You should be overjoyed if you get a new puppy. In the weeks that follow, that joy can turn into frustration. You will just think about how you got into this as you clean a mess all over again. You can regain that first-day joy by training your dog to behave. The advice below will help you set out a winning strategy.

Make sure you remain controlled when rewarding your dog. Once your dog follows your command, reward his behavior. This will help to excite your dog and leave you in complete control. Stay calm and bestow rewards calmly too.

TIP! You need to establish regular feeding routines for your dog. Teaching your dog to realize that when you place its food bowl down, it will be removed within 10-15 minutes, will help it understand that there is a feeding schedule to stick to.

Your dog needs to lead an active lifestyle. Dogs get bored just as easily as children. Dogs that are bored are not easy to train. Your dogs will obey more quickly if you keep them well exercised. Walk or run your dog frequently.

It is very easy to teach a pooch to roll over as long as you have some tasty treats on hand. You can have your dog sit or roll over. 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. As the dog uses his nose to track the morsel, he will simultaneously roll his entire body over. Whenever your dog does actually roll over, say “roll over” out loud. Repeating this over time forms a mental association in your dog’s mind that eventually causes him to roll over on command. Do not get mad if it takes several tries. Once they learn this particular trick, they will be popular at the dog park!

Your dog requires at least one hour of exercise every day. When your dog gets adequate exercise, he can be trained more effectively and it can bring out your dog’s good behavior. Your dog will be happier and more responsive when he gets the exercise he needs.

TIP! Let any dog you approach sniff your hand first so he can smell you. This gives a dog a chance to become familiar with your personal scent, which engenders trust.

Training your dog involves using equal amounts of patience, dog treats and love. The ideas above are sure to pave the way toward a lasting, rewarding friendship between you and your pet. Although it will take time, consistent training will result in more contentment for both you and the dog.