Universal Principles For Successful Dog Training

Universal Principles For Successful Dog Training

Dog training is​ not rocket science and is​ not as​ difficult as​ you​ think. it​ is​ certainly possible for ANY dog owners to​ train their dogs themselves provided they put in​ adequate amount of​ effort. the​ principles listed here are universal to​ dog training of​ any dog breeds,​ be it​ sporting,​ working,​ toy or​ terrier,​ any dogs - big or​ small,​ pup or​ old,​ any Owners - competitive or​ leisure.

In short,​ if​ you​ are serious about training your dog and demand Only success,​ you​ MUST apply these principles. No “If” No “But”. Get the​ basic right first before you​ start to​ train your dog!


Consistency is​ very important during training and correcting unwanted behavior. Always use the​ same "command" for a​ specific task you​ require of​ your dog. Don’t confuse him by using different command for the​ same task.

Once you’ve establish some house rules such as​ - keeping the​ cooking area out of​ bound to​ your dog,​ enforce them constantly. if​ the​ dog learns that he can get away with it​ now and then,​ your previous efforts will go down the​ drain. Lastly,​ make sure everyone in​ the​ family accept and enforce your rules consistently.


Timing is​ critical to​ successful training. Praise your dog whenever he is​ doing something right. as​ expected,​ reprimand him on​ the​ spot and to​ the​ point whenever he misbehave or​ fails to​ response to​ your command. Praise and reprimand that happen later will have no effect on​ your dog.

* There are 2 main schools of​ thoughts concerning the​ timing of​ correction when your dog misbehaves. I called the​ first school of​ thoughts the​ “Direct Approach”. it​ simply requires you​ to​ reprimand your dog on​ the​ spot if​ he misbehaves. This is​ more of​ a​ tangible and straight forward approach to​ training your dog and is​ easy to​ understand for most trainers.

I called the​ second school of​ thoughts the​ “Endurance Approach” as​ it’ll require you​ to​ ignore your dog when he misbehaves. Using the​ cause and effect to​ your advantage,​ this approach requires you​ to​ ignore the​ dog,​ especially when he misbehaves to​ seek attention and encourage you​ to​ pay attention to​ your dog only when he’s a​ good boy.

Attention Factor (Endurance Approach)

Dogs love attention and are hugely motivated by it. Unlike man,​ dogs do not know how to​ differentiate between positive and negative attention. They see things in​ a​ simple way. if​ a​ certain action gets reaction and attention,​ you’ll bet they repeat it​ over and over again. (Cause and Effect)

Unfortunately,​ for most dog owners,​ we more often than not give our dogs negative attention. For example,​ "Do you​ let him out of​ his crate when he groans?" or​ "Do you​ give chase when he runs off with your socks?" These are negative attentions given to​ the​ dog and is​ certainly motivating his bad behavior.

Fortunately,​ the​ opposite is​ true if​ you​ pay enough attention to​ your dog when he behaves himself. When the​ dog understands that he’ll get attention only when he’s behaving,​ he’ll learn that only good behavior attract attention and he’ll repeat his good behavior always.

Focus your attention on​ your dog only when he is​ behaving; praise him or​ give him a​ treat,​ let him know that he’s getting the​ attention. if​ this technique is​ used correctly,​ he’ll be a​ well-behaved dog for a​ long time to​ come. Nevertheless,​ this approach is​ probably not for the​ short temper and requires you​ to​ go through an​ endurance ordeal. Imagine your dog chewing up your sock in​ your presence. “Endure Dude!”

Training Mood

You need to​ be in​ the​ correct frame of​ mind before you​ train your dog. Never train your dog when you​ are under the​ influence of​ alcohol or​ drug. Also try not to​ train him if​ you’ve a​ bad day or​ not in​ the​ best of​ your mood.

If you’ve just argued with your sweetie or​ got a​ telling off from your boss earlier on. you​ would most probably take out your frustration on​ him and threaten your relationship with him in​ future.

Do remember to​ apply these dog training principles constantly & you'll be half-way through to​ successful dog training.

Universal Principles For Successful Dog Training

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