The proper use of dog training treats is a very important aspect of any training process and can be used to help your pet understand commands without them having to resort to aggression. Here are a few tips on how to use these treats correctly, so that you can be sure to have an effective training session with your pet and also to prevent them from becoming aggressive.

How To Use Dog Training Treats The Right Way

The first thing you need to understand about the basic dog training method is that they are often used as a form of reward for good behaviour. This is because most dog owners have a hard time convincing their dogs to follow simple commands and to stop barking. It is generally said that a dog should be rewarded when it behaves well and the right way to do this is to offer a dog training treat as part of their training regime.

However, there is more to using dog training treats than just rewarding good behaviour with the treat. Although you may think this sounds good, most people tend to use them as a quick fix for training problems, which in reality is a waste of time. It is important to remember that they are a training tool and not an absolute ‘get out of trouble free’ card for your pet. They should never be used to punish or force obedience on your pet.

When choosing a dog training treat it is important that you use something that will actually be useful in your training sessions, such as a rawhide bone for example, which is an important part of some basic training techniques. You should also try to use a dog training treat which will help reinforce the commands that you are teaching them – for example, if you are teaching your dog to sit down then using a treat to sit will actually help your pet sit.

The most important thing about dog training treats is that you should never force your dog to do anything that they don’t want to do. If your dog does refuse to follow your commands then you need to be sure that you are dealing with your dog in a humane manner – otherwise you could be putting them at risk of harming them by shouting or hitting them.

By following this simple guide you will be able to learn the correct way to use dog training treats correctly and will be able to create an effective training programme which will help improve the way in which your dog behaves around other people. This is important for both you and your pet to enjoy a happier and more relaxed relationship with each other.


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About James

James grew up on a farm in Illinois, spending his days training homing pigeons and playing with the other animals. James started his dog training journey when he was in college. He also spent all of her spare time reading about animal behavior. After graduating from Colorado College with a degree in biology James continued training dogs part-time while he worked for a conservation advocacy nonprofit. Around that time, he joined the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. James later got a job at Denver Dumb Friends League, the fourth-largest animal shelter in the U.S. There, he helped assess, train, and adopt out thousands of dogs of all shapes and sizes. James met Oscar, his border collie, during his time at the shelter. They've been fast friends ever since. He and Oscar dabble in the sports of obedience, herding, agility, scentwork, canicross, and skijoring. They're never far apart!