There are many different reasons to train your dog. While certain dogs are trained for hunting or protection, others are just trained for their owner’s convenience. Dog want to please their owners. Their desire to please makes them ideal pets. Use the following tips to get the most out of your training your dog efforts with your pet.
Your dog’s diet plays a huge role in their training and establishing a definitive feeding routine is important. You can set a firm schedule by teaching the dog to anticipate that the food will be removed within 10 to 15 minutes of the start of mealtime. This will ensure he eats it all quickly instead of doddling or grazing all day.
Do your best to keep your dog active through the day. Dogs can get bored quite easily. Bored dogs are difficult to train. When your dog gets regular exercise, he will be much happier and will pay attention more easily. Go for long walks and runs with your dog.
Unless you offer a distraction or stimulus, your dog will probably focus exclusively on a single thing. If you are consistent and use repetition, your dog will start to wait for your signals before focusing on something.
Training is an ongoing process – your dog needs to be constantly reminded of the rules! Often, people feel that they don’t need to continue working with their dog after it has finished training. But dogs can become complacent just like their human counterparts. For this reason, you need to reinforce what your dog has learned in training or better still, teach him a new trick every now and then.
Dog’s deserve more freedom as their training progresses. Your dog will be happy when he gets rewards for his good behavior, such as freedom. Just be cautious not to give too much freedom at once, as this may have a counter effect on your puppy training.
Dogs need routine, so feed your dog at the same time every day. This also helps with training. This will give you the opportunity to understand when your dog needs to go to the bathroom. This schedule also teaches dogs what it means to “hold it”.
Exercise your dog at least an hour everyday in addition to its regular potty breaks outside. When your dog gets adequate exercise, he can be trained more effectively and it can bring out your dog’s good behavior. When your dog is exercised, he is also happy.
Ensure you get your dog’s attention using the same methods. Try to use the dog’s name in the start of the command. You can get their attention by doing this and then use the command. Dogs will respond instantly when their name is called if they know they are going to be rewarded.
In order for your training to be effective, you have to understand that you’ll need to be firm. However, this doesn’t mean you should always yell at your dog, rather try and find a middle-ground that you can work with. This is a good way to establish a good relationship with your puppy.
To ensure that your dog maintains good behavior, you must continue his training throughout his life. Your dog doesn’t stop learning just because it’s no longer a puppy. By continually reinforcing obedient behaviors and disciplining negative behaviors, you will have a dog that behaves appropriately.
Dogs are trained for a variety of reasons. The natural willingness of dogs in general makes most easy to train. By now you should have some great ideas to make training your dog an easy and rewarding experience.