Many people would like to train their own dogs but think it is too hard. This stems from a lack of information on dog training. How much you know will affect how well you train your dog. In this article, we will present a number of tried-and-true puppy training methods.
Begin your training regimen with an easy task for your dog. Smaller, more easily learned behaviors are more likely to produce timely successes and a solid foundation for future training efforts. You’ll have better results this way.
Your daily schedule should consist of regular potty breaks, regular training sessions and an hour of good exercise. Ensuring your dog gets thorough exercise will cause your training sessions to be much more effective, which will encourage your dog to behave better. A dog is happy when it gets it exercise and a happy dog follows orders.
Dogs need to understand exactly what your “no” means. Find some positive ways to enforce training when you train your dog. Simply saying “no” is not enough to help dogs understand how they should behave. Because no two dogs are the same, the training you use should work with their needs.
Over-training your puppy will expose it to too much at once, rendering the training less effective. Puppies have a very limited attention span. When doing training, make them in small short sessions and always make them positive. If you try too hard to train the puppy, he will probably just forget what you have taught him and will see the experience as bad. This will make it more difficult to train the puppy at a later time.
When house training your new puppy, accidents are likely to happen from time to time. Immediately clean up every accident for training purposes. The smell from the feces and urine can stay in the carpet, and cause your pet to want to relieve themselves on that spot more often. Check any local stores or pet shops for products that are specifically designed to remove the urine smell from a carpet.
Using different tones for different training purposes can be a useful tool in training a dog. You should have a different tone for commands, praises and corrections to help teach your dog the appropriate responses for each. Commands should be clearly stated in a firm tone. Corrections and reprimands must be spoken more firmly, while praise should be delivered in a natural tone.
Keep tabs on the number of treats you give to your dog as a reward in order to avoid making him gain weight. A lot of people forget to account for treats given during training when considering a dog’s diet plan.
Rewarding bad behavior ruins the lesson you’re trying to teach them. This makes the dog feel like he holds the control. For instance, do not give treats to the dog when it barks.
Do not give up when you’re training your dog. Frequent reinforcement is the only way to help your pet maintain new behaviors and actions. Keep in mind that training your dog is an on-going process, and just as important as providing him with food and shelter.
What you’ve learned today should help you train your dog more effectively. Begin applying the information from this article to train your dog into a well behaved pet.