Appropriate canine training is important in ensuring that your home environment remains peaceful for your dog and for yourself. Use these excellent tips to bring yourself closer to that point. Some of these could tremendously impact you and your dog’s relationship in a positive manner.
You need to establish predictable feeding practices with any dog. A predictable feeding schedule and removing the food promptly will teach them to eat their food quickly. Your dog will quickly finish their meal before you remove their dish.
Before your dog can learn a new command it will take several repetitions. It’s very common to repeat a command up to 50 times before your dog can learn it. Keep trying, your dog will pick it up.
When giving commands to your body, your tone and volume level should remain the same. Maintaining the same tone lets your dog know that you are serious and they should obey your commands. It will also help him distinguish between a disciplinary tone, which is sharper, and a commanding tone.
Patience is the greatest virtue in canine training. Staying patient will help all parties to avoid frustration. Your dog will do its best, but give your dog enough time to remember orders. You need to remember that your puppy needs to form the association between the word and the behavior you expect.
The tone of your voice is an important part of successfully disciplining your dog. Dogs are great at understanding how their trainer feels. Talking sternly is a good tone when you are teaching discipline.
It is very important to train your dog early enough to head off the development of bad behavior. You and he will find it much easier to learn how do the right thing than unlearn the wrong. Don’t give the dog food from the table if you don’t want him to beg for food later.
As you train your dog, have an eye on other dogs when walking yours. Don’t assume you can pet a dog, some of them are aggressive. If you notice an aggressive or antisocial dog, keep your dog away from it.
Keep your dog’s leash loose when training him. This gives your dog the option to explore and walk around freely. Their enthusiasm will lead to a large amount of strain being applied to their leash. A smart owner discourages behavior such as this, and encourages the dog to walk without pulling.
Understand that your every action is teaching your dog and shaping his personality. If you send your dog the wrong message with teasing or roughhousing, he may have problems interpreting your actions and acting accordingly. Mold your dog into the pet you want by constantly working towards the behavior you desire.
Challenge your dog to try new things and maintain the old things. Throw “pop quizzes” occasionally to be sure he is not getting out of practice.
Consistency is key for training your dog. Being consistent pertains to words used for commands you want the dog obeying, to the words’s tone, and to rewards you provide the dog if he completes the command you teach him successfully.
More often than not, dogs bite out of fear more than anything else. This is common behavior for a dog that feels as if he is trapped, threatened, or scared. Do not get physical with your dog. Your dog might snap and bite you. He will forever be your loyal companion, and best friend.
Though you actually can teach older dogs some new things, it is important to take note of medical problems or other conditions that could reduce an older dog’s readiness to perform certain tasks. An older animal with arthritis or other joint problems may lack the flexibility of a younger dog. As a result, certain request may be unreasonable. Training may actually improve a dog’s mind functions, and that can be great for old dogs. Remember that the last thing you want to do is force your older pet to perform certain tricks or behaviors that may cause physical discomfort.
Whatever age your dog may be, or whatever problems he may have, you’ll find these tips useful. Patience is an essential virtue in the training process. A successful obedience training program will yield a much happier life with your pet.