Stay in. Stay P.L.A.Y.ful. Keep your furry furiend happy indoors with FREE SHIPPING! See restrictions

National Train Your Dog Month Training Tip #9: Watch Your Tone

By Play Admin on Jan 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm

National Train Your Dog Month Training Tip #9: Watch Your Tone. When training, it's important to differentiate your tone when you command, correct, or praise.

Dogs usually first respond to your tone. Even if he has a solid understanding of commands and corrections, see how your pup responds if you say "No" in a loving and exhuberant way. On the other side of the coin, see how he responds when you praise him in a lower and firm voice. Matching your tone to commands, corrections, and praise will help your dog avoid confusion.

"Grrr... what are you trying to say here?"

  • Commands should be given in a firm and assertive (and often lower) tone. Many people have troubles with this because they tend to ask their dog versus command their dog. Remember, it's important to be keep your commands short and simple. Don't drag out your words. For example, don't ask your dog to "ssiiiiit?" simply tell him "Sit."
  • Corrections should be more stern - usually a deeper tone. (Similar to commands, don't drag your words out.)
  • Praise should be given to your dog in a warm and friendly manner. Depending on what your dog did, sometimes it's even exhuberant and excited.
Posted in Training Tips by Play Admin on Jan 15, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Post a Comment

Luxury Designed

For Pets, People & Planet

You want to pamper your pooch and update your decor at the same time, and with P.L.A.Y. luxury dog bed products, you can do just that. These fashionably unique and durable dog beds do so much more than provide a place for your dog to rest its head. Designed to fit any stylish home, these dog beds are a treat for both you and your furry friends.

Made with the environment in mind, these designer dog beds have removable covers and cushions that are machine washable, durable, eco-friendly and completely swoon-worthy. With exclusively designed graphics created by artists in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles and certified safe polyfiber stuffing made from recycled plastic bottles, we deliver a look and feel that will leave tails wagging and wallets intact.

Read More

We've been featured in...

View More Media Coverage