Do not treat your dog as overly intelligent, as they lack the ability to think like a human does. If you put this expectation on your animal, you will only wind up disappointed and frustrated. However, you are about to learn how to properly treat your dog so you can train it.
Your dog should know when calm time is to be had. Playtime is great but sometimes it is just not appropriate. Calmly enter the house and ignoring your dog until you are ready to interact with him.
Keep treats on hand to reward your pet for doing good. Initially, try to get your dog to lay on the floor. Then, use the treat to draw his head from one side to the other. He will naturally use his nose to follow the treat, thus rolling over his whole body. As he is rolling over, give the “roll over” command, and do this repeatedly until he can roll over with just the command and without the treat. Put your frustration aside and he’ll be performing this trick all over the place in no time.
Do not use shock collars. They almost never work as advertised and they are expensive to boot. In addition, shock collars and related devices can actually irritate your dog and eradicate current good behaviors. Generally, techniques such as these actually produce negative results.
As your dog gets better with training, you can start to give him or her more freedom. The balance between freedom and obedience is a rewarding one. Just be careful that you do not allow too much freedom, too quickly, as this can quickly derail your hard work and training.
Your training sessions should be short. Your pet probably lacks a generous attention span, making it more likely that he will thrive on brief training sessions. Allow you dog a break every fifteen and then resume training if desired.
To make sure your dog pays attention to you, you should use its name as often as possible. By using it as much as possible during the first weeks you own him, your puppy will learn that this sound is in reference to him. The name should be short and unique, so that he does not confuse it with every day language.
Accidents will happen when a puppy is being potty trained. Your training will go more smoothly if you always clean up accidents right away. The odors from these accidents will remain in the carpeting, which will attract your pet back to this same spot to use again and again for elimination purposes. There are a variety of products that will help you remove the odor; check with the local pet store or department store.
Understand that your every action is teaching your dog and shaping his personality. Remember this if you are teasing your pet or playing with him since that can undo certain behaviors you have worked on. Focus more on encouraging desirable and appropriate behaviors at all times.
Bringing dogs on a trip means bringing all their supplies, too. Items like water and food bowls, paper towels and bathroom bags are essential to having a relaxing ride. Do not worry about taking a bag of their dog food with you; it is much easier to pick some up when you get to your destination.
After learning some helpful hints on how to get through to your dog and train it to behave to your expectations you simply need to follow what you have learned. After changing your dogs behavior to fit with the tips suggested you can properly train your dog.