How to Train Your Dog in Three Easy Steps

If you want to know how to train your dog in three easy steps it pretty much boils down to this. Most importantly, you must establish yourself as your dog’s pack leader, second, give your dog daily exercise and take him with you whenever you can so he or she can experience as many different sights, sounds, people and other dogs as often as possible, this will give him a good grounding and help to keep him on an even keel. Thirdly, create a schedule of 10 to 20 minutes a day where you can teach your dog basic obedience commands such as sit, stay and come.

Once you have established yourself as your dog’s pack leader everything else becomes much easier and it is very unlikely you will have any behavioural problems. The good news is that dogs are born to be natural followers so if you show him who is boss he will happily follow. Problems occur when you do not assume the dominant position. If your dog considers himself to be your equal or even superior to you he will not respect you, your house, your belongings or your commands.

Treat your dog like a dog, he will not thank you for treating him like a human. Set consistent rules, boundaries and limitations and make sure you correct him if he steps out of line. Inconsistency only serves to confuse your dog and results in inconsistent obedience. Lots of problems occur when your dog is unsure what he can and cannot do.