How To Teach Your Dog “no”

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The “No” command is the most often used command you will use when interacting with your dog. It is natural as a puppy is not aware of house rules. It must know that it should not pick things from the street when going on a walk. It will fall sick if it does so. If your dog does not understand when you say “no” then there could be a problem which may incur high expenses on your part.

Treats are important

The only way to say no to your canine is via treats. You must stock up on treats which your dog finds tasty. Teach your dog tricks when it is hungry. It will not pay attention or will not have the urge to pick up tricks on a full stomach. The dog must not be too hungry as extreme hunger will not help it concentrate on the tricks you are trying to teach it.

To teach your dog “no,” hold the treats it likes flat on your hand about six inches distant from the dog’s mouth. Your dog will try to take the treat. When it happens, fist your hand and take it further away. There is no need to shout as you can admonish your dog and send the message across by simply changing your tone. If your puppy wants to take the treaty from your hand, it will calm down after 20 seconds.

Repeats and details

Repeat the same procedure a maximum of five times with five-minute intervals. These five times-five minutes constitute a session. A majority of dogs after about ten sessions will get what you want to say. The real test begins when you place the treats on the ground and give the “no” command. It will be hard for a few days, but ultimately your dog gets it. The training must be consistent for best results.

The details are in training and it is vital that you are quick when it comes to closing your hand. If you are slow, then your puppy can easily snatch the treat away from your palm. Ig, your dog, is quicker than you, then stand a little further away.

After you have taught your puppy the “No” command, you can now teach your dog the “ok” command. When they learn this command, then they will know which food to take as opposed to the command “no.” Teaching the “ok” command is much simple compared to the “no” command. Do not deviate from the basic command training by implying anything other than “no” stands for prohibition and “ok” stands for a license to go for the food. These two commands are versatile and you can use these for conditions other than food.



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