To dogs, people food often looks, smells, and tastes better than their own food. In fact, sometimes, as soon as their owner turns his back, the dog will quickly snatch the food from the table and run off with it. If this has become a problem with your dog, he could need residential dog training to break this bad habit.
Keeping that in mind, there are some things that dog owners can do to help alleviate the problem. Let’s take a look:
Feed The Dog Regularly- dog’s will often beg for, or take, people food if they are not fed regularly. Ensure that your dog is fed on a proper feeding schedule and that he is given enough food.
Use “No” Command- dog owners can train their dogs to avoid people food by using the “Leave it” command. This command is especially useful with a wide range of other household items as well including shoes, children’s toys and more. If the dog leaves the object, you should show them appreciation. When used properly, “No” and “Eat” commands can be remarkably effective at teaching your dog to stop begging or stealing people food.
Avoid Unnecessary Temptation- avoid tempting your dog unnecessarily by eating people food away from the kitchen. If you are sitting down next to him, you shouldn’t eat anything that is especially strong smelling. If the dog is not professionally trained yet, he might beg or try to snatch the food away. Again, use the “No” command with a firm tone in your voice.
Apply Punishment- unfortunately, a few dogs don’t respond well to verbal commands or training. It is better to give the dog an unpleasant and harmless experience when he tries to steal food. Owner may use an ultrasound generator or any object that produces an unpleasant noise, when the dog steals food. He will associate the unpleasant experience with the act of taking food off the table. If your dog has a difficult time with this technique, a residential dog training Liverpool expert can help.
Contact Dog Trainer Liverpool
To learn more benefits of residential dog training and how to take better care of your dog, contact Dog Trainer Liverpool today and speak to an expert dog trainer who can answer any questions you might have about residential dog training.
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