Dog training is basically the application of behavior study that analyzes the behavioral responses of a dog to various antecedent and subsequent environmental events and uses the behavioral responses to change the dog’s behavior in a manner that it can help in accomplishing specific tasks or pursue certain activities. There are many aspects to canine obedience training. The process itself may involve learning how to interact with other people, interacting with other animals, learning to do tricks, or the whole process of training.
Dog training methods may include training for different levels of intelligence, training for different levels of physical abilities, training for different stages of maturity, and training for various types of disabilities. These methods include but are not limited to, positive reinforcement, negative reinforcement, positive punishment, and negative punishment. Positive reinforcements can be given in a variety of ways, such as rewards such as treats and praise for good behavior, verbal praise and rewards, physical rewards like playing with treats or praise, and/or physical correction like scolding. Negative reinforcement is a form of punishment in which a dog is reprimanded for something bad that has occurred.
Negative punishment may come in the form of verbal reprimands, pointing, hitting, shouting, or even leaving the dog alone or confined to a crate for long periods of time. The negative punishment of this form is used primarily when a dog has misbehaved and is not responding in a positive manner. It should be done immediately in an attempt to make the dog understand that its bad behavior will lead to punishment. If the dog is exhibiting acceptable behavior for example walking up to another dog without any problem, it may be in need of praising, as opposed to the punishment of being left alone.
Positive reinforcement is the training of a dog by using positive reinforcement. It is typically positive and rewards the dog for good behavior. Positive reinforcement is more effective than the other forms of reinforcement and can help the dog to be less aggressive in general or react positively to praise and rewards.
Positive reinforcement is generally based on the notion that dogs are animals that prefer to please and want to please. A dog that is allowed to have its own space in a private residence is usually more likely to want to please the owner. This means that a dog that is left alone in a house where there is a lot of distractions will most likely be more willing to listen to a command from its master than if it has to walk a short distance to go outside.
Positive reinforcement is a valuable tool to teach a dog a behavior at a young age, but it may not be the best solution for all types of behavior problems. For example, if you are trying to teach a dog to sit on command, you will need to take the same time to learn the command for sitting and correct its behavior. as you would with a young child or puppy. However, if you are training your dog to heel or come when called, using positive reinforcement is still an important part of the equation.