How to use positive education with the dog


When it comes to educating the dog, we tend to do it negatively almost without realizing it. It is much easier for us to point out what he has done wrong than not to encourage him and to reward him for what he does well, so that the latter takes on much more presence. The positive education It has proven to be very reliable and effective, and it also helps the bond between the dog and the owner to be greater.

If we spend the day correcting or punishing The dog will most likely avoid many situations, but we will not have enough confidence with him to do something because he knows that he is fine or that he is going to receive a reward that motivates him. These two streams of teaching have been used over time, but positive education undoubtedly creates much more balanced dogs that trust people.

Educating the dog in positive supposes reward him when he does what we want it to do. It's good to start practicing this in places where you don't have distractions. We cannot blame you for not showing up when we call you outside in a place full of smells and other animals, when we have not practiced the call. What you have to do is practice at home and reward him when he comes to our call. First with prizes, then with caresses, until he comes because his association with that learning is a good thing.

Avoid punishmentor it is also good, since negative education sometimes only causes rejection in the dog. If he does not come when we call him, and when he comes we scold him for being late, they will only associate that by going with his owner they will get a scolding, so they will not want to do it again. What's more, this can sometimes confuse them.

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