You may have thought you were going to be bringing a nice calm dog to your house, though in reality your dog is more like a wild, hyper animal! Fortunately for you, it only takes a little fundamental training to shape up your dog’s behavior in the near future.
Try to view things from your dog’s perspective. A lot of owners get frustrated when their dog is not understanding a basic command. Don’t give up- think like your dog! This can help you come up with new ideas on how to accomplish your training objectives.
Create a calm environment whenever you enter the room the dog is in. Play time needs to be a distinctive time you initiate. To help your dog learn this behavior, ignore him when you enter the room. after you have been in there a few minutes, acknowledge him.
Dogs tend to concentrate on one thing to the exclusion of everything else unless that concentration is interrupted. With frequent practice, your dog will begin to focus on you and the signals you are giving him instead of other distractions.
Don’t waste your money on expensive training products, such as shock collars. They often do not function well as they say they do and are a lot more expensive as opposed to conventional methods of training. They aren’t engaging in positive reinforcement either. In short, using techniques like this could have negative effects.
Keep your voice firm and level when delivering commands to your dog. This tone tells the dog that you mean business and that they need to obey. They will also know when you are being positive.
Approach an unknown dog slowly and let him smell your outstretched hand. This will give the dog time learn your scent and possibly trust you. After your dog gets your scent, it will no longer fear you and will follow commands better.
To improve the efficiency of your training routine, make sure your dog eats and poops at around the same time every day. This gives you important forehand knowledge to prevent accidents and your dog an association of cause and effect to follow. Having a regular schedule will help your dog know that a potty break will be coming, and he will hold learn to hold his bathroom urges until that time.
Many dog owners are surprised by the ease with which training your dog can be integrated into their schedules. They are further amazed when they begin
to see great results in no time at all. If your dog is testing your patience a bit, try using a few of these tips.