The most famous of dog training techniques are the simple tools like clicking techniques or simple obedience techniques requiring little effort are best for most dogs.
Some trainers use a choke collar and overpower the animal. This teaches the animal that he is not the pack leader and humans don’t take direction from him. It is preferred to use techniques that involve power, but you don’t have to hurt an animal to show power. Choke collars and shock collars are painful and cruel, and aren’t recommended. Please don’t accept trainers that use them. Simple techniques like walking an animal forcefully and using clickers can be done without cruel means. This is how you can safely modify animal behavior without pain or intimidation. Animals can sense that you fear them. The toughest part about getting control of an animal is overcoming your own fear.
The most basic form of click training is to associate the sound of the clicker with the taste of a doggy treat. You can start by hitting the clicker and giving a doggy treat. This associates the clicking sound and a reward. You should be able to make this association in as little as 10 – 20 minutes. The average pet will begin to realize that the clicker means reward. You know this training has been successful when the pet responds to the clicker by looking at you. This forms the basis for the next phase. In the next phase you will give commands, and show the pet what those commands entail. Afterwards, the pet will be rewarded for correct actions. This is a positive reinforcement posture. Training techniques that use positive postures are best for animals. There are several techniques for training we have already mentioned and many are negative reinforcement techniques. Owning a pet is very similar to having a small child. You have a choice as to whether to be positive or negative. You should choose to be a positive pet parent. You gain the respect of your pet, serve as his “pack leader” and be good to him.
Animals that respect owners don’t act out. Animal lovers know that pets are a part of the family. You need to act like your pet is a part of the family. Helping the pet learn new techniques will allow you to take the pet new places and have better experiences in a shorter lifespan. Loving pet parents train their pets to give them a better life.