Having a dog inside of the home can certainly be a challenge, especially when belongings are getting damaged. You’ve endured everything from having feces on your carpet to having chewed furniture, and this reinforces the need to teach your dog properly. This article will go into depth on how to train your dog for living peacefully inside your house.
Reprimands should be delivered quickly and in a sharp tone. Do not rant on at length to your dog telling them how they were bad. Just say “no” and show them what to do instead. Let your dog know that if you raise your voice they need to pay attention.
Good behavior means rewards! If your dog follows a training command properly, then it is acceptable to reward the behavior to a calm animal. If you are overly excited, the dog will become that way too. Stay calm, have them be calm, and reward them for appropriate behavior.
Your dog should be eating the right amount of healthy food. If the dog’s diet is poor, it is not good for their health. This can influence their behavior and harm their health. By making small changes to your dog’s diet, you can alter their receptiveness to the training.
Do your best to keep your dog active through the day. Boredom often befalls an inactive dog, or he may find himself in a “mutt rut” with a dull and listless routine. If your dog is not receiving enough mental stimulation, it may not respond well to training. Keeping your dog exercised and happy will help them pay attention more due to releasing all excess energy that often distracts them from your commands. Bring your dog along when you walk or jog.
When crate training a young puppy you must be consistent. Shortly after you allow your puppy to exit the crate, he must be given the chance to relieve himself in the designated area. This will teach your dog that he can wait until he gets out of the crate to relieve himself.
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.
Stay away from high end training devices like shock collars. They often don’t function as well as advertised and are far more expensive than conventional training methods. Plus, using shock collars could discourage your dog in having good behavior. Trying things akin to this will only cause harm to your relationship with your dog.
As your dog responds to his training, you can begin to allow him more freedom. The balance between freedom and obedience will give your dog a satisfying life. Do not allow them freedom all at once, they might lose what they learned.
Keeping your dog indoors can be very challenging. Things are being destroyed, and your patience is wearing thin. If you follow through with the guidelines you’ve just read, you can train your family pet to become a more suitable companion for indoors, outdoors or both.