We all know how exciting it is to get a new dog and while you may be focused on the cuteness of those floppy ears, it’s important for them to learn good behavior as soon as possible.
Training with a new dog can become very exhausting. Just think about how exhausting it can get raising a baby or toddler. This is not so much different than that.
Luckily, we have come up with a list of five ways you can encourage positive behavior. Although it’s not a list with training exercises and guides, it may still help your dog understand when they’re taking a step in the right direction.
When it comes to dogs, you can never go wrong with treats. Dog love treats. You can use treat reinforcement in literally any situation, from potty training to socialization. You use the treat reinforcement to allow your dog to understand that whenever they do something right, they get a treat.
Another form of positive reinforcement can be games. This can be simple games, such as tag, running around, frisbee or tug-of-war.