Dogs, like humans, can learn to read body language and facial expressions, and although they can’t speak words the way we do, they can learn to recognize simple commands. What dog trainers get that most dog owners don’t is respect. It’s the one thing every owner wants from his or her rambunctious Scottish Terrier but may not always understand how to obtain. Training your dog involve techniques that assert your authority, demonstrates who’s truly in charge. Contrary to what you’ve probably believe, dogs who learn to be obedient fell more secure in an environment with you as the established leader.
Imagine your Scottish Terrier outside, when it starts to rain. The cage than many associate with cruelty and neglect becomes it’s only means of shelter. One thing owners often forget is that dogs are animals, once existing in the wild, and behaviors often imitate those of living in packs. For starters, a cage should be regarded as a den or a sleeping area, a place to which the willingly retreat. Of course, the best time to start, like any other training, is while they are still puppies. An important thing to remember is that dogs may soil your bed or the carpet, but they may instinctively refrain from wetting their own pen, if they’ll have to return there to sleep. The cage should feel inviting and appealing, filled with things your terrier enjoys, like chew toys, blankets, or even treats.
Scottish Terriers need to know that they done something write, and it’s usually a good idea to encourage that behavior. There is no better way than with rewards. Treats and cuddles generally tend to do the trick. When your companion obeys a command, pees in a designated area, try providing a snack or quick rub and a few encouraging words. Remember, dogs can learn to decipher your tone of voice, so be sure to keep your words and demeanor friendly and positive. Proper training is about establishing a routine, connecting desired behaviors with strategic commands, and then reinforcing positive results with rewards. Discipline is tempting, but it’s almost like cheating, trying to force good behavior rather than allowing adequate time for the training to run its course.
Part of the challenge of training your Scottish Terrier is teaching leadership. The tendency, in many cases, is to allow the dog to walk out in front. This process is crucial because, out in the world, any pet will want to be free to roam and interact with the world, which is great; however, you are teaching your dog to be obedient and follow commands, essential to have a view of the owner (you, in this case) as the point of reference. In other words, your dog gains direction from your movement rather than reacting to things in the surrounding environment. This is especially true when other dos around, which is when you might notice those sudden changes in behavior. This is also a good time to work on command, teaching your dog to “sit” and “come” on cue. Praise is important during these training sessions because it rewards when instructions are properly followed.
This is one of the biggest issues for dog owners and often one of the most difficult and frustrating aspects of training. Getting your Scottie to pee outside rather than inside on your carpet. Part of the trick is maintaining a precise routine. Dogs are going to relieve themselves several time in a given day, 10 to 12, to be more exact. For this reason, you’ll want to schedule plenty of walks throughout the day. Ultimately, the desire is to teach that is not okay to view any area of the house as a bathroom. You should always keep your Scottish Terrier outside the task is complete. Otherwise, you may encourage the dog’s habit of waiting until just after you’ve returned home and finding a place to pee.