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Dog Obedience Training: Tips From Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan

By    |   Monday, 12 Jan 2015 02:37 PM

Celebrated dog expert Cesar Millan offers valuable tips for dog obedience training to help develop a wonderful relationship between pet owners and their pets. Millan, host of the popular "Dog Whisperer" and "Cesar 911" programs, has decades of experience in dog care and rehabilitation.

Millan says one important aspect in training your dog is being calm while assertive. This helps in communicating the things you want your dog to do and follow.

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A dog doesn’t necessarily understand what you are saying if you yell at it, but it senses fear from the tone and stress in your voice. The result is nothing gets accomplished. The dog doesn’t learn anything and may even become frightened instead of learning.

Millan points out that using your imagination is one way to exhibit calmness and assertiveness in dog obedience training. Imagine how a mentor, a parental figure, or someone you admire would teach. Think of the people who have helped you learn. You can imagine you are the figure when teaching your dog in a calm, effective manner.

Another good way to gain trust is to get down to the dog’s level, Millan explains. Kneel down next to your dog instead of staring at him face to face. This gives the dog his own space while you can also communicate with the dog. Whenever possible, let the dog come to you, which further establishes trust. There are times you want your dog’s attention when teaching, but the dog also has times for his own interests. Try to schedule training sessions at regular times.

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Another good way of establishing a relationship with your dog is through dog walking. Walk in front of or next to your dog so it shows you are the pack leader. Be the first one out of the house and into the house when walking your dog.

Use a short leash when walking so you have more control. Give yourself enough time for dog walks. Be calm when you return home from a walk and let your dog wait patiently as you put away the leash and other things.

You can reward your dog after a walk with his regular meal or a snack. This allows the dog to feel like he is working for his food during dog obedience training.

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