Monday, September 12, 2011

How to Treat an Unresponsive Dog: 9 Ways & Methods

An unresponsive dog deserves a good handling. A gentle and humanizing treatment over your dog doesn't need any introductions - but these nine methods do.

1, Start training your dog early. Explore on learning the latest -- yet quickest tricks on how to treat an unresponsive dog. Note: older dogs are believed to be susceptible in learning new tricks. However, the older your dog is, the more chances of learning tricks that are most likely to be trickiest.

2. Rely on using motivational or positive methods in training your unresponsive dog tenderly and compassionately. Tip: keep your "obedience sessions"; with your dog upbeat so that the whole treatment will be enjoyable for both parties (you and the dog). If training an unresponsive dog can be drudgery at times, rev things up a little bit and then try the "Play training" methods ("Hide & Seek", "Go Find" tricks etc.).

3. Avoid giving your unresponsive dog commands that you cannot enforce. At times, you give your dog a command that is neither enforced nor complied, the unresponsiveness starts to worsen.

4. Avoid giving your unresponsive dog commands that are incompatible. Tip: Giving an unresponsive dog commands such as "sit-down" is not recommended. In fact, there is no such treatment or method like "sit-down". Better say either "sit" or "down" when treating your dog.

5. The most common problem many unresponsive dog owners complain: dogs are becoming stubborn when given a command. If you're having this problem, you must determine if:

* The unresponsive dog knows what you want.

* He can comply immediately to your commands during treatment.

* Your unresponsive dog suffers from fear or confusion.

6. Never train an unresponsive dog when you're not in the mood. Always remember that earning a dog's respect will be never accomplished by treating them cruelly or in a harsh manner. The trick to accomplishing your treatment to your unresponsive dog: "Be Patient!"

7. Take note that good timing is essential throughout the whole treatment of an unresponsive dog. Tip: Prepare a plate of hors d'oeuvres for your dog. Once your dog walked into the room and smelled the hors d'oeuvres, chances are he'll jump up - a movement that signals the unfeeling dog to start behaving properly.

8. If possible, use your dog's name in positive ways. Note: Using the name of an unresponsive dog in concurrence to reprimands or punishment is a big no! Instead, make use of your dog's name in making good things happen during treatment. His name must always be a word that associates enthusiasm and support.

9. One command you give to your dog must be equal to one response. Repeating commands tunes the dog out, and that's where the "nagging" starts. Tip: Teach your dog commonly used commands first. Telling your dog to "Sit! Sit! Sit! Sit!" is neither an effective nor a useless way to issue commands. However, you can do something about it by simply giving your dog a single "Sit" command before luring him into the exact "sitting" position.

There you go. Nine steps to treat unresponsive dogs properly. Hopefully after practicing these methods, you can easily have your dog respond to your commands

This article is written by Louis Liem. You can browse more articles related to dog training, dog grooming, dog accessories and many more on his blog, AtoZDogBreed.com



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