person. In addition, you can take the game inside the home and call from different rooms so that your dog cannot see who is calling.
The best way to keep the lessons fresh and interesting is to get creative. Any type of dog training whether advanced or basic can be a fun experience for you and your dog.
Advanced dog training should not be a problem if you don’t allow your dog to get bored. Your dog will love the training sessions every time and even look forward to them. In the end, you’ll have well trained dog.