If you’ve ever owned a dog, you’ve probably known the joys of being woken up with a snuffle, kiss, or the occasional paw to the stomach. While this scenario probably happens sporadically and at times when it’s not wanted or needed (like when you’re trying to sleep in on a Sunday morning) what if we told you your dog can be trained to wake you up on a regular schedule.
Dogs may be man’s best friend, but they can also assist with a variety of household tasks and chores, including that of a four-legged alarm clock. Curious to find out more? Read on for the how’s, why’s, tips and tricks for substituting your annoying morning wakeup call with a smooch from man’s best friend.
I got the dog from a friend. The dog is not trained but he is friendly. How should i train him.
Hello Youssef, Are you specifically wondering about how to train pup to be your alarm clock, or how to train in general. Since you just go the dog and they have no training, I am assuming you mean general training. If you mean alarm clock training, then I would reference the article you commented your question on. For general training I would go back to basics, as if you are training a puppy at this level since pup is friendly. Using primarily lure reward training for teaching basic obedience. Check out these videos of basic obedience being taught - in this case with puppy, but most of the basic obedience will apply in your situation too. Zach George from Training Revolution also has a lot of basic obedience videos you can reference on his youtube channels as well for a dog beginning training. You can find additional articles on how to teach specific commands on www.wagwalking.com/training as well. Puppy Class videos: Week 1, pt 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnhJGU2NO5k Week 1, pt 2: https://www.dogstardaily.com/videos/week-1-part-2-sirius-berkeley-puppy-1 Week 2, pt 1 https://www.dogstardaily.com/videos/week-2-part-1-sirius-berkeley-puppy-1 Week 2, pt 2: https://www.dogstardaily.com/videos/week-2-part-2-home-jasper-sirius-berkeley-puppy-1 Week 3, pt 1: https://www.dogstardaily.com/videos/week-3-part-1-sirius-berkeley-puppy-1 Week 3, pt 2: https://www.dogstardaily.com/videos/week-3-part-2-sirius-berkeley-puppy-1 Week 4, pt 1: https://www.dogstardaily.com/videos/week-4-part-1-sirius-berkeley-puppy-1 Week 4, pt 2: https://www.dogstardaily.com/videos/week-4-part-2-sirius-berkeley-puppy-1 Week 5, pt 1: https://www.dogstardaily.com/videos/week-5-part-1-sirius-berkeley-puppy-1 Week 5, pt 2: https://www.dogstardaily.com/videos/week-5-part-2-sirius-berkeley-puppy-1 Week 6, pt 1: https://www.dogstardaily.com/videos/week-6-part-1-sirius-berkeley-puppy-1 Week 6, pt 2: https://www.dogstardaily.com/videos/week-6-part-2-sirius-berkeley-puppy-1-0 Over the next six months, these commands can also be useful to teach. If you see any signs of aggression as you get to know pup, pause the training and get further guidance and safety measures though. Out - which means leave the area: https://www.petful.com/behaviors/how-to-teach-a-dog-the-out-command/ Leave It method: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-shih-tzu-puppy-to-not-bite Quiet method: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-shih-tzu-puppy-to-not-bark Place command: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O75dyWITP1s Down-Stay: https://www.thelabradorsite.com/train-your-labrador-to-lie-down-and-stay/ Heel- Turns method: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-poodle-to-heel Come - Reel in method: https://wagwalking.com/training/train-a-whippet-to-recall Off- section on The Off command: https://www.petful.com/behaviors/how-train-dog-stay-off-couch/ Drop It – Exchange method: https://wagwalking.com/training/drop-it Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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i have really bad adhd and anxiety so i am working on training her to be my service dog. the only issue is that she is very protective over me and will bark if she thinks someone might hurt me even if it may be my grandpa. I am trying to break that habit but not to the point to where if I'm getting kidnapped she wont do anything. any advice that would help me would be great
Hello Reagan, Pup may be acting possessive of you, which is a form of resource guarding people from others, like not wanting another person to go near a favorite toy - but instead it's people they are keeping others away from. I highly recommend working with a trainer who specializes in behavior issues like aggression in person for this issue. Look for a trainer who works with a team of trainers, so that there are multiple people to practice the training around who are "strangers" to pup and know how to interact safely with aggressive dogs. This process typically involves things like gently building pup's overall respect, trust, and listening with you to that pup doesn't think they own you and so that their behavior is easier to manage and so that they feel more secure and can defer to your leadership when in situations that make them uncomfortable. It also tends to involve gradually desensitizing pup to people, one at a time, with safety measures like a back tie leash or basket muzzle in place (introduced gradually ahead of time using treats so it's not just associated with the training and stressful), starting with people being further away at first, and working on pup's obedience with you around the people in the background to help pup remain calm and not get overly aroused and fixated on the other person. This can sometimes also involve interrupting pup's aroused state, but that should only be done under the guidance of the trainer and with proper safety measures in place, because with any aggression there is always the risk of the dog redirecting their aggression to whoever is closest when stressed. I wouldn't worry about pup not becoming protective at all. A dog who is well balanced and socialized can tell the difference between a true threat and people you know or strangers acting normally. Right now pup isn't displaying appropriate protectiveness but more possessiveness or suspicion most likely. Some dogs are naturally more protective and that instinct often remains ingrained to an extent. Australian Shepherd are a breed who tend to be naturally a bit protective with their herding tendencies and breeding. Best of luck training, Caitlin Crittenden
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