Teach Dog Tricks
Teach a Dog to Fetch and More
Use dog cookie recipes to help teach dog tricks. Dogs are food motivated and will learn more easily if you use healthy pet treats. A bored dog gets into trouble; teach dog tricks to keep your pet occupied (such as teach a dog to fetch or sit).
Teaching your dog to do tricks is not very hard. It does however take a fair amount of love, patience and understanding. When you teach your dog to do tricks you are bonding with your dog. You are also helping your dog to use his or her brain and preventing boredom.
One of the fastest ways to a dog's heart is FOOD! Dogs love food and most of them don't care what kind of food it is. If they can eat it they will do whatever they can to get a hold of it.
Before you begin teaching your dog tricks, you should invest in some healthy dog treats (either homemade or organic and natural). If you allow your dog to eat human food then some human treats work well also.
My dog happens to love rice cereal treats and dog biscuits (I've got some great dog cookie recipes I make), but some dogs have more expensive taste and prefer steak instead!
Teach Dog Tricks: How to Sit
Once you have some treats on hand, then you can begin teaching your dog to do tricks.
One of the most useful tricks that you can teach your dog is sit. Teaching your dog to sit will make your life much easier in the long run:
Dogs respond well to a high pitched, excited voice. When your dog does something that you are proud of, you should always praise her in this tone. Dogs dont speak English, but they do understand tone. Try telling your dog how ugly he is in your high pitched excited voice and I bet he will wag his tail and lick you!
Teach Dog Tricks: How to Stay
Another trick that is helpful for your dog to know is stay. This is much easier to teach after you have taught your dog to sit.
Teach Dog Tricks: Teach a Dog to Fetch
To teach a dog to fetch is more complicated (for the longest time, my dog had me trained to fetch!) but can be accomplished once he or she knows the basics (sit, stay, and come).
One of the most important habits to develop in all of your dog training work is to be consistent and to do the training regularly.
If you're not consistent, you undermine your own dog training efforts. To teach dog tricks effectively, you need to be training and reinforcing regularly and frequently; otherwise your dog will simply forget.
Training your dog will help it from being bored: a bored dog usually gets into trouble and into other bad habits.
Hopefully these basic dog tricks will help you gain a better understanding of how to teach dog tricks. Most of these strategies can be implemented with other training as well. Just remember to be patient and never punish your dog for not doing a trick. Dogs tend to respond best to positive reinforcement.
Taking Care of Your Dog
If you want to teach dog tricks (and have your pet learn tricks and learn good dog behavior,) you need to ensure that your dog is healthy. Feed your pet healthy, homemade dog food. Make dog cookie recipes that include healthy ingredients, like sweet potatoes or brown rice along with high value protein.
Also watch your dog for allergic reactions or sensitivities; in our highly industrial societies dogs are developing more allergies than ever before. See your veterinarian if you suspect that your dog has developed an allergic reaction to food or to his/her environment.
If your pet has developed allergies, we recommend PetAlive Allergy Itch Ease. It temporarily relieves skin allergies and itch. And your pet will feel better with treatment, and listen better when training.
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