Training your dog can seem frustrating at times, especially if you are just starting out with a new animal. But, if you apply the tips in this piece, you can learn to build a strong relationship with your dog and get a better understanding of his needs.
Try to view things from your dog’s perspective. Frustration may come quickly if your dog does not pick up your training of basic things quickly. Don’t give up! Think how they think instead. Imagine the world like they do and that can provide you with a fresh perspective on training.
In an effort to alleviate your puppy’s teething pain, give him plenty of chew toys. You also need to try to have other items he might chew on out of his reach. Offer your puppy a variety of acceptable items to chew on. If teething is causing your dog a great of pain, give him a frozen washcloth to chew on and relieve the pain.
You must stay consistent while you are crate training young puppies. Give the puppy consistent opportunities to relieve himself every time you let him out. Over time, the puppy will learn to wait until he is in this location.
Do not tether two dogs close to each other. The leashes or chains can become intertwined, causing harm to one or more of the dogs. If one dog happens to be much larger than the other, the small dog could get tangled to the point that it could choke to death.
During the training your dog process, take care not to inadvertently reinforce bad behavior. Don’t give praise or treats to your dog if it does something wrong. You should not pet your dog when it jumps on you or acknowledge its barking.
It is very easy to teach a pooch to roll over as long as you have some tasty treats on hand. Start by getting the dog to lay down. The next step is to palm the treat and hold your hand beside your dog’s head. Slowly raise the treat over your dog’s head to the opposite side. He should then roll over while following the treat. Say “roll over” as you perform the maneuver. It will probably take multiple attempts, but you will be the talk of the town when the trick is learned.
“No” shouldn’t be a huge part of training. You must find positive methods to reinforce your commands when training a dog. Saying ‘no’ is not a good command, and the dog won’t know how to react. No two animals and trainers are alike, so choose an approach that meets both your needs.
Dogs need to play so always give your dog time to be a dog and to engage in normal canine behaviors. Dogs need to eat well, a spacious run, and lots of toys and interesting things to occupy their time.
Be certain you are giving the right signals when your dog exhibits unacceptable behavior. If your dog does something wrong and you laugh at him or pet him, then he is likely to repeat this bad behavior indefinitely in the future. Sending these mixed signals will undo some of the time that you have already invested in training, making things even harder on you. Even if you are amused by your misbehaving dog, don’t let it show.
Consistency is king when it comes to training your dog. This means remaining consistent with the words for your dog’s commands, your tone of voice, and the provided rewards.
You will have to buy a big bed if you have a big dog. There are big, long dog beds around for larger dogs, or you could look for a mattress taken from a crib. This has a lot of advantages since you can change the cover on it easily and often by simply using fitted crib sheets. Plus, your dog’s new bed will be waterproof!
Be sure to take your dog to the vet annually for vaccinations and a physical exam. Check your dog’s health if you notice him having a hard time with training. You might see that they are must sick or in pain. A change in behavior may be your best clue to an underlying health issue. For example, aggression can be a sign of pain, and sudden regression in-house training can signal a urinary tract infection.
The advice in this article should serve you well as you seek to build a better relationship with your pet. Your life will be enhanced by your newly calm, obedient and appreciative dog. Apply any of these ideas that you can in the near future and witness the results.