You have a dog that you want to use for movies or television commercials. It is extremely important that you have a well trained dog that is also extremely versatile with what it can do. This article will go into specific ways that you can train your dog for the entertainment industry.
Encourage your dog to be as active as possible. Dogs can easily get bored. When dogs are bored they are difficult to train. If you have a happy, exercised dog, they will listen better. Go for long walks and runs with your dog.
To train a dog to stop barking you must first train him to bark on command. When the dog barks on command instead of when he chooses to bark, it is easier to teach him to stop barking during the training session. Once he learns the command for “stop barking” he will follow it outside of training.
Dogs often become destructive because they are bored and lonely. Consider a house dog that destroys the sofa while you are away from the house. Consider the larger outside dog that chews up the shrubbery. The answer to alleviating their destructive behavior might be as simple as spending more time with them or buying them a new toy.
Don’t interact with your dog when you are frustrated or angry. Simply put your dog up and take a break. Training will proceed much more efficiently when you return. Each of you will be rested, have a fresh outlook, and be ready to tackle that seemingly elusive training task once again.
Dogs have tunnel vision and will focus on one thing to the exclusion of all else. Your dog can learn to focus less and less, except for your commands, by using repetition.
Do not respond to demands for attention from your dog. Training a dog to be docile and controlled, means that you control when attention is given. In the pack, Alphas will ignore these behaviors until the dog is calm and relaxed. Then and only then, should you build excitement through play with the animal.
Never cave in to bad behavior. Your dog will always love you, but it needs to know that you’re the boss. Don’t encourage bad behavior and let your dog know that any such behavior will be met with punishment. At the same time, make sure you reward good behavior as well.
If you are training a high-energy dog, it may be beneficial to exercise your dog just before the training session. A dog that is overly energetic will have difficulty focusing on what you are trying to teach. The exercise session can be beneficial for the human owner’s health as well!
In conclusion, it is extremely challenging to prepare your dog for the entertainment industry. However, this may pay off in the long run both for popularity of you and your dog as well as financially. Follow the tips and tricks that have been provided in this article and you should see success in training your dog.