We often need to reprimand certain behaviors of our dogs. How many times have you tried no longer teach your dog that he can not do “this” or “that”, but it seems he never learn? How bitten slippers, torn clothes, pee in the wrong place you have tried and failed to avoid?
This difficulty is often the inappropriate use of reprimand, ie we use the word NO to our pets. You should use the “no” to rebuke unwanted behaviors. However, doing this rebuke the wrong way may even worsen the misbehavior.
It is no use saying “no” in the middle of long sentences like:
– Do not handle this
– Do not do it with my slipper
– Do not enter this room
In this way, the dog can not understand your message and will not know why you’re taking scolding.
Thus, the owners need to use the “no” so that the dog understands that what he was doing wrong, can not do. The ideal time to use the rebuke would be just before the dog do his “art.”
If you notice that your dog will get the slipper, this is the time to say “no.” If you notice that your dog will mess in the garbage when he comes close is the time to say “no.”
The reprimand for inappropriate behavior can not help at all. For example: say “no” while your dog is eating what they should not can cause it to link your scolding with the pleasure you are feeling in eating it. Thus the rebuke has no effect.
It is also useless to scold some attitude of your dog after he has done the wrong thing. Even after minutes (or even seconds!) He may have forgotten what did and did not understand the reason for the reprimand.
Another common mistake is trying to scold the dog saying “no” with violence: slaps, vassouradas, shaking one … These attitudes can make your dog more aggressive or fearful too and your relationship with him will be more difficult.
The correct way to say “no” is vigorously aloud: “NO”. Simple and straightforward.
A reinforcement that can help is to associate the word “no” to some noise as a chocoalho, a snap, a whistle. But a quick noise, always at the right time and without too scare your pet.
It also does not help make this rebuke and stay with pity then filling it with warmth immediately after. Keep the moments of praise and positive reinforcement for the moments that your pet deserves, ie when urinating in the right place when not enter an undesired place etc.
Positive reinforcement can also be done by offering a snack, but without exaggeration on the amount, we do not want obedient animals, but obese.
These tips are simple and easy to perform, but can be very useful so that you can educate your pet and can have a stress-free living with these our fellow.