Does your dog seem to be acting deaf with every learned and trained command? Do you get annoyed or disappointed every time your dog seemingly disobeys?
In general, dog disobedience is when a dog that was trained and already knows the command, deliberately chooses not to follow it. For instance, when you tell that dog to be “Stop!” or “Quiet!” when it inappropriately barks, it still continues its loud barking.
It is important and extremely helpful to knowing why your dog has been disobeying you and your commands. From knowing this, it will then be easier to strategize how to appropriately deal with the problem.
- Sufficient training: One possible reason for dog disobedience is because the training undergone by the dog was not enough for it to really learn and absorb the behaviors and tricks taught. This can sometimes be hurtful to one’s pride, especially because it can be a little tough truth to accept. SET YOUR PRIDE ASIDE. Invest more time, effort, and patience in training your dog.
- Practice or little training sessions: Maybe it has been a while since the last time the dog was able to practice what it learned in training, thus it may have forgotten the taught behaviors or tricks. It is important to regularly practice if you want your dog to obey you and respond to your commands. Fit little training sessions every day. As simple as doing a short training session while waiting for your laundry to finish will surely go a long way in making your dog more obedient. Make it a habit to spend at least five minutes training your dog everyday.
- Exercise: Overexcitement is also a common possible cause of dog disobedience. Because of too much excitement, dogs are usually unable to fully respond to the environment. Have frequent regularly scheduled exercise sessions for your dog. Exercising can be an outlet where your dog can invest its energy on. Go for a walk, play frisbee, or jog at the beach. Exercising is not just beneficial for the dog, but for dog owners also.
- Training collars: Dog training collars are safe and effective tools in training dogs. Training collars are remote-operated, and thus, when the stimulus will be given is controlled by the dog owner or the trainer. In this way, dogs can properly know which behaviors or tricks are appropriate, and which are not. OurK9 Training Collars do not only offer this flexibility and sense of control in training dogs; OurK9 has Training Collars with different correction methods and with varying stimulus. In this way, it is assured that the training collar is safest for the dog’s physical health and well-being.