Dogs are very smart creatures; they are good at adapting any situation, human body language, learning sounds, and vocabulary. A dog might not verbally speak but is able to learn the meaning of 150 words of vocabulary and can also act to those words. Your dog can interpret your words along with your body language quite naturally even when you conceal your real feelings. It can also read your face expression and understand the tone of your voice in which you communicate. Along with adapting and understanding your words, expressions, and body language they are prone to take your command effectively.
If you want to train your pet, it requires an effective two-way communication that you can dominate with care and kindness. When it comes to training a family dog you need to take off the will of the pet and not be stubborn towards the training. You need communicate with kindness and make sure they aren’t any strain of dominance coming from your side. Dogs are naturally sensitive creature they are attracted towards care and kindness. In a friendly manner, you can train it to so what you want.
Your relationship with your dog is dependent on communication and communication begins with attention. Just like any other relationship when you are attentive towards the needs, emotions, and reactions of your dog it lays the foundation of your communication with it. A dog is mostly ahead in the way of understanding you and when you begin to pay attention to it the two-way communication is on its way to a strong bond.
Attention comes in many forms, the more you are attentive towards your dog through voice, touch, eye contact, expressions of smile and laughter the strong and more effective the communication is. Sometimes the dog turns out to be stubborn towards his will and doesn’t easily adapt to the training or obeys your call very effectively. In such cases, you need to be patient and try understanding its behavior, analyze its reactions and watch carefully to what he willingly reacts in a friendlier manner. Not all species of dogs are same but overall dogs are not very difficult to train or understand.
In this relationship, you are leading it the training but you need to be able to have an effective body language. Training involves guiding and directing the dog and for that, you need to be confident in what you are training him to do, the traits any effective leader possesses. Dogs can read body postures and hand signals so you need to be very particular about yourself, it will read and submissive posture and hand threats and react as per it. Make sure your posture is abrupt and hands are clean and gestures very clear.
Be more particular of the tone of your voice than your words. Make sure the tone remains constant during command, for a dog varying tone of voice means varying actions. Command with a balance of respect and confidence and keep away the sternness in the voice.