You dreamed of bringing home Lassie, but you may have a dog that acts more like Cujo! There is hope! You can train aggressive or naughty behaviors out of your dog.
Always ensure your dog is getting enough exercise. Dogs are easily bored. Dogs with no enthusiasm will be harder to train than active dogs. You will find that your dog will pay more attention to you when it is exercised and happy. Walk or run your dog frequently.
Keep your dogs tied at a safe distance from each other. Their chains could get tangled up and as they struggle to get free; there is a good chance the dogs can get injured. If two dogs’ chains become entangled, it is possible that one or both dogs could experience difficulty breathing or even strangulation.
Understand that during training, what your dog eats will go out of their system. To keep your puppies toiletry habits regular, feed him a high quality food 2-3 times a day at the same time each day. This will get your dog into a solid routine for bathroom breaks.
Crate training requires crates of the correct size. You should keep in mind that your dog will get bigger. You want a crate that will suit your dog right through to adulthood. Your dog should be able to easily turn around and sleep without being overly crowded.
Do not spend too much time in any one training session with your dog. By spending too long on any single thing, your dog will likely become very bored and antsy. Keep the lessons down to about 10 minutes or so.
Stick with positive reinforcement when it comes to canine training. Remember to show your dog positive attention when they do something good as often as you can. Never shout towards your dog, nor ever hit or physically strike him. Not only does it not work, it encourages the belief by the dog that you have no idea what is going on. You should talk to them in a stern voice but always be nice to them if they do a good thing.
Try to keep accidents at a minimum when toilet training your dog. Learn the signs that your dog needs to use the restroom. It’s common for them to snuffle, wise and pace when they have to go. If you see any of these signs, get him outdoors! Immediately take your dog outside to the official restroom spot. Praise him for a job well done. The dog will eventually give you a sign when he needs to go out.
If your dog likes to bark you need to be aware of why they are doing so. It may be a noise, or seeing other animals or people. Your dog will eventually come to realize that barking is unnecessary in reaction to these triggers.
Many owners are surprised by how basic puppy training can be added to their life and just how fast they can see results. If your dog is getting on your nerves, it’s time to put the above tips to use.