Your dog is part of the family, and it makes sense you want to train him humanely. This article should help you to gain a greater understanding of how and why puppy training works. Education is essential for success, and learning the right way to train your dog is step one.
Control how much you reward your dog. Give your dog a treat after they properly respond to your commands, but only if they are nice and calm. You might be thrilled with that accomplishment, when you are excited, they becomes excited and that cuts down the control in the situation. Be calm, expect calm, then reward appropriately.
Keep your dog well exercised and active. Don’t let your dog sit around with nothing to do. They won’t get any exercise that way and if they’re too bored, they might sniff around and get into some trouble. A dog without interest in what you’re doing is more difficult to train. If your dog is fit and content, he will be much more likely to heed your instructions. Go for a long walk with your dog.
Always give your puppy plenty of toys to chew on to help with teething pain. Otherwise, you might find your shoes becoming chew toys. Replace the tasty item you do not want chewed with a designated chew toy. Chew toys are essential for puppies who are experiencing pain from teething. A great alternative is a frozen wash cloth.
Your dog may not learn a command right away. It may take 25-50 tries before your dog understands a command consistently and thoroughly. Keep teaching it and be patient. The dog will learn in time.
Stay with the training, so that he doesn’t forget the lessons that he learned. Keep him in practice. Often, people feel that they don’t need to continue working with their dog after it has finished training. That’s not a good idea, since animals and humans form and retain habits in a similar way. This is why you must make sure that you have a rule system that is strict for your dog.
When training your dogs, always use the same tone of voice and volume level when you give a command. This tone tells the dog that you mean business and that they need to obey. It can also help the dog realize the distinction between disciplinary tones and other types of commands.
Always call your dog’s attention by doing the same thing. When calling your dog, use their name every time. Secure the dog’s attention and then state what you wish him to do. Dogs listen for their name because they know it means you will say something else.
“No” shouldn’t be a huge part of training. When training your dog, you need to find positive ways to enforce your training. It takes more than a single syllable to elicit the desired response from your dog. There is a difference in all dogs and training should be customized.
“Quiet” is a command you will probably want to teach your dog. When your dog barks, show them a treat and repeat the order, for instance, ‘be quiet’ until it stops barking. Only give the treat when you dog has done as you have asked. If this is done with sufficient frequency, the dog is sure to associate treats with the command to be silent.
When you are consistent, your dog will learn to postpone his elimination until he is at an appropriate spot. Take your dog to the bathroom at least once each hour. Praise lavishly for pooping and peeing outdoors. Never scold your dog for going in the house. He won’t know what he did wrong and will learn nothing. Instead, make the effort and take your dog outside 15 minutes after eating, and every 2 hours otherwise. Also, if you crate your dog, take him outside immediately after releasing him from the crate.
Does your pet strain and pull every time you put him on a leash? This is one of the most common complaints owners have about their dogs, and it’s also incredibly easy to remedy. Purchase a harness, which can reduce the pull on your dog.
When you reprimand your dog by using his name, follow it up with using his name in a positive manner at least three times. Your dog must know that his name is something good so that he won’t be afraid to come when called.
You have now taken the initial step in the direction of being a good dog trainer. If you are willing to experiment with the advice from this article, soon you will be more capable of becoming an effective trainer and master for your pet. Simple advice will take you far.