If you are serious about training your dog then you need to be aware that there are more than just one type of dog training. In fact, there are several. Depending on what stage your dog is at will determine how you should train him.
The Intro to Scent Work is a class where your dog will get to use his nose to find stuff – treats, a target odor, a tracking article. First your dog will learn the game of searching with enthusiasm and confidence by finding a delicious, smelly treat that’s hidden in an article (for tracking) and a box (for nose work). As the dog gets better about searching, the game will become more challenging and your dog will learn to solve a variety of search puzzles. In short order, the game will expand to bigger areas, indoors and outdoors, and you will teach your dog how to find a specific odor (birch to start).
Having a positive way to communicate with your dog eliminates confusion and stress and promotes a long, harmonious relationship. This is especially important if your dog is still a pup. Sleep allows your puppy to process and make sense of all the information gathering that they did when they were awake. They may even dream about that great chase game and twitch and “run” in their sleep. So, like us, their brains are sorting out useful information and material to remember.
Dogs are one of the more intelligent animals; however they also seem to show their attitude more when comparing to other animals. That is why it is important to start training your dog early on in his life before things get out of hand. Dogs will continue to display their authority and it will only continue to get worse if not addressed. Transform your dog into a well-mannered, well behaved, and much calmer dog by using effective dog training methods.
Dogs are very routine oriented. They love precise daily routines. So, the first step to good dog training is consistency. Consistency does two things. It shows your dog who is in control and it also makes clear what her family role is.
If you need to travel or leave home for a while then leave your dog in the hands of certified expert behaviorists that will care for your pet as their own and provide holistic and optimal personal care and attention while you are away.
Frankly, training a dog is the easy part, after many years and thousands of dogs. What is difficult is training dog owners. In order to help you be a successful leader of your dog, you must become competent at seeing the world through the eyes of your dog, thinking like a dog, and understanding how interact with your dog in a way that makes sense to a dog.