Training New Tricks to a Dalmatian

Showing off a cool trick that you taught your dog is a great way to show off to your family, friends or even strangers that you meet on the street. It shows that your Dalmatian is obedient, well trained and pretty darn smart. And your dog won’t mind the attention and praise that he gets from people after successfully completing the command.

Good news for you is that teaching new tricks to a Dalmatian isn’t even that hard. All you need is something to reward the puppy with, a couple of minutes out of your day and a little “know-how”. So here are some tips that you should use whenever you attempt to train a new trick to the Dalmatian dog.

Tips for Training New Tricks

It’s easy to teach a new trick or two as long as you use the right approach and break things into smaller steps. Your Dalmatian is a smart dog, but you can’t expect him to know what you mean when you say “Roll Over”. First you have to show him what to do.

Use the following tips whenever you attempt to train your dog any new tricks. They will speed up the training and get you quicker results:

  • Start off with easy tricks – Starting off with long and complicated tricks will only leave you and your dog frustrated. It’s much easier to start off with the basics. After you have successfully taught the Dalmatian to sit or come on command, you will have more experience and a better understanding of how dogs learn.
  • Always reward your dog for completing a trick – Dalmatians learn best from positive reinforcement, it’s as simple as that. If you don’t have a treat on you at the time, you should still reward your dog with some praise. You’re more likely to do something if it was rewarding right? Well it’s the same thing with your puppy.
  • Dalmatian Dog Obedience TrainingKeep training sessions short – No one likes to repeat the same thing over and over… and over… and over… and over again. It feels annoying and pointless. After we do something enough times we lose the interest to do it again. This is exactly how your dog feels when you make him repeat the same trick 100 times. Keep training sessions only 10-15 minutes long and then give the dog a chance to rest.
  • Practice the newly learned tricks throughout the day – During your regular day, either while you’re watching TV or doing something on the computer, call your dog over and give him a command to do. This will keep his mind refreshed and will reinforce in his mind what he learned during the training session.

Be the ultimate trainer for your Dalmatian and teach him new tricks, solve behavior problems and own the dog that you’ve always dreamed of. Read the proven and tested training methods and techniques that will turn you into a Dalmatian Expert and will have your dog trained in 6 days or less – Dalmatian Training Guide

Continue Reading: Dalmatian Obedience Training

About The Author

Charles Owens is a proud Dalmatian owner, trainer and enthusiast. He has been helping Dalmatian owners for years through his website, discussion forum and personal one on one training sessions.

He has also written a complete guide on what it takes to raise a healthy, happy and obedient Dalmatian.

You can find the complete guide here: The Complete Dalmatian Guide

8 Comments

Sara:

Thank you for the useful information.
I’m searching about dalmatians to help a friend of mine & his husband.They want to get a puppy and they barely know anything about raising a dog.
There are also some problems with the environment they want to use to raise it in.
First:it’s not really ok to take the dog out. It’s a national issues!
Second:they want to buy a dalmatian puppy but they have no way of telling that the breed is pure.

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Charles Owens:

Hey Sara,

Dalmatians aren’t the best option for people who can’t take their dogs outdoors. Maybe suggest to your friends to look for a smaller dog breed?

Dalmatians are just too active by nature to keep locked up indoors.

Best of luck to you and your friends!

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Mike:

Hi Sara, please advise your friends not to buy a Dalmatian puppy as a first dog! Dalmatians are hard work (but very rewarding) at the best of times, they need loads of human interaction and being left for long hours will result in a very frustrated and unhappy dog as well as unhappy owners!

In addition, Dalmatians need exercise and plenty of it. They are an absolute joy and more than give back anything that e as owners could ever invest in them.

Can I suggest that your friend and her husband buy themselves a cat…..it sounds more like what they need! Please do not put a Dalmatian through the pain of living in an environment that is both unsuitable and cruel!

Regards,
Mike (owner of a 10 week old Dalmatian)

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Burzez Billimoria:

Hi

I have a Dalmatian 2 months old Danny and have just got it 2 days back and would like you to know that he is just too mischievous runs around from here to there in the house bites things, my fingers, my ear, even bites my 8 years lab Brandi’s tail, jumps grabs food of any one.

Going to de-worm him first and also VACCINATE him of course.

Any suggestions as to what I should do to calm him down and what about his diet too.
I also just lost James my Boxer on the 7th of this month couldn’t stay without him hence brought Ddanny home.
Please advise.

Burzez

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Terrsa Mcintosh:

Out Dal is nearly 5 months. He also had this behaviour when we first got him. He was just following on play from when he was with his brothers and sisters and doesn’t know the difference. The best thing you can do is get him to a good puppy school – bit expensive but worth it to help you understand yr dog and get him to be more obedient. They just love to learn and if yours is food orientated like ours will love to learn for the treats. Ours is nearly 5 months now and has stopped all that nipping sand biting. Still very mischievous but responds very well to stop doing something when there is a treat in the offing. This behaviour will pass but you need a lot of patience but they catch on so quickly it is very rewarding. He is top at his puppy class!! Good luck with yr lovely puppy. Chewing a marrow bone or something that is safe releases seritonium (think that’s how u spell it) and calms them down

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Kat:

Hi. Please make sure your friends RESEARCH this breed carefully. I just recently purchased an 8 month old male dalmatian (my first!)that was allowed to run its former household, who was a jumper, mouthy, counter-surfer, pushy in your space and an uncontrollable ball of energy. Fortunately, we have a large fenced acreage and a big dog for him to play and run with. Plus I take him on trail rides with our horses. First thing was to teach him its NOT okay to jump…then we taught him to sit/wait at the door before going out or coming in….that ONE act of obedience has carried over to the other issues. He now ‘sits’ without being asked just by a look from me. Second, we neutered him and that has made him alot more ‘attuned’ to us…Third, one must always be ‘alpha’…and you can achieve this without being nasty, but by being CONSISTENT with your request and praise for a job well done!
Please make sure your friends can and are willing to be the boss of their household otherwise a dalmatian will take control!

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Z:

Hi I’m Z and I always wanted a Dalmatian pup. I will get one on Christmas from Santa and I will name him Pongo to teach him tricks.

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jo:

Best form of training. Is excercise at least 45min run or walk. The disapline 15 to 20 Min of training your dog todo your desired goal Ie sit stay heel etc. The affection agian do this for 15 min or so. Play time.
The dog will have released excess energy on their walk. So when it comes to training your dog is more likely to respond as other distractions such as hyperactivity have been taken away or reduced.
Then repetitive reinforced training.
Always use positive reinforcement. Start small. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
I find best clicker training.
Don’t over work your dog and always finish a session with a positive impact.
Good luck with your dalamation.

Regards
jo ( owner of 3)

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