Dog training is great fun. Positive and reward based strengthening is the sole strategy that experienced and educated dog trainers advocate.
Being suitably prepared for a training session will help you to get the very finest results while teaching your dog anything new.
A high energy dog will need the chance to expand some of his physical energy prior to starting training. By taking a busy unexercised dog into a training session you will be trying to contain his need to run while asking him to focus. It is fair on your dog to give him at least a couple of minutes free run before training.
This same rule has relevancy to expecting a dog to settle in the home. It is not fair to demand that a dog settle if he is effervescent with physical energy. Fundamental canine wants must be met before attempting any kind of basic dog training.
The area you selected to train your dog in must not contain exaggerated distraction. The building of distractions is fine as training moves on, however to be fair on the dog you must give him the chance to learn without distraction first.
Other animals, food (apart from training reward) noise and other stimulants may all grab your dog’s attention. At last when the training is solid and proofed you are able to add distractions steadily and only when the dog can cope.
Imagine making an attempt to write a book in a library where a party is taking place. You will surely struggle to concentrate. An initial training session in a busy park will have an identical effect on your dog.
Inspire your dog
Prepare with an appropriate reward. A dog wants motivation to work. Just as you and I would not grind for nothing neither will your dog. If he does not see it worth his while to do something he simply won't be interested. Work out a reward that is a match for your dog and use it.