About Dog Training and Behaviour
Just like human’s all dogs are individual, that is what makes our furry family members so special.
In terms of behaviour, a dogs behaviour is primarily effected by the way a dog is bred, socialised, trained and their past or present environment. That’s not to say that each dog has behavioural issues but more so highlights the importance of our dogs been given every opportunity possible, to learn in positive force free environment that encourages learning, and in-turn positively affects their behavioural development.
From a very young age our dogs will look up to us for guidance and it us up to us as their guardians, to constantly guide them through their lives, so that as a family they can live happily, in our world.
If you choose to use positive training techniques when training your dog, this will create a life long connection of trust and respect that will result in a stronger, healthier bond between you and your dog, that will benefit the whole family.
Through using positive reinforcement training techniques, we are able to create a learning environment that encourages our dogs to make calm, well educated decisions and also provides us their humans with a communication tool that is clear, effective and results in a rewarding training experience for everyone involved. Your dog will benefit greatly from this method training and will grow into a social, confident dog that is better able to cope in the world.
Dog training is not only about having a well mannered dog, its also a fun, rewarding experience that will enrich your lives and create a life long special bond between you and your furry friend. So enjoy your training and remember to have fun whilst doing so.
So what is positive reinforcement training?
Put simply, positive reinforcement training is a scientifically proven, force free training method that focuses on rewarding the behaviours we want and ignoring the behaviours we don’t want. By rewarding those behaviours we do want, they are more likely to be repeated as your dog learns that good things happen to him when he does the thing you like.
The use of positive reinforcement is the most humane and effective training method to use, as it uses non-confrontational techniques to work our dogs brain, in a way that is fun, stress free, reduces frustration and enables learning. What’s key is our dogs decision making whilst training is influenced without the use of force and hence our dogs trust in us, is not broken which can occur when using harsh, threatening training methods.
You may find that positive reinforcement training has many names, such as reward based training, force free training and or reward based positive reinforcement training, regardless of the terminology the general theory remains the same, i.e. when we reward our dogs for the behaviours we like they are more likely to be repeated.
At Ocean Paws Dog Training you will learn how to positively influence your dogs development through understanding how dogs learn, and using this information to effectively train your dog in a way that is fun and rewarding for everyone involved.
Happy Training Everyone – From Ocean Paws Dog Training