The loveable dog you brought home from the pound seems to be more troublesome than you could have imagined. Fortunately for you, it only takes a little fundamental training to shape up your dog’s behavior in the near future.
Reinforce calm behavior upon your arrival. Your pet needs play time (and you might too), but your pet needs to be calm when you step into rooms most of the time. Don’t acknowledge your dog when you enter the room. By doing this, you will be able to create a controlled environment in which you determine when and how play time begins.
Unless you offer a distraction or stimulus, your dog will probably focus exclusively on a single thing. If you are consistent and use repetition, your dog will start to wait for your signals before focusing on something.
As your dog becomes better when it comes to canine training, you can start giving it more freedom. Balancing obedience and liberty make dogs feel very satisfied. Try to remember that you shouldn’t provide a lot freedom at one time, as it could regress the training that you’ve been doing.
When training your dogs, always use the same tone of voice and volume level when you give a command. The tone should be firm, so your dog understands that you are issuing a command, not a suggestion. It will also help him distinguish between a disciplinary tone, which is sharper, and a commanding tone.
To improve the efficiency of your training routine, make sure your dog eats and poops at around the same time every day. This allows you to know when your dog has to go and take him outside to do his business before your carpet gets ruined. A schedule will train your dog to know when he will get to go out next.
Most people are surprised how quickly their dog can learn from training and how fast they get results. If you feel like you are having a hard time developing a relationship with your puppy, you should try applying these tips.