Dogs are joyful creatures full of love. A puppy is quite a bit of work. Training is a huge part of their care. Apply these ideas consistently, and you can have a perfectly trained dog.
Correcting a dog should be done quickly and concisely. There’s no point in ranting at your dog. Simply say no and direct them to what you want them to do instead. Make sure your voice sounds firm and businesslike.
You need to reward your dog to be successful. Giving your dog treats at the right time and in the right amount is important. A dog quickly forgets his actions, so you must reward him immediately to reinforce his behaviors.
A healthy diet is important to the health and well-being of your dog. The effects a bad diet has on your dog extend further than you might think. Not only is it unhealthy, it can affect the way they behave. A simple improvement to their diet will work wonders in how a dog feels, and make it much easier for them to have a clear mind during training.
Be sure to keep your dog active and engaged a great deal of the time. Don’t let your dog sit around with nothing to do. They won’t get any exercise that way and if they’re too bored, they might sniff around and get into some trouble. A bored dog will try and find something interesting to do, and training is not usually interesting. A dog that is happy, and gets the attention that they crave, will be a better behaved and attentive dog. Go for long walks and runs with your dog.
Never tie two or more dogs in close vicinity to one another. If there chains become entangled with one another it could lead to an injury. If a large dog becomes tangled with a smaller one they could wrap up to the point the airway of the latter is closed off and the dog would die.
Puppy training means consistency. When calling your dog, use their name every time. This gets his attention, then you can follow through with the command. Dogs that are properly trained will respond when their name is said.
During puppy toilet training, it’s important to avoid accidents. Learn to recognize what your dog does when he needs to go out. They may pace, sniff, whine or walk in circles. Do not wait more than a couple of minutes. Get outside right away to the dog’s favorite spot. Good toilet behavior is worthy of praise. Before long, he will be able to ask you to take him out.
Accidents are bound to happen while housebreaking your puppy. Always clean up accidents right away to help with the training process and keeping the area sanitary. You pet will smell the urine and try to urinate there again. Look into different cleaners, especially enzyme cleaners, available at any pet store.
Patience can be hard, but it is necessary with puppy training. Since the dog isn’t human, he can understand what you are saying. Physical gestures and tone are the only ways he will know what you are trying to communicate. Remain calm and take several breaks if you’re getting frustrated often during the training session.
With what you’ve learned, you are now ready to get these tips into play! Be patient when training your dog, and most importantly, ensure your dog is aware of when their behavior is appropriate. You may not see overnight changes, but with time and patience, your dog will be better behaved.