Appropriate puppy training is important in ensuring that your home environment remains peaceful for your dog and for yourself. Give some of the following tips a shot. Keep reading for advice on training your dog.
It is essential to have the correct timing for your training sessions. Begin with a short session training and increase the time daily. Note how far into the training session your dog loses his attention span. That’s the time to quit.
Keep your dog on a healthy diet. It is entirely up to you to provide a good diet for your pet. It not only makes your dog unhealthy but can make him misbehave as well. Simply improving their diet may have a bigger impact on how they respond to training.
Choose a crate that fits your dog properly and use it to crate train them. Remember, puppies grow up. Choose a crate that your puppy can grow in, but won’t grow out of. At full size your dog should be able to move around without feeling too constricted.
Have verbal cues so that your pet will know exactly when they complete a command correctly. It’s faster to tell your dog “yes” than it is to find and give it a treat.
Dog’s deserve more freedom as their training progresses. It is important that you reach a balance between freedom and obedience in order to establish a satisfying relationship. Do not allow them freedom all at once, they might lose what they learned.
If you encounter a dog with whom you are not acquainted, you should do so slowly and with the back of a hand outstretched. This allows the dog to get used to your scent and makes him much more likely to trust you. After he knows you and your scent, it is easier to command him.
Dogs need an hour or more of exercise each day, aside from their potty breaks. If they are well-exercised, then you will have more efficient training. If your dog gets exercise, they will be happier and more eager to learn.
To get your dog to stop barking, train him to obey a command that tell him to stay quiet. Every time he barks, tell them the silent order and then treat him. Then, you are able to reward the dog. This positive reinforcement will help to get your dog to learn.
You have to be consistent with your dog’s training. If you have a large family ensure everyone is involved with the puppy training. Your dog will learn better if the commands are ones he is familiar with.
Accidents are a part of training your puppy to go potty outside. Always clean up accidents right away to help with the training process and keeping the area sanitary. If your carpet begins to smell like urine and feces, your puppy will believe that it is the right place to potty and return to it again and again. Many pet stores or big box stores sell products that help to eliminate the odors from pet accidents.
You can always teach a old dog new tricks. Keep your patience up when implementing these tips. If you do so, you both will be at your happiest.