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.
- Keep 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.
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