How to Train a Rhodesian Ridgeback in 5 Simple Steps

Posted by on Feb 28, 2008 in Dogs, Pets, Rhodesian Ridgeback | Comments Off on How to Train a Rhodesian Ridgeback in 5 Simple Steps

Five Tips to Train Your Rhodesian RidgebackTraining Rhodesian Ridgebacks is very simple. All that’s required is patience, dedication as well as five simple tactics and you’ll train them successfully.

Below are five Top Techniques on how you can break in your Rhodesian Ridgeback successfully:

1. In order to avoid the Rhodesian Ridgeback from getting disoriented and so that they can learn to understand orders quickly just one individual should train your Rhodesian Ridgeback starting out. When too many people attempt to train the Rhodesian Ridgeback simultaneously this will stop progress.




2. You must utilize positive feedback and reinforcements. If a Rhodesian Ridgeback follows commands, one might praise the act so that he will know that what he did was correct. If your Rhodesian Ridgeback won’t follow commands, never harass him. Rhodesian Ridgebacks are not as intelligent as us, they make mistakes. What you need to understand is that the Rhodesian Ridgeback might not readily follow all your instructions in only 1 session, it takes repeated actions to break in a Rhodesian Ridgeback . Do not punish your Rhodesian Ridgeback because he could begin to develop skittishness which might hinder his learning and willingness to be taught. You should use treats or food to reward the Rhodesian Ridgeback, although you don’t want to take it too far.

3. Teach instructions 1 at a time. Try to train him on one instruction after another. If he cannot retain it, just stay on that order only because trying other instructions will probablly just confuse the Rhodesian Ridgeback. Stick to the fundamentals.

4. While giving lessons, just keep your voice cheerful so the Rhodesian Ridgeback will cheerfully obey the commands. Rhodesian Ridgebacks will respond to a quiet and coaxing tone. When you scream, he might get agitated and fearful.

5. Train a Rhodesian Ridgeback in different locales. When you keep your Rhodesian Ridgeback in 1 particular space like your home, he will not be able to adjust to a different location with new individuals. Take him to your dog park or around your neighborhood. This can help your Rhodesian Ridgeback get used to different people and breeds.

Training Your Rhodesian Ridgeback: Conclusion

Teaching a Rhodesian Ridgeback will often be difficult, however it will always be worth it. In the end, you’ll be the lucky one when your Rhodesian Ridgeback is taught. Who knows, he may even save your life in the future and pay back everything you taught him.

Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Rhodesian Ridgebacks

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