It seems that most people who want to train their dog are confused about the difference between behavior management and puppy training. In fact, some people are even afraid of behavioral dog training because they think it will cause their dog to be aggressive.
Behavior management is a form of training that focuses on the development of positive behavior in dogs. It involves teaching dogs to perform actions in specific situations. This method requires you to work with your dog’s natural instincts.
Puppy training is the first stage of training a puppy and it is used to teach basic commands and basic behaviors. Puppy training is a short-term method that focuses on teaching the dog how to respond to various commands.
What is behavior management and how is it different from dog training
Dog training requires that you train your dog to respond to certain commands. You use the command only in the specific situation where you wish for the dog to perform that behavior. This may be used when you want your dog not to jump on people, or it may be used when you want your dog not to take food off of a table without permission.
When you manage your dog’s behavior, you teach the dog to perform a certain action in a situation and not just during commands. It is very similar to training but it does not involve teaching your dog commands. For example, if I wanted my dog to sit by the door before we go for a walk, I would first train him to do so. After he knows the command “sit”, I would then manage his behavior by having him sit at the door every time we go to go for a walk.
This type of training can be used if you want your dog to act in an appropriate way without always giving commands (sit before going through doorways) or if you want your dog to redirect his attention from something he finds interesting (food on the coffee table) and give that focus to you instead.
What Can You Do at Home to Help Manage Your Dog’s Behavior?
One of the best ways to manage your dog’s behavior is by focusing on positive reinforcement. Positive reinforcement involves the use of treats and praise as a reward for correct actions performed. This can be used with any type of training or management, but it works especially well when you need to redirect focus from one thing onto something else.
Positive reinforcement is difficult for your dog when he is in the presence of something that interests him because you are taking his attention away from what attracts him. If you would like to try positive reinforcement training with your puppy, simply show the treat to the puppy and make sure it gets his attention. As soon as he sees it, move slowly towards where you would like him to go and do not make any sudden movements. As you get closer to the desired location, move slowly and praise your puppy once he arrives at the new spot.
Common mistakes people make when trying to manage their dog’s behavior
One of the most common mistakes people make when trying to practice behavior management is to not give their dog enough time to think about what they are doing. A lot of times, people will yell at their dog for something he did hours ago and the dog has no idea why he is being yelled at. Another common mistake is rewarding good behavior without giving corrective feedback for bad behavior. For example, your puppy may follow you into the kitchen and beg for food at the table. You give him a treat because he is quiet but if you wanted to manage his behavior, you would not let him eat from the table without permission.
If your dog is doing something that you do not like, simply say “no” or “don’t” in a firm voice. Do not repeat the command more than once because you do not want to scare or confuse your dog. You also want to make sure that when you are managing his behavior, you reward good behavior as soon as possible so he does not think that bad behavior has any positive outcomes.
Dog training requires the dog owner to teach their pet certain commands to follow. Dog training only happens at certain times and the dog owner usually has to use a command or give some type of hand motion for the dog to begin their training. Once you train your dog, behaviors can be expected when they are near specific areas or if certain people come around. When you manage your dog’s behavior, different behaviors can be expected in certain areas or when different people arrive.
For example, you may manage your dog’s behavior by allowing them to sit on the couch while you are home but if your parents want to sit down, they have to ask for permission first. You also teach your dog commands during training sessions so that he will learn things like “sit” or “give me your paw”.
How to deal with problem behaviors in dogs ?
For assistance with problem behaviors from your pet, you can visit a behaviorist or a certified animal behaviorists. Behaviorists usually address problem behaviors when people bring in their dogs to be trained. If someone has a dog that is always jumping on them or constantly barks at strangers, they will likely have to enroll in behavior management classes so the trainer can help the owner teach better habits for their pet. These types of training usually focus on positive reinforcement methods, similar to the example above.