Unless you haven’t yet seen the animals performing on America or Britain has got talent shows or even any pet shows as these animals were trained by their owners without necessarily following any animal training book manuals. Which book anyway teaches a hen to play the piano?
Just like a baby learns new things as he grows up. In this aspect, you could teach your pet anything you find it will need to learn and most of all for your own benefit
The most common house pets are dogs and cats which usually have training manuals but if you want your pet to keep doing something sub-consciously you have to train it.
For instance, you don’t want your dog to pop everywhere, then you have to potty train it. It’s in the same aspect that actually dogs learn to listen to human language and commands.
If your pet isn’t responding to the training then I would say you are doing it wrong or the animal has a problem but mainly the problem is you because learning in animals in a natural aspect
Considering the fact you are doing this your own way and not using a pet book of dog or cat training then u have to come up with your own plan.
I haven’t yet seen any teaching bout training a pet frog, pet lizard or rat yet and that’s why all animals were generalized, who knows if you own a tiger or an owl in the back yard anyway?
Going through this process would also be useful in naturing pet animals for kindergarten because you will need something small, not a dog or a cat that will go on the kids’ desks. though this would also work well as a cat lesson plan too
You will also come up with the skills, commands, or tricks you want your pet to learn, just think of any realistic skills you want it to learn
These training steps are based on the classical conditioning learning procedure
How to Train any Pet on your own
- Start training your pet while young
Yes, you’re not going to teach an old dog new tricks. As an animal grows up they get accustomed to a certain activity and it would be hard to make it abandon that habit for a new one, unlike a young animal that is willing to learn with lots of curiosity and completely ignorant.
As young as possible would be the best age to train any animal which would make basic obedience easy when started early
- Do it as a routine activity over a period of time
If you want to teach it its feeding time you have to always do it at a particular time using a particular room and bowl.
It will learn that that is its bowl and it contains its food and it can find it in a particular place.
Even making particular sounds or actions towards or during an activity will also teach it the desired lesson by responding to commands. This can be applied for any skill you want it to learn
If you don’t want it to cram a place or time then make the process random and it won’t get used to having food at a particular time or place and definitely its head will not be programmed like that
- Start one lesson a time
It will not learn everything in a day or week. But will learn based on the routine happening of the activity.
So it’s up to you to decide what lesson you will train it and skip to the next step. It won’t learn all lessons at once you have to choose one skill at a time like choosing between where to eat from, where to urinate where it should sleep.
All these are lessons it should learn and you have to decide which one to start with
- The skill teaching plan
Assuming we want to teach our cat where it’s eating place is and it’s eating container. We will need the bowl, food, and a timing say the same time you are having your own meals would be a little easier;
1. You should teach it its name so that whenever you call it, it comes to you irrespective of what you want it to do, basically should be one of the first pet training lessons
2. When it comes, pass it its food, you should be able to teach it its food, by dipping its head in the food in the bowl or feeding it if it doesn’t eat it.
3. After it learns its food, always put it in a particular bowl it will always learn that what is on that plate is food. if you use a blue bucket to bath it, it will learn that the blue bucket always means bathing.
4. Place the bowl in a particular place say maybe the entrance of the kitchen, behind the door, near the dining table in the corner.,every time it would come in or feel hungry it will know where to find food.
5. You can also do all these steps at once and within a week it’s likely to have learned the procedure if it has a slow learning ability then do that step by step not once
Do as you say
This is the biggest gig in the learning process. Call its name while showing it to come towards you or enticing it with food. it will instinctively pick up the signals that you are calling it.
In the process the next time you call it, it will know what activity matches what voice commands you are telling it. it’s a good way to teach a dog its name
And just like that the next time you call its name in the morning, it will know its breakfast time and know where to pick up its food.
Finally, in the above process, you can see that animals can actually learn and we went through a simple basic process to train a pet a given lesson or call it an activity or skill.
So its time to get a pet, and train it whatever skill you want it to learn just in case you were worried it will urinate in your sofas at least u know it can be trained that too