Shaping the behaviour of a beloved canine requires consistent methods that retain the dog’s attention throughout each training session. Dog owners know that the owner will receive as much, if not more, training than the dog will in each class. Every dog requires help with mastering the fine art of paying attention and responding according to the human’s expectations. Commands are designed to sound different and cause the dog to take the right action in response. There are times when the owner needs tools that will correct abhorrent behaviour before the dog starts to believe he is in charge. Correcting dog behaviour in Toronto begins with an extensive selection of training tools.
Train the Owner to Use – Never Abuse
News stories rarely focus on the canine/human relationships that bless many homes across Canada. Bad news draws more attention, so a certain level of political correctness has penetrated dog training circles. Certain tools, such as metal dog collars, have been labeled as abusive tools that will cause injuries, or even death. Experienced dog trainers know that proper use of a metal dog collar can bring about significant behavioural changes because the dog will pay more attention.
Loving dog owners know that the metal dog collar provides better communication through the leash during a training session that is closely supervised. A dog that refuses to pay attention, or reduce the tension on the leash, can be taught to change this behaviour. Training sessions conducted in quiet surroundings are easier for the dog and the human. Additional distractions, including other dogs at the dog park, can cause the dog to become unruly and inattentive. In certain situations, the dog can create danger for himself and others if he is unresponsive to the owner’s verbal and leash commands.
Replacing the flat buckle collar with a chain-link, or prong type, collar will change the tone of the training session for a short time. The owner will recreate the training scenario and see if the dog is paying attention. As the dog misbehaves, the owner will deliver a single tug on the leash that sets the metal dog collar firmly around the dog’s neck. Immediately, the dog will look at the owner in shock. Within a minute or two of tugging on the leash, the owner must address the dog and deliver praise because the dog is paying attention.
Use of a metal dog collar is not necessary after the desired behaviour change has occurred. Owners can choose to use a metal collar in certain situations where the dog must be under absolute control. These situations should be rare, and the owner must remember to remove the collar as soon as the dog has been returned to the vehicle, or a dog carrier.
Achieve the Desired Result
Dog owners realize that canines share many traits with human children. Once the rules have been communicated, and learned, the dog will test each rule in every setting. Obedience training
is designed to shape the dog’s will to conform to the norms of family life. The metal dog collar will be one tool in an entire toolkit that will prevent unwanted disasters that can occur in the life of a dog, including having to find another home. Well-trained dogs will respond well to verbal commands after learning that good behaviour brings rewards.
Savvy owners will notice behaviour patterns that can be addressed with the help of the experienced dog trainer. Challenges are posed to the dog in a setting that will reveal the inappropriate behaviour. The trainer will teach the dog owner to take certain actions, that might include the use of a metal dog collar, to reemphasize the expected result. Repetition during the training class begins the process of changing the dog’s behaviour. Throughout the coming days, the owner will work with the dog for 30 minutes each day to continue the training. Use of the metal dog collar might not be necessary after the trainer has worked with the dog.
Train a Great Dog
Most parents will do anything necessary to shape a child into a great young person. Every possible dog-training tool must be used to improve dog behaviour in Toronto. Anyone who does not want to risk the use of a metal dog collar might be choosing to live with a dog that will not yield to instruction. Each dog has certain instincts that interfere with the owner’s desire to shape the behaviour in each situation. Refusing to use a tool for fear of abusing the dog is unfair to the dog. Misuse of any tool, including flat buckle collars, is just as serious as overusing the metal dog collar.