Dog Trainers Please Help! My Dog is Out of Control!
Obedience training, generally involves teaching your dog the 7 basic obedience cues, namely: sit, stay, stand, down, come, fetch and heel. Easy as it sounds, many Singapore dogs are ignorant of these cues and continue to be a nuisance both to their owners as well as other people around them. So how do you tell if your dog needs a lesson in obedience?
Some Benefits of Dog Obedience Training
- Better Control over Your Dog
Dogs can sometimes get out of hand and hence need to be reined in. For example, they could be jumping at strangers, charging at little children, other dogs or even across a busy road endangering their own lives. Once, at a public dog event, a Chihuahua escaped from its owners, ran towards a Rottweiler and was fatally injured by the bigger dog. Thus by having control over your dog, many of these unfortunate incidents can be prevented, some of which may even save your dog’s life.
- Better Quality Life for your Dog
If nothing else, they are welcomed and loved by more people. Take my dogs for example. Seeing the things they can do, most people are generally amazed and a number of my friends, who initially fear dogs, started having dogs of their own!
- More Fun to Own
Imagine having a dog that does your every bidding happily, enthusiastically and willingly each time you ask. Isn’t it more fun to own such a dog. Or would you rather have one that totally ignores you, as though you are invisible?
- Closer Bonding
Obedience training, when done the right way, through positive rewards based methods, increases your bonding with your dog. And to a dog lover, the feeling of being able to achieve such a strong bond with a dog is simply priceless.
- Amaze People
If you like attention, this is definitely a plus. Yes, whenever I train my dogs outdoors, many people stop to watch. Why, because they are simply amazed. My dogs quickly become conversation starters, allowing me to easily make new friends effortlessly.
Ways to Obedience Train your Dog
There are typically 2 ways to obedience train a dog, namely, applying compulsion based methods, which we dislike and the more humane, dog friendly approach of clicker training.
In general, methods based on dominance over your dog or that places importance on the Alpha dog theory are likely compulsion based centered. Another tell-tale sign of compulsion being used in dog training is the sight of dogs with choke chain, pinch collar or even e-collar on.
Before Karen Pryor wrote her landmark book on clicker training titled “Don’t Shoot Your Dog,” it was generally accepted that traditional compulsion based methods were the way to go. Today, compulsion methods are old school and many top obedience dogs the world over are clicker trained.
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