Dog training works with positive reinforcement and playtime for dogs. The training process can be challenging, but the rewards of running through a course without a glitch with your dog by your side are incomparable. Getting started in this dog hunt training needs some research on your part and a solid obligation from you and your dog.
Train your dog basic commands. Make sure your dog understands and responds to commands such as “sit,” “stay,” “lie down,” “heel” and “come.”
Choosing dog breed for hunting
Ask your veterinarian you would like to begin hunting dog training with your dog and take note of any concerns she expresses. I suggest to considering the breed of your dog and its total energy level before you start the dog hunting training. Bigger dogs like mastiffs and great Danes aren’t the most responsive competitors. While the smaller, more energetic breeds like terriers, retrievers, sheepdogs and shepherds are more suitable to the task. It’s best to wait until your new puppy is at least 9 months old before start its training.
Make dog hunting training fun and spend time outdoors playing fetch or running in a park. Work commands into the play time so your dog enjoys training. Your dog should learn the commands “up,” “down,” “left,” “right,” “slow” and “fast” next, so, you should be able to work with your dog while it is un-leash.
Enroll in dog training class
Test yourself and your dog in a real training environment to see if you are both up to the challenge. Dog training class like The Anti-Cruelty Society’s School Of Dog Training allows you to search for dog training clubs by state on its website (http://www.anticruelty.org). You can also ask your vet or local pet store owners if they know of any agility trainers in your area. There are thousands of websites over the net offering dog training also for kids and their dogs.
Consider dog training products
If after a class you are keen to this activity, consider hunting dog training products like DT Systems’ no bark collar, remote collar, dummy, and bird launcher. They also add more of its effectiveness in training.
- Don’t overwork your dog. It can be hard not to push your dog along in training when you are excited about a project, but remember your dog needs time to adjust to this training.
- Do not shout at or hit your dog as aggression often comes from fear.
Don’t forget to keep your dog hydrated during his training, even on a unplanned day as this is important. Consider carrying a bottle of water in your vest or jacket and have a gallon of water in your vehicle along with a bowl to quench your dog’s thirst.
It is important to train your dog, whether small or big. In addition, helping it perform better, training a dog will develop its relationship further with you. More importantly still, training a dog to come, perhaps, could save it from being hit by a car if it ever escapes.