A dog is like a television remote in the sense that you need to program him. The remote has the capability to work properly, but it needs to be programmed to work with your television. The potential is already within your dog, you just have to use the tips below to bring it out.
When correcting your dog, be concise. There’s no point in ranting at your dog. Just say “no” and show them what to do instead. Let your dog know that if you raise your voice they need to pay attention.
Make certain you’re consistent when you are crate training your young puppy. When you let the puppy out of his crate you must immediately and unfailingly allow him the opportunity to relieve himself. As time passes, your puppy will start to be able to use the restroom at the appropriate times.
Choose the right dog crate size if you wish to utilize the crate effectively to train him. Do not forget that all puppies will grow up. Pick a crate that will be of suitable size for the adult when the puppy matures. Your dog should be able to make itself comfortable in a crate big enough for it to toss and turn.
It is best to train your pet without unintentionally affirming his undesirable behaviors and mistakes. This means you must not reward your dog with attention or treats for doing something you don’t want it to do. For instance, do not pet the dog lovingly if it jumps on you the minute you arrive home if this is something you are attempting to cure.
“Leave It!” should be one of the first commands that a puppy learns. This command instructs them to release an object and walk away. This command teaches them to cease chewing on furniture or items around the house and it keeps them safe from filthy or hazardous items outside.
The first thing you should do when training a puppy is teach him to understand his name. Using his name frequently will teach him to respond when called. Your puppy’s name should be one of its first words learned. Spend plenty of quality time with them, so that they know that they can trust you. If the puppy trusts you, he will be easier to train later.
To get your dog to stop barking, train him to obey a command that tell him to stay quiet. As the dog begins barking, display a treat and then repeat your order until the barking ceases. Then, you can treat them. In time, your dog will learn to be quiet if he wants a treat.
Over-training your puppy will expose it to too much at once, rendering the training less effective. A puppy’s attention span is short and it has a limited amount of energy, so sessions should remain short and positive. If you try too hard to train the puppy, he will probably just forget what you have taught him and will see the experience as bad. This will make it more difficult to train the puppy at a later time.
Praise your dog to reinforce good actions. Simple things like smiles, praise and even tiny treats help to reinforce the desired behaviors. You should not give them a treat or reward if they are not doing something good.
Once you’ve figured out how this is done, then it is only a matter of time in which you will be able to teach your dog these tricks. The training process can be instructional and gratifying for both the dog and its owner.