Train Your Dog to Behave Well Around Other Dogs and People

By Alberto Roy

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Dogs being weirdly curious creatures are no less than children. No matter how cute they are they need to be taught to behave well. For this, it is very important to train them right. When thinking about training the first question in your mind must be, how to train your dog well so that they behave around other dogs and people well.

Through our blog, we will try to provide you with all the required information on what training to give your dog and how to train them well.

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Why It Is Important To Train Your Dog?

Training a dog is very necessary as it keeps them well behaved and helps them to socialize well. Here are some reasons why it is important to train your dog:

  • Training helps the dog to understand things better and helps them to communicate well. This helps your dog to understand your dog better and also makes your dog understand you and helps build a strong bond with you.
  • A well trained dog behaves calmly and can be controlled easily even in hassle situations. Trained dog interacts well with strangers and other animals, which prevents injury and conflict.
  • It helps to reduce stress and anxiety in a dog, training makes a dog deal with the situation in the best way possible. They learn to remain composed even in an aggressive situation. They tend to remain calm and maintain their behaviour in chaotic environments too.
  • Training makes a dog confident and gives them more freedom. A well trained dog has far better social skills which makes them interact with people and have a lot of admirers.
  • A well trained dog behaves well even during the grooming or while bathing at home. To bath your dog at home you can use a portable dog shower.

To make your dog learn things quickly and to make them grasp the commands easily you can also provide them treats.

Train Your Dog to Behave Well 

Here are the ways in which you can train your dog to behave well:

Basic Obedience Training:

For any dog, it is really essential to have basic obedience training:

Sit

There are several cases in which this command might be useful, such as welcoming guests or wanting your dog to remain calm and not jump up. First, use a treat or toy to get your dog’s attention. 

Say the word sit and then softly press down on your dog’s back once they are staring at you. Give your dog the toy or treat once they sit down. Continue doing this until your dog regularly responds to your commands by sitting.

Stay

Your dog can avoid running into the street or other potential dangers by obeying this command, which is crucial for their safety. Once your dog is sitting or lying down, place your hand in front of their face and slowly back away while saying the word “stay.” After every step, try waiting and giving them a treat if they remain still. 

Even after your dog appears to have learned this command, it is crucial to keep practising with them. It’s critical to maintain your dog’s training because they become quickly distracted.

Come

This command is important for recall and can protect your dog from harm in a number of situations. “Come” can be used to get your dog to come to you while they are off-leash or to stop them from doing something risky.

 First, use a treat or toy to grab your dog’s attention. Give them the order to “come” in a strict yet kind voice once they are staring at you. Give your dog some praise and give them the treat as soon as they contact you. If they ignore you, try leading them to you with a leash. 

Reward them once more and give them the treat when they reach you. 

Leave it

Using this phrase, you can stop your dog from eating or pulling something that may be harmful or unwanted, including your shoes, trash, or poop. Show your dog the treat you are holding in your hand to begin. Say, Leave it while keeping your fist closed. 

Ignore any efforts by your dog to sniff, lick, or paw at your hand. Give them a pat on the back and the treat if they stop to look at you. Until your dog regularly leaves the treat alone when you give the order, repeat these steps. 

After that, you may try different items on the floor, like toys, bones, or food, and slowly increase the difficulty and length of the command.

Socializing your dog 

Training your dog to behave correctly among people and other dogs requires socialization:

As your dog is ready for new experiences between the ages of 3 and 16 weeks, this is the perfect age to socialize them. But if you are persistent and patient, you can still socialize with an older dog.

Introduce your dog to various kinds of situations, dogs, and people. Along with dogs of various breeds, sizes, and temperaments, your dog should interact with people of various ages, genders, backgrounds, and abilities.

Use positive reinforcement. Treats, toys, and praise should be given to your dog whenever he behaves calmly and kindly while interacting with something new. This will reduce your dog’s fear and anxiety and teach them to associate new experiences with nice rewards.

Calming Techniques

Provide a quiet, safe place. Make sure your dog feels protected when rains or loud noises like fireworks happen if these things set off your dog’s anxiety.

Create a cosy space for your dog to go to when he’s feeling anxious using a mat, kennel, or bed. To perfume the environment with relaxing scents like tea or lavender, you can also use a scent diffuser or play some classical music.

Put on a relaxing vest for your dog. Your dog can feel more at ease in stressful situations by wearing a calming vest that covers them and applies constant pressure. A bandana or scarf can be used to build a low-cost or handmade vest.

Don’t look hyper dogs in the eye. Although dogs enjoy attention, there are situations when it can be detrimental. When they gain attention while acting out, hyperdogs who are displaying nervous behaviours may feel validated. Rather, attempt to ignore an overly excited dog until they settle down.

Conclusion

We have talked about training your dog to behave nicely around people and other dogs in this blog. The benefits of training your dog, socialisation advice, relaxing strategies, and basic obedience training have been our four primary subjects of discussion.

You can help your dog become more relaxed, pleasant, and self-assured in a variety of situations by using these techniques. You may also make your life easier and happier and strengthen the attachment you have with your dog.

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