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How to Train dog

Discussion in 'Dog Training and Behaviour' started by maxravi, Jul 7, 2009.


  1. maxravi

    maxravi PetForums Newbie

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    Guys,

    Lets discuss how you train your dog?
    I have my pet dog tyaggy and I am still struggling to train him to behave with strangers.
    He often barks at them, even if he have seen them before or know them.
    How do you taking care of such problem.
    How you train your dog?
    Please share..
     
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  2. Sleeping_Lion

    Sleeping_Lion Banned

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    I make them sit, or do some heelwork with them to get them past anything. If I've got a tennis ball in my pocket, all I have to do is put my hand in my pocket and I'll get fabulous heelwork while they think there might be a bit of retrieving to be done.

    What you haven't put is how you react to your dog's behaviour, quite important really. If you react by trying to console your dog in any way, or reassure them that the person approaching isn't going to do them any harm, then you are actually encouraging the barking and behaviour. Dog's don't understand reassurance, they know when they get it right because you praise them, so if you praise them at the right time for the correct behaviours then you leave them in no doubt :)
     
  3. Birdie Wife

    Birdie Wife PetForums Member

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    They are much easier to train after exercise and before food :) Cari picks up new commands much easier that way - she's only three months and she can do come, sit, down, paw and crawl :D

    I'm not a training expert but someone here will have some good tips on how to do some formal training on being calm around other people. Dogs can bark for lots of different reasons and finding out what the reason is might gve you some clues on how to fix it. You probably don't want the dog to stop barking altogether, but a warning bark and then thank them is probably the way forward if he's being protective.
     
  4. maxravi

    maxravi PetForums Newbie

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    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply.Thats the one thing I really missing.I always trying to scold him or keep him in patience because he is very aggressive.
    I will surely takes your advice and try to implement it.
    Thanks.:eek:
     
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    maxravi PetForums Newbie

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    Thanks for your suggestion.:)
     
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    Start with the basics, teach the dog a very firm NO!

    That way the dog will understand quickly what is acceptable & what is not
     
  7. goodvic2

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    Hi. Firstly, this is not a training problem. This a behavioural problem... there is a difference.

    Your dog barks because it is anxious or unsure on how to deal with people. Sleeping lion gave good advice on what not to do. If you are scared or nervous of something, would somebody scolding you, stop you being scared - no.

    Where does the barking happen? At the home? on the lead on walks? off the lead on walks?

    Is it everybody or just certain people? Is your dog a rescue or have you had it since a pup? if yes since a pup, how much socialisation did it get with people.

    Barking and aggressive behaviour are symptoms of an underlying problem. You don't treat it by dealing with the sympton, but by the root cause.

    My dog Sammy is a little nervous of people. He is ok if I am with him, but the trigger for him is when he is off lead. At times he goes up to people and starts barking. The way I deal with it, is I recall him BEFORE he reacts and then I put the lead on him and walk him up to the person and I ask them to give him a treat.

    If he was nervous of people in all situations, then I would have him on a lead and take him to places where there are people. I would start by taking him to quieter places and then build up to busier places. I would then encourage him to get nearer to people, building up to them being able to touch him and him being comfortable with it. It is a slow process, and known as de-sensitisation. The idea is to do it so slowly that he never reacts. If he reacts then you have not gone slowly enough.

    x
     
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