Shar Pei training: Focus on obedience training
It is possible to train the Shar Peis successfully if the trainer is patient and consistent. The dogs are good learners and they are quite intelligent. But the training can be complicated, and hence has to be handled with care. Friends and strangers alike admire a well-behaved dog and the family can feel proud of it.
In the beginning the Shar Pei obedience training takes a long time, because the puppy is learning and experiencing a lot for the first time. Once this initial stage is over, the process speeds up. Nevertheless training sessions should be short, otherwise there can be a lot of frustration for you and the puppy if things don't work out the way you want them.
Using simple commands is one of the methods for training. Commands like sit and play are readily picked up and followed by the puppy in contrast to long commands like sit down here puppy or stay there, don't move.
Rewards and praises are the essence of the Shar Pei obedience training. If the puppy shows good behavior, it should be immediately acknowledged and rewarded. In this way it understands that this behavior should be reproduced in order to please the trainer, which the puppies are generally very eager to do. The rewards motivate them to behave correctly and they automatically get trained to do the right things.
Puppy kindergarten and socialization classes are the places where the Shar Pei obedience training can take place. Here they learn good manners and they also learn that they should not get too excited or distracted when other dogs and people surround them. For older dogs fun training classes could provide them with mental stimulation. Six months is the ideal age to start Shar Pei obedience training classes, but they can be sent there even earlier.
Let us look at the different types of Shar Pei obedience training. There is the traditional type of training and the motivation based training. The traditional training has a roundabout approach and warns the dog about all the things that it is not supposed to do. On the other hand, the motivation-based training has a different focus. It develops the relationship between the dog and its owner and even the dog with the family that it lives with. The training is focused on the integration of the dog into the family and making it a part of it.
The most important thing about the obedience class is to have a positive trainer. He should not only train the dog by teaching him the basic obedience exercises, but other basic needs too like canine communication and simple health basics like hygiene and exercise. Of course he should teach the dog good manners and tackle any problem behaviors.
There are various websites as well as an abundance of dog training books that can help you to understand the nuances of Shar Pei obedience raining. "Sit Stay Fetch" and "Dog Training Secrets" are some of the well-known training guides for puppies.