YOU CAN MAKE HIM HEEL, SIT, LIE DOWN, JUMP A WALL, CLIMB A LADDER, PROTECT YOUR PERSON By a Noted Dog Trainer.
In training a dog to walk at heel, use the left hand as a guide while working the leash with the right. This keeps the dog from becoming hand-shy. At right, teaching him to sit down on command reward. A generous allowance of meat or dog biscuit at the end of each lesson or after the successful performance of a stunt will go a long way toward assuring success. Circus dogs, for instance, are liberally rewarded while being trained, but are not paid during an exhibition.
IT's easy to teach your dog a few simple I tricks, if you go about it in the right way. | He'll get just as much fun out of it all as you will. Furthermore, an educated dog does everything more intelligently, and his cash value is much higher.
Don't begin on a puppy when he's too young. Let him live his own life for a while -for at least several months, until he's gotten a few of his wild puppy ideas out of his head.
And be prepared to spend a little time on the project. Some dogs will respond to a simple trick after they have been instructed properly as few as a dozen times; others require much more teaching. The essential thing on your part is to be patient.
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Patience and reward will be your best bets; the dog owner who is teaching his solitary pooch a few choice stunts will find no need for a whip and probably will get along better without it.