Most dogs think a lot alike, no matter their size or breed. You should try to think like a dog and you will have no problem with training. Anyone who is not sure how dogs look at the world will get some education from this article.
When you correct your dog verbally, try making those corrections short and straight to the point. Don’t rant on and on about how bad your dog is. Simply tell them no an instead steer them towards what you’d like them to do. When speaking to your dog, use a voice that commands respect.
During the training your dog process, take care not to inadvertently reinforce bad behavior. Thus, you must not reward the dog if it does something you are working to stop. You should not pet your dog when it jumps on you or acknowledge its barking.
When you train your dog, you need to establish control. You have to show your dog that you are in control or he will not obey or respect you. Always walk in front, in the leadership position, letting your dog follow behind.
Avoid costly training tools such as shock collars. They are both expensive and unlikely to work properly. Additionally, the use of devices such as shock collars can break your dog’s spirit and ruin him as an enjoyable family pet. These techniques don’t normally work.
You need to teach your dog to stop when you give them their command. Training must be a positive experience for your dog. Saying ‘no’ doesn’t help your dog understand how he should react to you. Each situation should be treated individually, and tailored to each dog.
When you begin training your puppy, create a bond with him by first teaching him his name. Repeat his name regularly, so he will learn to come to you when he hears it. Usually this simple command “come” and their name, are what they learn first. Spending a lot of time interacting and playing with your puppy is the best way to establish a bond of love and trust. If the puppy trusts you, he will be easier to train later.
Accidents will happen when a puppy is being potty trained. Clean accidents up immediately to assist in your training efforts. If you don’t clean accidents up quickly, your pet may smell the mess and eliminate in the same spot again. There are a number of products available at pet stores that get rid of these odors.
Using a different tone of voice for different purposes is a great teaching tool for training your dog. Praise, corrections, and commands need their own tones to help the dog differentiate between effects and causes with both of your behaviors. Keep your commands short and sharp while corrections should be louder.
Your dog should always be able to identify which behaviors are acceptable and which are not. Your dog needs consistency from all members in a household. One family member breaking the rules for the dog can lead to your dog feeling confused when he is reprimanded. This quickly cancels out any efforts on your part!
When dogs are anxious or bored, they often engage in inappropriate chewing. Keeping your pup in a crate or other doggy-proofed space and providing appropriate chew toys will keep him occupied until you arrive home.
Therefore, understanding how a dog’s mind works is the most important step for training it. The most effective training is through understanding this mindset. Make sure to tailor the training to a dog’s specific personality.