Dog Training Technique To Get Your Dog To Go To His Bed
Clicker training is revolutionary. It is so simple yet a kind and useful tool for positive beefing up dog training. The clicker is used to pin down a behaviour and let the dog know the behaviour is getting ready to be rewarded with a treat. For the clicker to have the specified effect your dog must firstly be conditioned to expect a treat when he hears the click. This exercise is called tuning in to the clicker and happens over several short sessions where the click is followed right away by a treat.
To teach your dog to “go to bed” with the clicker is useful and great fun. When he's tuned in to the sound you can simply wait for him to go there on his very own and then click, then add the cue dog training command “go to bed”. This will work eventually and your dog will soon associate the command with both the click and reward.
If you would like to add more training to the session or need a touch more help getting your dog to go to bed you can encourage him by putting a treat into the bed. Start by standing quite close to the bed. You can hold your dog’s collar while you do this so he will watch what you are doing.
Then sending your dog to get the food reward then clicking as he climbs onto the bed before providing a second treat, whilst he stands on the bed should speed things up a little.
You can then move the bed farther away so that the dog walks away from you to get onto the bed and retrieve the treat. Add the click in the same way. Then simply pretend to put the first treat down on the bed so that the click provides the only treat that's available
The training process you have learned in this article may take a few dog training sessions. For more in-depth information on positive dog training and this effective way to train your dog and other dog training commands visit The Dog Trick Academy.