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The Difference Between Tricks and Training

Trick and Training
The Difference Between Trick and Training

The Difference Between Trick and Training:

You might think that your pup doesn’t need dog training courses. Maybe he or she can already beg, rollover, or play dead. What you have to understand, though, is that those are tricks, not serious trains. Serious dog training involves things like teaching your dog not to jump on or bite guests or teaching your dog to go to the bathroom outside. One of the biggest things that dog training courses can teach is how to recall, though.

What Recall Is:

Recall simply means teaching your dog to come when you call them. The recall is the most valuable command for you and your pet. Why? Well, if your dog gets off the lead or runs out the door accidentally, they could be in a lot of danger. Dog training courses can teach you how to get your dog to turn right around and come back to you immediately. That can save your dog’s life, as well as making it easier to train your dog to do other things.


Another reason that dog training courses can be beneficial is that they can help you to bond with your dog. Training builds trust and friendship that will last a lifetime. So, it’s well worth the effort.


Good dog training courses will also benefit both you and your dog because they will teach you how to socialize your dog. When you socialize your pet, you provide them with mental stimulation, teach them manners and get them to exercise with their K-9 and human friends. Socializing your pet with other dogs and with people also allows you to socialize as well.

Levels of Dog Training:

Another thing that you should understand about Dog Training Courses is that they come in different levels. Just as children go through different grades in school, dogs go through different training course levels. Once your dog masters beginner training techniques, you can move them on to higher course levels.

Training Courses Teach Owners:

One of the other things that make dog training courses so important for you, as an owner, is that they can teach you as much as they can teach your dog. We all love our pets and want to do what’s best for them. Many of us don’t realize, though, that our pets are pets, not children. They don’t understand English. Yes, they can learn a few words here and there over time, but you can’t communicate them the same way you do with people.

Dogs have their own language, their own personalities, and their own likes and dislikes. Rather than having those things as disadvantages in training, though, a good dog training course can turn those into great advantages. When you learn to communicate effectively with your dog, he or she can learn much better from you.

Online Dog Training Courses:

You might think that courses require you to take your dog to a class. If you don’t have the time for that, though, don’t worry. There are many great online courses that you can use to teach your dog. Many of them include books, photographs, and even video clips that can help you train your dog to be a great companion.

Pitbull Training Tips

You can’t expect a Pitbull to figure out what you would like him to do (or don’t want him to do) unless you show him what your expectations are. And your Pitbull won’t be trained properly or be willing to heed your commands unless you use efficient training methods.

Pitbull training can be started at any age, the sooner the better. You can start simple training with your puppy as soon as he or she has settled into his/her new home. Adult Pit Bulls are as well receptive to training,  although several might be less keen or quick to learn than younger Pitbulls.

Done correctly, pitbull training should be fun, both for you and your pet, as well as exercising his brain and reinforcing the good quality relationship between you.

A Well-Trained Pit Bull Is One Who:

  • Doesn’t beg at the table
  • Comes when called
  • Didn’t jump on people
  •  bother the guest
  • Doesn’t pull on the leash
  • Pitbull Training – Positive Rewards:

In order to be valuable and to achieve the finest results, all pitbull training must be based on positive rewards. Positive reward training works for the reason that if you reward your dog with something he wants as soon as he does what you ask, he is far more likely to do it again. Rewards can be anything that your dog or puppy really wants and may well include; food treats, a favourite toy, playing a certain game, or petting. If you are using food treats, you will need to reduce the size of your dog’s regular meals or use his full meal divided up into smaller portions, to prevent your dog from putting on weight. Always combine the giving of a reward with verbal praise such as “Good dog”.

As soon as teaching a brand new command, you will need to reward your dog each time that he does what you ask right. When he has the hang of the command, it is a good idea to switch the way you reward by only giving the reward every now and then, because this will make your dog try harder for his reward. All the time verbally praise your dog, even if he is not being rewarded with a treat.

Why Punishment Doesn’t Work:

Punishment must never be used in training. If you punish your dog, it will just teach him to be scared of you and might eventually teach him to be aggressive. He will mistrust you and your relationship could break down. If your dog is being what you consider to be disobedient or badly behaved the greatest thing to do is to take a ‘time out’. You should completely ignore him (and that includes looking at him) or shut him out of the room for 5-10 minutes. This works because dogs crave attention and being part of the pack and so removing this is something that your dog understands far better than being shouted at or hit.

The Basic Commands:

The six basic commands you will need to teach your Pitbull in order to acquire a decent degree of control are:

  • Look At Me
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Come
  • Heel


All the time Practice While Your Dog is Hungry – We’ll be using treats through our exercises and your dog will do best while he’s hungry.

Practice the training before your dog eats. If you’re concerned that your dog will gain mass, you can even use his dinner as his reward.

  • Use phrases such as “Good Sit” and “Good Down” – Use these “specific” phrases instead of just saying “Good Dog.” He doesn’t know our “vocabulary” and we need to teach him what the commands really mean.
  • Use the word “Off” instead of “Down” – If you don’t you may well be confusing your dog. If you tell your dog “down” when you want him to “lay down” and “down” when your dog “jumps,” then you probably are confusing him. To decrease confusion, use the word “Off” while your dog jumps.
  • Don’t Use “NO” Too Often – Be exact! We use “No” for so many things that your dog possibly will think it’s his name!
  • Use phrases like “No Bark” and “No Bite” to help your dog understand.
  • By no means Punish Your Dog for running from you – This is very crucial and can potentially save your dog’s life.
  • More Time Rewarding Than Punishing – 90% of your training should focus on rewarding good behavior while only 10% must focus on punishing bad behavior.
  • No Harsh Methods – There are many training styles that focus mostly on punishment. This can have long-lasting psychological effects on your dog.
  • Every time Reward Good Behavior – If your dog is behaving correctly, be sure to let him know. Even if you didn’t tell him to be good. You don’t have to save rewards for training sessions.

Pit Bull Training – Exercise 1 – Look At Me

This is the simplest and probably the most crucial exercise. I recommend that you practice this exercise to start with since it helps gain your dog’s attention, which is crucial for proper pitbull training.

Exercise 2 – Sit

Getting your dog to sit is very crucial and must be practiced in many diverse Situations. Make him sit while someone comes to the door. Your dog sits when He greets you.  he sits when he meets small children. Starting early on can help prevent “jumping problems” and “safely” create your “rank” within the household.

To perform this exercise:

  • Hold a treat or toy in your hand.
  • Place it quickly in front of your dog’s nose.
  • Gradually move the treat a little up and behind your dog, with his head following.
  • His head must go up and his butt down into a sitting position.
  • Say, “Good Sit” and reward.

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