With so many folks marketing in the industry of professional dog training today, deciding who’s actually able to train your Shiba Inu can be overwhelming. What to look for when picking a professional to help you with training your Shiba Inu:
How to Find a Trainer For Your Shiba Inu: Six Things to Look For
- 1) A respected reputation, ask around and get suggestions from your vet, other Shiba Inu owners, or local kennel clubs.
- 2) Experience. – Inquire about their background, i.e. number of years experience.
- 3) A genuine love of and devotion to Shiba Inus.
- 4) Extensive and up to date knowledge. Dedicated trainers keep themselves updated by attending dog training and animal behavior courses, conferences, seminars and workshops.
- 5) Their training methodology and handling skills. A good trainers first concern should be the Shiba Inu’s well being.
- 6) Memberships with reputable associations, organizations and training clubs.
Basic Shiba Inu Obedience Tips
Training has to be a positive and enjoyable situation for both you and your Shiba Inu. If you are not in the right mood for training, do not even begin. Always treat your Shiba Inu for listening to your orders to the letter! A prize is anything that your Shiba Inu desires and is happy to work for. Food is the usual reward but different treats could be verbal commendation and playthings. Multiple brief sessions are usually better than a long one. Training shouldn’t involve any degrading comments or consequences. There should be no yelling, no smacking or hitting, no leash jerking on training leashes or collars, and absolutely no electric shocking! Every single training session must be enjoyed and reinforcing with treats for jobs well done.
Training Shiba Inus with head collars
Dragging the lead is one of the few unpleasant tasks of training a new Shiba Inu puppy. Using a head collar for Shiba Inu training has become standard during the last few years. Training with a head collar does have some unique advantages over the usual training collar. Although quite easy to use, it’s vital that head collars are fit properly and your Shiba Inu systematically introduced to the collar. Head collars are generally more simple to use than a typical training collar. Head collars are quite powerful when guiding Shiba Inus in difficult situations.Don’t forget to check out these other articles about Shiba Inus.
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