You and your pet will enjoy a closer relationship after he is properly trained. Nothing is more joyous than the satisfaction of living with a pet who adores your family and is respectful of household rules and boundaries. Keep reading to build a better pet-owner relationship.
Dogs can concentrate on one thing intensely and you will have to learn to break his attention. If you keep up with his training, your dog will look to you more often for direction rather than looking to the environment.
If you plan to incorporate a crate in puppy training, choose one that corresponds to the size of your dog. Do not forget that all puppies will grow up. Choose a crate that your puppy can grow in, but won’t grow out of. At full size your dog should be able to move around without feeling too constricted.
Patience is definitely a virtue when training your pet. This will make it less likely that you or your dog will become frustrated or upset with the process of training. Keep in mind that dogs do wish to please their owners, but cannot always understand what is desired of them.
Understand that getting your dog to respond during the times that you tell him or her ‘no’ is not helpful. Use positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior. Saying ‘no’ is not a good command, and the dog won’t know how to react. Each situation should be treated individually, and tailored to each dog.
Continue training your dog throughout its life to make sure that its good behavior persists. Your dog isn’t completely trained once he stops being a puppy. If you reinforce good behavior, your dog will be obedient, and he will stop being negative as long as he is being disciplined.
Training has to be consistent. Make sure that others are using similar commands if they are training your dog. The dog will have an easier time learning if he has only one set of commands to learn and if he knows what response each behavior will receive.
Pay strict attention to your body language and tone of voice anytime you are training a pet. Your dog is sensitive to the tone of your voice and can sense your feelings based on it. Using a stern tone will help reinforce discipline if used appropriately.
As you train your dog, have an eye on other dogs when walking yours. You should not assume every dog is friendly; some dogs may be aggressive. If you encounter an antisocial or aggressive animal, make sure your dog stays away from it.
Lots of folks are amazed to learn how easy it can be to train a dog. Small adjustments to our own actions, along with easy methods to use with the dog can produce substantial improvements.