Dogs of all sizes generally have the same mindset. If you learn how to train one breed of dog, you will have no problem transferring those skills to a different breed. Luckily, if a person does not yet understand this particular state of mind, they can read the tips below and learn the ropes.
Have a good reward system when training your dog. You should immediately reward your dog when they follow your command. If you do not give the treat right away, your dog is not going to understand why you are rewarding it.
Timing is everything in canine training, and you need to make sure you don’t overdo it. Start with a short session and gradually add more time to it. See where your dog starts not paying attention to the training session.
Don’t allow your dog to jump on you when you get home. It’s great to play freely with your dog, but when you enter a room, you should not be bombarded. When you enter the room, ignore excessive agitation on your dog’s part. By ignoring the behavior, you will extinguish it.
A dog needs a healthy diet as much as a dog owner does. A poor diet can negatively affect them in various ways. It can make your dog behave badly and is not good for their health. Simply improving their diet may have a bigger impact on how they respond to training.
It’s important to avoid inadvertently encouraging inappropriate behavior if you want your dog to learn. This means that you should never reward your dog, with treats or attention, for doing something you’re trying to train it out of. This includes things like petting them when they jump on you at the door.
Right at the moment they do the behavior you are trying to reinforce, give the verbal command of approval. “Yes” is the perfect word to show dogs approval before giving a treat.
Training a dog is a lot easier if the trainer can work from a solid understanding of canine behavior. If you know this, you can train your dog more effectively. Once someone knows a bit more about dogs, training becomes easier and more likely to work.