You are training your dog to work with live stock on your farm and want to be sure that your dog is useful, safe, and treats your live stock well. This is important to the productivity of your farm. This article will provide specific ways that you can train your dog accordingly.
Gradually allow your dog more freedom. A new dog has to earn his freedom around the house. Otherwise, expect housetraining problems and chewing that causes damage, especially with puppies. Close off doors, or use gates to section off rooms or parts of the house. Over time, as they are house broken and learn to listen to commands, allow them more freedom.
It is important to teach your puppy that it is never okay to put his teeth on you. Puppies interact with their litter mates by using their mouths, both to play and to express when they are upset and he will more than likely try to do this to you. You can gently push his face away and say ‘no’ to teach him that this is not acceptable behavior.
Pay careful attention to your timing as you train your dog. It is much more effective to correct him just before he has misbehaved rather than after; if you are able to catch him while he is still thinking about what he should do, your redirection is much more likely to have a lasting impact.
To teach your dog to go outside, you should keep a very close supervision on it for a few weeks. Every couple of hours, take your dog outside to the area that you would like to see it use. Wait until your dog is done, and reward it. If your dog does not go, take it back inside the house and try again later.
Learn your dog’s signals to help prevent accidents inside. Most dogs have a specific pattern of behavior indicating a need to eliminate. By learning this pattern, you can take your dog outside immediately, which teaches him appropriate behaviors. Being in tune with your dog’s natural tendencies makes house training easier on both of you.
In conclusion, it is important that you train your dog well in order to be able to work with your live stock. As long as you follow the tips and tricks included in this article, you should be able to train your dog to more efficiently and safely work with your live stock
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