Dogs are considered best friends of human beings. However, it is necessary to maintain effective and clear communication between a dog and its owner so that both understand the needs of each other. Pet dogs require proper training to follow etiquette’s on walking with its owners. Here are some tips on how to train your dog.
Step 1: Give gentle commands to distract your pet from people in uniforms, or strangers on bicycles
It is necessary to know the things that would certainly put your pet into an undesired state. Many dogs have certain issues with UPS drivers, people on uniforms etc. Clam down your pet when you see such people, while walking with it. Give it certain stern commands in a gentle voice so that it turns its attention from the stranger on the road.
Step 2: Train your pet to stay off the traffic
Many dogs also get excited by seeing moving cars. Dogs even do not understand traffic rules and are prone to get struck by cars. Stay alert in such situations and keep an eye on the traffic to safeguard the pet from moving cars. Pull the leash lightly and command your dog to stay off the main road, while taking it for a walk through pavements.
Step 3: Behave friendly with strangers in front of your dog, on road
It is also necessary to train dogs to make it understand whether any stranger is friendly or not. Greet people with friendly gestures while walking with your dog, to offer it a signal that the stranger is no threat. Make your pet feel that the stranger does not threaten you.
Step 4: Pull the leash lightly, yet sternly and give cues
Train your dog to respond to light pull of leash. Do not pull it abruptly. Train your dog to respond using lighter tone of sound or cue, while you are on the street. Do not yank at it, as it would make your pet more confused.
Following certain simple methods to keep your dog calm. This would help you to keep it under control and train it proper etiquette faster.