FAQ About How To Train Your Dog

  • 09/09/2018

Training your dog is a must especially if you keep them in an apartment or in a house. It’s not a hard thing to do, however, to train your dog, you’ll surely need plenty of free time and patience.  In order to start, make sure your dog has a good mood and there are no hidden health disorders like dog ear infections that cause pain or inconvenience. Make sure he’s happy and ready to learn!

There are, of course, hundreds of courses available on how to train a pet, but here in this article, we have gathered 5 frequently asked questions (FAQ) so you’ll easily find the answers to the most common questions.

1.   Why some people choose in-house training and others group ones?

Dogs are different and unique so the training types should be different as well. In-house training is designed for the dogs that jump up at people or even at the owner, show aggression to humans and animals, steal food, bark excessively etc.

And if you can’t notice any of those behavioural disorders inside the house but he behaves badly outside because of high chase drive or overexcitement then group training is what he needs.

2.   I have a puppy and I cannot notice any of those disorders. What kind of training should I undergo?

Ideally both! If you start to take care of your puppy in his early years, you will have a dog you can enjoy and be proud of for the rest of the time!

Professionals assure that the in-home session is the instruction book for the puppy and the group training provides the socialization and fun as well as the confidence building.

3.   How long will it take to train my pet?

If you approach a professional trainer, he can do it in 2 hours or so. 2 hours is absolutely enough - according to the statistics in more than 10,000 dogs trained only a small percentage of pets have required more time. After the professional training you need to do so-called ‘homeworks’ with your dog for 15 minutes a day for 2-3 weeks and the result will last for years!

4.   What is a ‘clicker’ and do I have to use one if you work with my dog and me?

A clicker is a tool that tells your dog ‘‘yes, you got it.’’ It’s a great way of teaching your pet the exact behaviour you want. A clicker for pets is the same as the whistle during the marine animal training. A clicker can also be replaced with a word ‘yes’ in case you are facing some problems of using it.

5.   Do I have to continue clicking and treating forever?

Of course no because clicker training is used to teach/learn only new behaviours. As soon as your pet learns the behaviour, you don’t need the clicker anymore although praise and treats will always be appreciated.

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