Most dogs need some sort of training. Apply this advice to ensure that your dog is well-behaved and happy.
Timing is crucial when you train a dog, so you need to spend an adequate amount of time training them, but not too much. Start with a short session and gradually add more time to it. Try to determine when your dog stops paying attention to you during your sessions.
Stay in control as you reward your dog’s good behavior. When the dog correctly follows your commands, you can certainly give a reward. If you are overly excited, the dog will become that way too. Set a good example by rewarding them calmly.
The more active your dog is, the healthier it will be. Dogs can easily get bored. When a dog is bored, he will be hard to train. When your dog is exercised and is happy, training will be easier. Be sure to go for jogs or walks with your dog regularly.
When attempting to house train your pup, keep in mind that whatever goes in, must go out. Make sure that you feed your dog at least three times per day with good food. This will help you figure out when the best time is to take your dog out and avoid accidents.
Be certain your dog knows that you are the leader of your pack. Put yourself in an authoritative position, so that your dog knows to obey you. When you walk with your dog, be sure to keep him at heel since you are the leader.
Stay away from high end training devices like shock collars. They almost never work as advertised and they are expensive to boot. Also, shock collars and like devices are just not nice things to use. In general, using such techniques produces negative effects.
Positive reinforcement is the preferred training method for dogs. Remember to show your dog positive attention when they do something good as often as you can. Never hit or shout at your dog. This is ineffective and will just convince your dog that you don’t know what you are doing. Stay positive but stand your ground when training your dog.
Even if you’ve got a rowdy dog, keep thinking positively. Most dogs can be trained with a proper technique and a little perseverance. Use these tips to ease training efforts and boost your dog’s results.