Whether your dog again occupies your favorite chair or eats any dirt from the ground. Your dog must learn to understand what “no!” Means.
The starting point
The command “No!” Is given to the dog only if something is forbidden to him. In that sense, this command can not be trained just like “sitting”. You must always wait for a situation in which your four-legged friend does something “forbidden”. This happens quite often with a new dog, especially when practicing the other commands.
Set prohibitions in advance
When you buy a dog, you should already know in advance what your dog is allowed to do and what not. Some owners like it when the little four-legged friends join you on the couch or sleep in the bedroom, others reject it strictly.
Consequence, to avoid confusion
However, in order not to confuse the dog with prohibitions, you must be consistent. If the dog is not allowed in the kitchen, while mother cooks there, but is allowed to re-enter when father rinses off, then the dog does not understand. So you should also agree with the other people in the household about the rules.
Link to other commands
You can already train the command “No!” In connection with the other commands. For example, while teaching your dog “seat” or “seat”. If your student has the command correctly, he is praised. But as soon as he wants to rise again, they say “no!” In a firm voice and then “seat” or “seat” as the case may be. In this way, your dog connects “No!” With something he is not allowed to do and for which there is no treat. In no case should you punish your dog!
In everyday life
Now it is easier for your dog to understand what you are asking for in other situations. As soon as he starts again to occupy your couch or chewing on your slipper again, you give him a clear and clear “No!” To understand that he should stop. Never let yourself be disturbed. But only say “No!” If your four-legged friend is still there, otherwise he can no longer link his action with your command.
Praise for frustration
After your dog has been banned, reinstate an action where you can praise your four-legged friend. For example a “place” or “here”. This will prevent your pet from being reprimanded 20 times in one day and only once praised. This often happens in puppy age to show the little ones their limits. But it should be avoided so that your dog is not frustrated. So watch your student closely. This will give you a sense of how your dog is doing and when to praise him again.
However, if you have difficulty communicating comprehensibly to your dog, which is taboo for him, mistakes in practicing may have crept in. However, this can only be judged by professional help. If your dog reacts differently than described with us, look for a dog trainer, who can give you advice.