Every dog is, as each person, an independent entity, with its own characteristics, tastes and priorities, their own pace of learning and perception and internalization of concepts. Therefore, there is a clear system of dog training, but each technique must adapt to our own pet.

There are those who allow their animals to roam freely, without giving them training. There are also those who choose to implement systems cruel punishments, including beatings, choke collars and collars electric shock. However, to improve its performance must give a lesson to the animal, rather than forcing behaviors that eventually could take the dog to rebel against his master.

How to improve the behavior of a dog

We can implement, for example, the system of punishments and rewards. This consists of rewarding the dog for learning with simple patting and soothing, not food, as this would not give a good reflection of teaching.

Punishments, meanwhile, should be simple challenges. Suffice it to a word, a gesture or tone of voice to explain the dominant animal on his bad behavior or error. The hand of the master must cherish, and never punish: claps are for caresses and games, and never for punishment.

However, we understand that there are animals in a state of excitement, unaware of the restrictions. It is then that the punishment should include a mild shock. We can use newsprint (newspaper) wound, as the noise that this material produces draws attention to the dogs. Although much has been said about hitting the animal with a rolled up newspaper in his mouth, we recommend hitting the newspaper on the floor or a piece of furniture, to produce noise without directly attacking the animal.

Another technique of “shock” to help us improve behavior, is to put some coins in a tin can. Before wrongdoing mascot, agitaremos the can and its noise will capture your attention. Use this technique to distract the animal, and not to induce a deep threat or fear, because the dog would be scared too and react to their defense. Must be a striking noise, but do not stun. Remember that animals are not swayed by the volume of your voice, but by the used tone is more effective a stern tone at normal volume, screamed wildly.

Water is an effective punishment, since it is sufficient to sprinkle a few drops on the face of the animal to stop wrongdoing. However, it is not recommended to wet small animals, nor the bulky coat, and never during winter or cold season. This is a technique that should be used if circumstances allow.