Don’t sell your dog short; invest the time required for proper training. If you can instill obedience and loyalty in your dog as a puppy, you will have a family friend for life. Read on to learn how to train your dog properly.

The space you share with your pet should be calm and relaxed. Play time is great, but your dog needs to learn to stay calm as his master enters the room. Avoid acknowledging the dog upon your entry, and you can foster the sort of controlled environment necessary to good behavior.

TIP! Always maintain a calm environment as you enter any room your dog occupies. It is nice to calmly play with your dogs, but remember to stay relaxed.

You must begin your relationship with the dog as the boss for any training to be effective. It is important for your dog to know that you are the one who is in control, so that he respects and obeys you. When you walk with your dog, be sure to keep him at heel since you are the leader.

Right at the moment they do the behavior you are trying to reinforce, give the verbal command of approval. “yes” is a great bridge word between the dogs positive accomplishment and the reward they receive.

It is very easy to teach a pooch to roll over as long as you have some tasty treats on hand. Start by commanding the animal to lie down. Next, hold a treat near the floor on one side of his head, slowly bring the treat up and over the dogs head to the other side. They’ll follow your treat with their nose which will cause them to roll over. While rolling, use your vocal command. This may take time, so don’t become frustrated.

TIP! Your dog should be eating the right amount of healthy food. A bad diet can cause your dog many problems.

Dog training is a great use of time for a dog owner. Having a dog that behaves badly could ruin your house, make everyone stressed out and end up with no one wanting the dog there. If you follow the guidelines that you have just read, you can begin to do the right thing and work with your dog.