Training Dogs: The Right Way and the Wrong Way - Part One
There is Actually a "Wrong" Way to Crate Train
Crate training dogs,
(or crate training puppies) if approached
correctly is by far one of the most effective tools you can use to form
good dog behavior.
most subtle mistakes in crate training are sometimes the worst because
they go undetected and are repeated over and over again which can make
the whole experience of potty training dogs negative and frustrating.
the correct method of crate training you can avoid subtle mistakes and
have your puppy or dog’s training move along quite smoothly.
though crate training dogs is by far the best way to potty train, it
can backfire if not done correctly. This is why there are so many pet
owners who attempt crate training and wonder why they’re
still having problems; because there is a right way and a wrong way to
approach the whole process.
proven methods of crate training make this stage both a positive and
rewarding experience for both you and your puppy (or dog).
The first step in
puppy training or dog training is to learn how your
puppy or dog is viewing things, what actually forms his puppy behavior
and what you can do to appropriately shape it.
understanding the canine mindset better, you can make the process a lot
easier and faster, which in turn makes it a lot more fun and rewarding
for both you and your puppy.
in order to be successful in crate training dogs or puppies, a basic
understanding of "natural" puppy behavior is needed. Here are a few
Dogs cannot view things the way we do; and in fact many times
situations are just the opposite of what it looks like from our
Dogs do not make connections between cause and effect when any amount
of time has passed.
3. Dogs do not
understand the spoken language unless it's paired
consistently with something meaningful to them.
Dogs are frightened and confused by anger that humans display.
When a dog experiences fear and confusion as a result of a human
getting angry with him this also slows down the dog's learning process
since effective learning cannot take place under these conditions.
What Dogs Do
Some of what dogs
and puppies do understand is:
Instinct and self preservation-(neither of which they have conscious
* Immediate consequence to action
* Positive rewards
* Tone of voice
* Some body language
they are effected by our emotions even when they don‘t
and puppies respond more quickly and more reliably to positive
incentives than to fear or punishment. And in dealing with puppies,
fear and punishment can and will damage their personalities for life.
many cases, punishment tactics actually cause behavioral problems, can
compound existing ones, and can even bring about the opposite behavior
than what we are trying to achieve.
Crate training dogs and crate training puppies using positive behavior
shaping methods allows you to effectively train your pet without having
to use punitive measures at all.
Kathleen Amaro is the owner of http://www.puppy-potty-training.com.
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