Who Says You Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks?
With approximately 15 minutes of training daily for two weeks straight, according to The Animal Planet, even the most stubborn dogs will give in. These enduring canines will sit, roll over, and do whatever your heart desires. All you need is a strong sense of consistency and a mouthful of patience under your sleeve.
To make this a quick fix, the trainers (or owners) should develop a positive attitude. To feel frustrated and angry will not help at all. Pets somehow feel how their owners experience, and that would not speed up the progress for even a bit. Unlike children sent to school for a 12-year formal education to get the basics, it is quite irrational to invest an uptight 12-week course for your dog to acquire the desired behaviour, and earn respect and discipline needed. Remember: all relationships require a bit of work.
It also involves recognizing the dog's previous training, then deciding on what specific applicable and viable changes needed for a more significant effect. You highlight the dog after a day's work with plenty of rewards such as treats, and verbal praises such as patting him on the head for doing a good job. Take it friendly and easy, as not to shock and confuse the pet. It is necessary to change the behaviour in small steps rather than a complete change all at one time.
However, there is a difference. One has to put in mind that training an older dog is remembering that this dog has, most expected, to having been trained once. In other words, it has established thinking as to what acceptable behaviours are and what actions are most not welcomed. It takes a great deal of endurance to train an older dog and should be at the very least regular to receive the best outcome.
But do keep in mind that although the owner is the master, the dog still is an individual, as in it has its personality; so a little give-and-take affiliation will not hurt. The key is to enjoy the whole teaching-an-old-dog-new-tricks activity, as you build a better relationship with him. That is the sole purpose of dog obedience training.
What you give is what you get; therefore, being the educator, you are responsible for the way your pet responds. Dogs are social creatures and are among the most loyal. If you have a senior dog around who needs a bit of a push, do not fret; all you need is give your little furry friend some feisty motivation. Whoever said you can't teach old dogs new tricks?
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