Training a dog is a frustrating endeavor, especially in the beginning. It might seem fruitless at times, but it is important work.
Give your dog a word that tells them they’re doing the right thing. Certain words like “yes” are great for bridging the time between obeying an order and receiving the reward.
Let your dog have more freedom as he or she starts to behave and listen to commands more. Your dog will flourish with a good balance between control and respect. Just be cautious not to give too much freedom at once, as this may have a counter effect on your puppy training.
Teaching your dog to not tug and pull when on his leash is an important part of his training. Not only is this safer for the dog and easier on your body, such a frequent activity mandates good self-control and reinforcement of the chain of command from training.
Start small when you begin to work on training your dog to give your dog an easy start. You’ll make strides quickly, and your dog will quickly learn the basics of acceptable behavior. Your training will become more productive.
Limit the time of your training sessions with your dog so he doesn’t lose focus. Dogs can only handle a short amount of training at a time, so don’t overdo it. Keep the lessons down to about 10 minutes or so.
Consistency is key when training a dog. If multiple family members are involved in a pet’s training, make sure everyone is using the same commands and a similar system of discipline and rewards. When everyone has the same command in use, the dog will pick it up quickly.
A spray bottle filled with water can be an invaluable training tool when your dog engages in bad behavior like barking, biting or chewing. This technique will show your dog that the behavior is unacceptable. Soon, you will see an improvement in your dog’s behavior.
With this advice in mind, are you ready to go? Get started today, and you will soon be reaping the rewards.