You are training your dog to work with live stock on your farm and want to be sure that your dog is useful, safe, and treats your live stock well. This is important to the productivity of your farm. This article will provide specific ways that you can train your dog accordingly.
When you are training your new dog or puppy that will be living indoors a good thing to do is the crate training. The dogs first impressions of the crate are the most important. Try putting some dog treats around the crate and leading into it so that they can walk around and inside the crate. Make sure that you are positive and upbeat so that they know it’s a good thing.
You will want to use your pet’s name to get his or her attention. Use your dog’s name when calling to go for a walk, for meal times, and for play. This will teach your dog to pay attention when you say their name. Never punish a dog for coming to you when you call them.
As with anything, reinforce the good behaviors from your dog. Make sure that you have treats handy, or just use lots of praise for actions that are good. This will teach your dog to try and get a treat, or your praise and reinforce to them that what they just did was something you want them to keep doing.
Always use the same words when giving commands to your dog. Using different phrasing for basic commands can confuse your dog. Saying “Come” today and saying “Come here” the next, in the dog’s mind, is like teaching two different commands, however, the behavior is expected to be the same. Keep it simple and keep it consistent.
Start training your dog as early in its life as possible, but not younger than about seven weeks. This helps build an early bond between you as the owner and trainer and the dog. However, starting too early will simply overstress the dog; a very young puppy won’t learn anything from training sessions.
You always want to make certain your dog has good leash manners. This helps keep both you and your dog safe when going on walks.
To train your dog efficiently, you must learn how to be firm with it. This does not mean you should continually admonish your dog. Balance firmness with love for best results. This way, you can have a great relationship with the dog.
Be consistent when training your dog. If more than one family member is taking part in training the pet, be sure that each person utilizes the same commands as well as a similar discipline and reward system. Your pet will have a better time at learning once it knows what response to expect from his behavior.
In conclusion, it is important that you train your dog well in order to be able to work with your live stock. As long as you follow the tips and tricks included in this article, you should be able to train your dog to more efficiently and safely work with your live stock