Training a dog is a wonderful thing to do for both of you. Training a dog is a long process that will require you to learn a lot about canine behavior. Check out these great dog training tips.
When you verbally correct your dog, do it quickly and concisely. There’s no point in ranting at your dog. Just say “no” and show them what to do instead. Pitch your voice in such a way that your dog will recognize your vocalizations as commands.
Consistency is really the secret to crate training puppies. As soon as the puppy is out of the crate, let them have an opportunity to go outside and relieve themselves. Eventually, the puppy will learn to wait to pee until given the opportunity.
Never chain two dogs too close to each other. The dogs chains could get tangled up and cause harm to the dogs as they struggle to get free. Particularly in the case of a large dog and a small dog, the animals may get so tangled that the smaller dog has his airway cut off and dies.
Think of a word you can use as a command during training. “Yes” works very well when said the same way time and time again.
Use a phrase on your puppy to house train him. Each time you let your dog out to relieve himself, use a phrase such as “go potty” so that he associates going outside with going to the bathroom.
Limit the duration of training sessions. If you spend a lot of time on only one thing, your dog can get bored and frustrated. Try to limit initial training sessions to 10 minutes or less.
Training needs to continue during the dog’s life. Even though your dog is an adult, it must keep learning. If you always train your dog they will stay obedient and you will not encourage any new bad habits.
Consistently train your dog. Everyone that works with your dog should use the same commands, as well as the same techniques. Your dog will learn better if the commands are ones he is familiar with.
Take note of the tone of your voice as you discipline your pet. Dogs tend to be well in tune with how their trainers are feeling. A firm but stern tone should be enough to reinforce discipline.
With any luck, this advice will increase the pleasure your dog brings to you and your loved ones. Having a well-trained, obedient dog eases stress. If you decide to train your dog on your own, or instead hire a professional, having a trained, obedient dog will allow you to fully enjoy the companionship of your animal.