Positive Reinforcement Training Ideas for your Dog

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It’s important to remember that positive reinforcement is the best way to train your dog. It’s not a quick fix, but it will help you build a strong bond with your pet and teach them the habits and behaviors you want them to have in order to have a successful bond and relationship. 

Positive reinforcement is any type of reward that your dog associates with good behavior. The reward should be something that the dog values, like a treat, accolades, or toy. 

This type of training is the best way to train your dog as it’s gentle, and effective and will teach your pup the behaviors you want them to have.

Here are some ideas on how to get started with positive reinforcement training:

Make sure that you have your dog’s attention before giving them any commands or corrections. The first step is to listen. This can be achieved by using a treat or toy as a reward for good behavior each time they listen when you call their name. 

Don’t hover over your dog during training sessions. If you’re too close or standing over him, it may make him feel uncomfortable or threatened, which could cause him to act out or resist learning new behaviors altogether. Instead, try sitting by his side while he practices the behavior you’re coaching him on; this will help reinforce that he needs to listen because YOU are there watching over him.

If your dog does something wrong, don’t punish them—just tell them what they did wrong and show them how to do it right. For example, if they jump up on someone and knock them over, tell them “no” in an assertive tone then show them how they should sit instead of jumping up on people when they greet each other (by having the person sit down first).

Don’t leave any room for confusion when it comes to training because this will only lead to frustration on both sides of the equation; this means being consistent with everything from where you keep treats/toys/etc so that they know exactly where they’ll find them when they need something!

Be sure to give your dog lots of attention or a treat when they are doing something right – even if it’s just sitting quietly while you watch TV or read a book! Or if while you’re out in public and they heel well or sit calmly next to you at an intersection or other busy area – let them know it’s a job well done.