Congratulations on being a new dog owner. What happens next? You and your new dog will both be happier if he is well trained. The following tips will teach you everything you need to know to properly train you new pet.
When you are going to be training your dog, it is important that you limit the length of the training sessions. You should not over do it, train in small time increments. Know when your dog does not pay attention when you are training it.
Your dog needs to be active frequently. Almost all dogs have short attention spans. Dogs that are bored are not easy to train. Your dogs will obey more quickly if you keep them well exercised. Regularly take a walk or run with your dog.
When crate training a young puppy you must be consistent. Shortly after you allow your puppy to exit the crate, he must be given the chance to relieve himself in the designated area. As he gets older, he will gain greater control of his bodily functions, making it easier to control himself.
It is best to train your pet without unintentionally affirming his undesirable behaviors and mistakes. Essentially, you must not give your dog something positive, like attention or a treat, when it behaves in a way you want to classify as negative. For instance, if you are trying to train your dog to not jump on you, you shouldn’t be petting them whenever they do so.
Make sure training has an element of fun incorporated into it. Taking some time to have fun with your dog makes your dog like you more, which means fewer problems when training him. While training can be fun, try having play time with your dog every day for a period of time.
Your dog does not need to respond to you saying “no”. Positive reinforcement is the best method for canine training. When you tell your dog “no” during training, he has no idea what you want him to do instead of the behavior you reprimand. Every dog and every situation is different. This means that their training must be tailored accordingly.
To make sure your dog pays attention to you, you should use its name as often as possible. Early in your dog ownership, you should use your dog’s name several times a day, so he starts to understand that you want his attention. Give your dog a relatively short name, preferably one that isn’t likely to be confused with other words.
Both the dog and owner are happier when the dog is well-trained. This article has hopefully laid a foundation for success as you start training your pet.