Stubborn Dog Help For Training
Knowing HOW TO train a stubborn Shiba inu puppy makes a huge difference but it is still not as easy as training a normal dog. Stubborn dogs tend to come from these breeds so I will start this article by identifying these breeds. This might help you in making a decision when buying a dog.
- Afghan hound
- Airedale Terrier
- Alaskan Malamute
- Alaskan Husky
- American Pit Bull
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- Belgian Shepherd
- Bernese Mountain Dog
- Border Collie
- Bull Terrier
- Chinese Shar-Pei
- Chow Chow
- German Shepherd
- Giant Schnauzer
- Great Dane
- Irish Wolfhound
- Rhodesian Ridgeback
- Siberian Husky
Stubborn dogs are not found in the sporting dogs as often as they are found in the hound and terrier groups. I think about a dog that is very stubborn until they tree or pursue the game to the end when I think about hounds. Many people in my area, who have deer dogs, sometimes have to wait until the season is over to find their dogs.
This is not to say these dogs can not be trained at all but rather to say it will take patience, knowledge, and confidence in the trainer’s part to be successful. These breeds are not well suited for kennels and they need companionship. Many people are taking on the challenge of dog training today because economic conditions have made professional training fees more of a luxury than a necessity. If you make a decision to train your own dog, you will need a good book or two to learn the helpful secrets that will save you hours of frustration.
Dog training can be likely to become a struggle between the trainer and the dog. When you understand that dogs have a “pack nature” that creates a “dominate nature” it makes it easy to understand the struggle. This means they had rather lead than follow! If you have had children you may understand this concept.
Here are some tips when working with a stubborn dog…
- Use a firm voice but be cautious not to scream and lose your cool. You must be consistent when working with your dog because like children, they will pick up on inconsistency without difficulty. This creates confusion in their mind. Just imagine if you were the dog and one time you get scolded for doing something wrong and the next time you get a pat on the head. Also, be very precise to correct your dog when the problem occurs. Dogs do not comprehend delayed punishment.
- Body language is also important because you want to look sure of yourself to your dog and always look them in the eyes. This is somewhat of a domination technique. When correcting or praising your dog, always look them in the eyes.
- One great technique is to use some type of noisemaker when your dog is not obeying. These items are trouble-free to make by taking a plastic bottle and placing a few small rocks in it. If you need to correct the dog by striking them with an object that does not hurt but makes a loud noise, uses a large plastic baseball bat. If you need a louder sound, buy a bat with a larger end. You can also drop a few small pebbles at the end of the bat for additional sound.
- Using a pinch collar to train your dog to heel, sit, and stay in the fastest easiest method there is. I can train most dogs with this method within one week. It works great and this is the first step in training. This method can be found in eBooks.
Training your own dog will be one of the most rewarding things you will ever do. You will enjoy showing your dog’s obedience to all of your friends. The sooner you get started the sooner you will achieve success.