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Tips from Expert Dog Trainer Jamie Damato Migdal…

September 1, 2010 by Tails Magazine in Behavior, Training with 0 Comments

Jamie Damato Migdal Smiling with Dog“Training your dog should be an enjoyable experience for you both. The more you understand about how your dog thinks and learns, the more effectively you can communicate. Clear communication means successful training and good behavior – with no need for force or coercion!”

JAMIE’S TIP: DOGS LEARN BY ASSOCIATION…
When training, it’s important that the reward closely follow the desired behavior. For example, when teaching your dog to sit, the praise and treat should be given when his rear touches the floor, not after he’s stood up again. On the other side of the coin, reprimanding your dog for something he may have done hours ago (e.g. you come home to find your slippers shredded) is pointless.  Your dog won’t associate your yelling with what he has done, and if it happens enough, he may begin to fear your arrival home, as you are always angry for no reason he can fathom.

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