Ever wonder what your dog needs from you? Do you think that a trainer will solve all the behavior problems of your dogs? To understand your furry friend, you need to know that many of the dog’s behaviors can stem from questions about the body language that your dog is picking up on, but that you are not aware that you are projecting. Read on to find out what your job is when you give your dog a job too!

All canines, large and small, benefit from obedience training classes. It’s best to start basic obedience training as soon as possible with a new dog or puppy.

Think of obedience classes as polite manners and socialization for your dog. Teaching your dog to effectively “sit” and “stay” and “go” when he needs to is to give your angry friend a set of coping skills and manners. Having such a strong relationship with your dog helps keep you safe, as they will listen to you when they need to focus the most.

Dogs don’t learn everything in half an hour: you have to practice every day outside of class time. Effectively socialize your dog and teach obedience by making time to practice every day in a variety of settings.

Dogs respond best to trainers because they project confidence and are someone new. The dog already knows your limitations. So starting over takes more time. You both have to undo the negative behaviors you have created together to improve your communication with each other.

Dogs live in the moment, they don’t dwell on any negative past experiences. Open your mind and live in the moment to help your dog overcome any fear and anxiety. It is true that a dog may have negative coping skills from previous experiences, as we see in some adult dog adoptions or sheltered dog adoptions. But it can be corrected. Correcting negative fear-based behavior takes time, assertiveness, and awareness to ensure that you are not indirectly reinforcing the fear.

Different coaches use different techniques, find out what you are comfortable with. A good trainer builds a supportive relationship with you and your dog. They must be flexible and accommodating and provide you with the skills you need to train your dog well.

Dogs can be trained at any age. Older animals take longer to learn and have shorter attention spans, but are only physically limited due to pain or chronic illness.

Practicing your obedience training in different settings helps your dog socialize and decreases your dog’s anxiety and chances of being distracted when he needs him more focused.

If your furious friend looks at you from time to time while you walk, it is a sign of respect, you are confident and this makes your dog feel safe with you. Congratulations, you are on your way to success!

Yes, properly training your dog takes a lot of work and time from the whole family. Successful dog training is an investment. A well-mannered dog builds a positive public reputation and brings eternal enjoyment to the family.