Dogs are like humans in that they also express undesirable behaviors towards other people and other animals. However, unlike most animals, they can be properly trained to correct such behaviors and avoid bad instances in the future. Naturally, our furry friends are all fast learners and they are very good students in obedience training sessions.
A fellow dog owner, Leah, and her furry companion, Milo, shared in this video below on how to correctly tell a dog off through proper discipline. Leah avoided ‘ physical punishment’ as this kind of discipline is completely wrong and insisted that disciplining a dog through the following means is much better.
Tell “No” abruptly
Every time your dog does something bad or off, then exclaim“no!” loudly and abruptly. Be consistent in telling this and remember not to be swayed by the puppy and guilty cute faces that your dog will show.
Be prompt in saying “No!”
Don’t wait five minutes or your dog will completely be at a loss of what exactly he did wrong. As soon as you catch him doing what he should not be doing, reprimand him right away.
Make sure that your dog heard or even showed any signs that he completely heard your exclamation so they will get the picture of why they are being reprimanded. Proper communication of the deed is an important guide for dog owners in this kind of training.
Positive reinforcement is the right term when it comes to disciplining a dog. Always reward your furry baby with treats or maybe as simple as saying “good job” with matching fur pats and brushes that every dog surely loves. Doing this will result in a lesser chance that your pet will do something bad again in the future.
Practice Social Isolation
Whenever you catch your dog, say, chewing the sofa, then you may isolate your dog into his room or bed. The principle is that you need to calm down your dog and come to his senses so he would stop the bad behavior (such as chewing, barking, and nipping)
The secret in disciplining your dog is proper communication. This is because you are communicating with your furry friend that whatever he has just done is not desirable and should not be repeated any time after. However, physical punishment will just turn a dog to be more aggressive aside from the fact that such punishment is morally wrong for all living things.
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You can also share with us the naughty and bad things your dog has done through the comments below. You may also narrate how you dealt with correcting it so fellow dog owners will get tips on how to do the disciplining properly.