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.
Timing is critical during canine training; you need to take the time training, but don’t overdo it. Gradually increase the amount of time you spend training them each session. You will see how long your training sessions should be before you lose your dog’s attention.
Try to walk in your dogs shoes before you criticize them. Sometimes a dog will be a slow learner, and this can be frustrating. Instead of giving up entirely, you might consider trying to put yourself in your dog’s mindset. Imagine the world like they do and that can provide you with a fresh perspective on training.
Your dog should know when calm time is to be had. Play time needs to be a distinctive time you initiate. Avoid acknowledging him as you enter. This helps to maintain a controlled atmosphere.
Make sure that you use control to reward your dog’s good training behavior. If your dog is responding to your commands and is not overly excited, give him a treat. Although you are certainly excited about your dog’s accomplishment, showcasing lots of excitement on your end can cause your dog to become too excited, which causes you to lose control. Remain calm, expect the dog to be calm and provide appropriate rewards.
Multiple repetitions will be necessary for a dog to learn new commands. It will take up to 50 repetitions to learn a new command. Keep trying the same commands until your dog remembers it for good.
It is best to train your pet without unintentionally affirming his undesirable behaviors and mistakes. Essentially, you must not give your dog something positive, like attention or a treat, when it behaves in a way you want to classify as negative. For instance, if your dog does not sit when commanded, do not rub his head affectionately unless he actually sits.
Your dog needs to be up to date on his training. This will help to make them more obedient. Often dog owners will stop enforcing the rules that their dog learned in their training courses. Dogs are much like humans, in the sense that they share the same habitual learning system. For this reason, you need to reinforce what your dog has learned in training or better still, teach him a new trick every now and then.
You will be a better master if you understand your dog. You will also notice how your dog differs from others and adapt his training to correlate with his personality. After understanding more about how different dogs think, the training process becomes much easier.