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4 EASY WAYS TO MAKE YOUR DOG LISTEN

17 Jul 2016 | by Khyati Shah | Posted in: Training

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Are you shouting out commands to some apparently deaf doggy ears? Having a dog that won’t listen is a pet parent’s biggest nightmare! Not only is it detrimental to a healthy relationship between you and the pet, it can also lead to some pretty awkward situations. But worry not, for we bring to you 4 easy ways to get your dog to pay attention:

 

SHORT & FIRM COMMANDS

 Your dog does not speak your language but tries his best to understand. Help him in this by keeping the command short. Simple, one-word commands work the best followed by praises and a treat. Anything more than a few words is just blah blah to him!

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MASTER THE TONE

The tone of your voice is essentially what helps your dog understand what you want from him. Screaming at the dog or speaking in a wavering tone will never get the point across. Your tone needs to be firm and clear. Never drag the word or pull down your tone in the end, for e.g. instead of Siiiiit just say SIT firmly.

 

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BE CONSISTENT

Everyone in the family must follow the same guidelines and rules when interacting with the pet. Different reactions to situations and mixed signals only confuse the dog.

 

NON-VERBAL CUES

Since dogs can’t speak, they use body language to communicate with each other. Therefore it is possible that your non-verbal cues are not consistent with your verbal commands, hence confusing your pet and limiting her response.

 

Did these tips work with your pet baby? Do share your experiences in the comments section.

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