Most people contend that dogs are created to obey their masters. That is why they are considered a man’s best friend. However, obedience is not an innate quality in dogs. That is why it is important to teach them how to obey commands in order for them to know in what manner they should behave.
In reality, obedience training is created to impose control over dogs. These canine friends should know who the master is and who the follower is.
However, the concept of training dogs how to obey may vary on styles, equipment being used, or the principles being implemented. Nevertheless, all of these things are focused on making dogs obey their masters.
The question is: How do trainers or these concepts make the dogs obey their masters? What is the reason that lies beneath the idea considering the fact that dogs are not humans who can logically understand why they have to obey?
What people don’t know is that there are only two keys in order to make their dogs obey them: consistency and compassion.
Consistency is extremely important in every training program. This is because as mentioned earlier, dogs are not logical thinkers. This means that they don’t know, and they don’t understand why they have to obey or what does their master wants from them. That is why it is important to let them know the things they should do and the things they shouldn’t do.
In this way, people should be consistent in distinguishing the things that should be done and those that are not appreciated.
On the other hand, compassion is needed in teaching dogs to obey because they are not like humans who will immediately understand what is wrong or right. This means that people should be a little more patient when teaching dogs to obey in order for them to gain the dog’s trust.
There are instances wherein trainers get impatient after repeating one command several times. In the end, they tend to hurt the dog. In turn, the dog gets hurt and may no longer trust his trainer.
The bottom line is that dogs are not humans, and they don’t behave like humans. That is why training them to obey needs more time, more patience, and more understanding from people who know better.