Few things are more irresistible than the melting eyes of a sweet little puppy. Welcome to the world of owning a dog! A well trained dog is crucial for having a successful relationship. Pets always know what they need to do in this case, even when you aren’t home. Keep reading for some fun and useful tips on dog training.
Your dog may not learn a command right away. You may need to repeat the command more than 20 or 30 times. Continue repeating the same command with patience, and eventually your dog will learn it.
Crate training requires crates of the correct size. Keep in mind that they get larger as they age. Select a crate that is large enough for them to fit in when they are older. There should be ample room for the dog to lie down and turn comfortably.
It is very easy to teach a pooch to roll over as long as you have some tasty treats on hand. Start by getting the dog to lay down. The next step is to hold a treat close to the floor by the dog’s head then continue to move the treat over his head until you reach the other side. He will follow the treat by rolling over. As he rolls over say out loud, “roll over.” Repeat this until he rolls over with the command alone. Do not let a lack of early success frustrate you. This takes repetition to nail down, but once you do, you will have the star dog on the block.
Don’t give your dog too many treats as rewards, or he might start adding too many pounds. To keep your dog healthy, you really need to monitor their treat intake. It’s an aspect often overlooked.
In order to encourage good behavior during training, praise is critical. Give treats, smile, and get excited so your dog will associate good behavior with a positive result. Be careful that you do not inadvertently reward unwanted behavior or your dog will think you want him to repeat it.
Do not give up when you are trying to train your dog. Without reinforcement, your dog will revert to his old behaviors. Just as you need to keep feeding and sheltering your dog, training is a never-ending process.
One of the first commands you should teach your dog is “down”. You can build from this command, or just have it handy in emergencies. Teaching your dog the down command can be extremely useful.
If you catch your puppy chewing on something that he shouldn’t be, stop him as soon as you catch him. That way your puppy will learn what it is allowed to chew on, and it will not be as likely to chew on the wrong things when you cannot keep a close eye on him.
Learn to recognize your dog’s signals. Each dog has its own unique way of showing that it needs to relief itself. By learning your dog’s behaviors, you can immediately take your dog to his potty area to train him where to go to the bathroom. Stay tuned in to your dog’s habits.
Magazines, dog-training books and the Internet are all great resources to help you train your dog. Consult with people who own the dog breed that you have to get suggestions. You can then tailor a specific training program with the information you have gathered.
To prevent your dog from digging in the trash, be sure he is well-fed and has plenty of toys to play with. Empty your trash frequently and don’t put things they like, such as bones, in it. If your dog continues to dig in the trash, then crate them when you can’t supervise them.
It is hoped you have discovered a few tips to improve your relationship with your pet. Learn the above techniques and begin using them today. As time progresses, you will develop a love for your faithful friend. To have a successful relationship with your dog, you must provide good training. It is your duty to train your pet. Welcome to life with your pet.