A well-trained dog is essential in keeping a clean house. Many people are completely unaware of how to give their dogs correct training. This article will remedy that.
You need to establish predictable feeding practices with any dog. Feed your dog twice a day and only leave his food dish out for fifteen minutes. This will help your dog learn his feeding schedule. After some time training the dog this way, it will begin to finish the food before it is time to pick up the bowl.
Be careful not to reward bad behaviors without realizing it. 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. If they jump on you, don’t pet them, for example.
Give your dog a word that tells them they’re doing the right thing. Even a simple monosyllabic spoken ‘yes’ can help the dog to connect the desired behavior with the imminent reward.
Keep training sessions short. Dogs can’t concentrate for long periods of time, so long training sessions are pointless. If you want to train more you should always give yourself and dog a break.
When you toilet train your dog, avoid accidents! Sometimes, your dog will have triggers for when its that time. Pacing, whining and snuffling are common. Don’t hesitate to take your dog out whenever you notice your dog behaving in one of these ways. Quickly leash your pet and lead him to an area where he can relieve himself. Reward the dog for using the bathroom outdoors. With some time, your dog will be able to tell you when he needs to go outside.
Keep your eyes on other dogs as you walk your own. There are irresponsible dog owners and dogs who feel they need to be in charge to make up for this. This is a bad combination. If you happen upon an aggressive dog, walk away from the aggressive dog.
When using a leash on your dog, ensure the leash remains loose. Dogs want to explore new territories while going out for a walk. Their enthusiasm will lead to a large amount of strain being applied to their leash. To discourage this behavior, encourage your dog to walk beside you with a leash that has some slack.
All the knowledge you have gained here, should give you a better understanding of how to train your dog in order to maintain a clean home. You should be forming strategies that you can apply in your household towards your dog and applying those strategies on a daily basis, if you do that then you should have a well trained dog before you know it.