Each animal can be trained by an expert, no matter if he is a domestic or a wild one.
Dog are the most trained animals, but horses are almost on the same place.
Dressage is a hard thing and you need to be a real professional and animal lover to can do it. Most of the time the owners can’t be the person that train his dog. Why? Because they do not have this talent and without it you can do nothing!
If you can’t train it, you need to go with your dog at a trainer to teach him some actions.
The first one is to make him sit at your command. You need to have in your hand a treat. After that, you need to make him smell it. You need to do some specific movements with your hands in such a way that he will adopt the sitting position. To make him understand that he is sitting, you need to say „Sit” to him exactly in the moment he is in this position. It is a known thing that you need a treat to reward your down, so you need to give him the prize when he is sitting and start to show him some love or affection. Dogs’ response better at affection and reward than authority, so treat your dog with love and he will treat you the same! Of course, he will not learn your commands only after one time try. You need to repeat this action many times and each time you should give him a reward, to learn that he is doing this well. Once he learned, you need to continue to reward him, but not any time he is sitting at your command. But, despite rewarding him you can show him some love. If you treat him with affection you will get the result you want!
The second one is to make him come at you. For example, imagine that you are on the street and you dog start to walk alone during your talk with another person. If you are really in that conversation, you can to not observe when he walks away. In these moments, you really need to make him come back if you only give him that command. For this, you will need a collar and a leash. If you show him some respect and love, he will give to you the same thing! The best option is to show him that you two are at the same level and in the same time you must tell him to come at you. When you say to him to come, you have to pull the leash in a gentle way. In this way you show him what coming means. Of course, you need to repeat this action many times. Your dog can learn very hard, so you need to be patient. If you aren’t a patient person, our advice is to go with him at an expert.
The next important command is “stay”. The easiest way to make him listen to you is to associate words with gestures. So, the best way to make him listen to you is to open your palm and say “stay” in the same time. You can test if he stays, if you say to him to stay and after that you take some steps back. Do not forget that you need to have a lot of patience because any times you need a lot of time to make him listen to you. Also, do not forget to give him a reward and show him some affection. After days of training, you can try to see if he is listening to you. But, for such a short time you need to work with him many times a day and you need to not bore him with the same thing, so alternate all you want to teach him.
Another think that can be taught by you is to leave his preoccupation and come with you. For this, you also need some treats. You need two of them in both hands and you have to make him leave the treats. You need two different rewards. You need one you know he likes very much and one he didn’t like too much. After you let your dog see and play with them two, you need to put on the ground the one he likes less and let him analyze the second one.
If you show to your dog that you love him, he will love you back and he will respect and listen to you. But, first you need to establish a connection with your dog. No matter what race your dog is, the training is almost the same for any one of them. The difference is only between how you need to feed them and how much effort they need to do.
Dressage is only for talented persons that love animals more than themselves.
Why is important to train your dog?
You need to train your dog because if you want to have a good relationship with your dog, he must be trained. You can’t go out with him and be a real mess for the people that walk on the street. You can suffer too if you do not train your dog. Imagine that you walk with your dog and all at once your dog starts to be stirred and suddenly pull you with a great force because he sees something that attracts him. If you train him, you will say him to stay and he will stay. You will say him to leave it and he will leave it and so on. We are sure that you do not want to be in such a bad situation, so train him!