Train Your Groenendael: Five Simple Steps

Posted by on Dec 8, 2011 in Dogs, Groenendael, Pets | 0 comments

Five Tips to Train Your GroenendaelTraining Groenendaels is very simple. All that’s required is patience, dedication and a few simple tactics and you’ll train them successfully.

Below we share five Great Tips for how to break in the Groenendael with good results:

1. In order to prevent your Groenendael from becoming unsure and in order that they will be able to learn to recognize commands readily just a single person should be responsible for training your Groenendael in the beginning. When too many individuals are trying to train the Groenendael simultaneously this will halt progress.

2. You must always utilize positive feedback. When your Groenendael obeys, you must praise it so he can know that what he did was welcomed. If the Groenendael will not understand and follow your commands, never punish him. Groenendaels aren’t as smart as humans, they make mistakes. What you need to accept is that they won’t readily comprehend your instructions in the first teaching, it requires repetition to train your Groenendael successfully. Do not punish a Groenendael as he could develop nervousness which will probaby affect his learning and willingness to be taught. Trainers should give them snacks in order to praise your Groenendael, although you shouldn’t overuse it.

3. Teach lessons one at a time. Make sure to train him on one skill after another. In the event he can’t remember it, try to remain on that command only because adding new commands will most likely just confuse the Groenendael. Stick to the basics.

4. While giving orders, you should keep your inflection cheerful so your Groenendael will willingly obey the orders. Groenendaels respond to a quiet and confident tone. If you ever scream, he may get annoyed and afraid.

5. Train the Groenendael in different locations. When you keep the Groenendael in just 1 particular environment like your home, he will not have the ability to adapt to a new space with new people. Take him to your dog park or through the neighborhood. This will help your Groenendael get acquainted with more breeds and people.

Training A Groenendael: Conclusion

Training your Groenendael will often be hard, but it’ll be worth it. The bottom line is, you’ll be the beneficiary when your Groenendael is trained. Who knows, he could even rescue you one day and pay back everything you taught him.

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