Most people think dog training is difficult. Some still believe certain dogs are actually untrainable. All of those points of view are incorrect. The truth of the matter is this: all dogs are trainable, and a dog’s training needn’t be hard work. Have a look at Spectrum Canine Dog Training for more info on this. Training can be enjoyable too for a puppy. This is true of course that certain breeds of dogs are easier to train than others. Though, what we disagree with is the claim that dogs can’t be taught-because that ‘s so untrue. Instead, what we’re going to tackle is some of the stuff you need to do to get your dog’s training right.
Gauging criteria for performance
When you manage to pass on the necessary dog skills to your pooch within a reasonable period of time, you will be considered to have gotten your dog’s training right. Therefore, if you handle the necessary dog skills in an enduring manner, you will be judged to have gotten your dog’s training right. In other words, if the pooch forgets the skills learned within a day, you won’t be treated as having been very good in training your dog.
So, in a nutshell, the criteria by which performance can be evaluated in dog training include:
– The amount of time it took to transfer the basic skills on to the puppy.
– The skills instilled in the breed.
– How long dogs hold the skills.
Of course, if you take too long to pass on certain skills to the dog, if you find it difficult to instill certain skills in the dog, or if the dog appears to forget the skills taught to him or her, it doesn’t automatically mean that you’re not doing things right. You have to note there are two factors at play here. Your talent, aptitude and commitment as a dog trainer is the first of those. Then the second of these is the innate talent of your dog – against a backdrop where some dog breeds tend to ‘get’ stuff quicker than others.
Fast introduction as key to dog training success
Very clearly, there are certain things you can only teach a dog when he or she is young. This means the widely held idea this puppies under the age of six months should not be conditioned is absolutely false. There are also some characteristics that you would find challenging to teach to a dog that is older than six months. It is worth noting that dogs are (in some ways) highly developed animals unlike us humans-whose life-skills learning cycle begins at the moment they are born. That is why a puppy who loses his mother at the age of three will be able to survive in the wild, while it would be very difficult for a human baby who has lost his mother at the same age to live in a similar environment on his own.
Often the perfect time to start a dog’s training will be when he or she is learning basic life skills, so that the qualities you want to pass on to him or her alongside those basic canine life skills are also adopted. Therefore the behaviors needed will be part of the temperament of the dog. They should be focused more profoundly in him or her. This is not to suggest that one can’t teach an elderly dog. Only because you’d have a harder time (and less fun) to train the older pooch.
It later appears that some of the people who end up thinking their dogs are untrainable appear to be folks who make an effort to teach their dogs those things too late in the lives of the dogs. They are called boneheads when the dogs struggle to select these skills-although it is not really their fault that they are unable to select the skills, but rather the fault of the trainer for not having started training earlier.