Training a new dog can be a stressful endeavor. However, it is important to train your dog to obey, for the sake of ensuring safety for your dog, for your home and possessions and for people around you. You must use positive training techniques; it’s best for you and your pup. Two important canine training concepts are patience and consistency. Set aside time each day to spend training your pet, usually 20 to 30 minutes in length is best, because that is the amount of time that they are most receptive. The more you push them, the more frustrated they’ll become.
You need to establish predictable feeding practices with any dog. Training your dog to expect that when fed, once or twice a day, you will be removing the food bowl in 10-15 minutes, will lay down a feeding schedule that your dog will adhere to. This will set a quality schedule for your dog so that they are ready for all meals.
It is dangerous to put more than one dog together in a close space. The chain from one dog could wrap around the second and the dogs could get hurt trying to get free. A larger dog could cause a tangle so bad that the smaller dog could be choked by the leash.
It is very easy to teach a pooch to roll over as long as you have some tasty treats on hand. Start by getting the dog to lay down. Then, use the treat to draw his head from one side to the other. They’ll follow your treat with their nose which will cause them to roll over. Upon seeing him roll over, issue the command. You can then repeat the command to the point where he rolls over without the added incentive of a treat. It will probably take multiple attempts, but you will be the talk of the town when the trick is learned.
When training your dogs, always use the same tone of voice and volume level when you give a command. Your tone conveys seriousness to the dog and the fact that they must obey you. Additionally, it distances discipline commands from normal commands.
When house training your dog, be sure your dog has a predictable feeding and elimination routine. This will help you know when you have to take your dog outside, before he ruins your carpet. This helps your puppy learn to “hold it” for a bit, until he knows it’s time to go out and will help save you money on carpet cleaning.
If you use the tips found here you will see that you will not be so overwhelmed. This will help make your home, your pet and other people around you much safer. Using methods like those given in the above article, it will be easier to be safer and more patient when training your dog.