Just as you must program your remote to control your television, your dog needs training to respond to your direction as well. Working capabilities are there, but like a remote, a person must help it work with their TV. Your canine buddy is already equipped with the intelligence he needs to be well-trained. He just needs a masterful hand to show him the ropes.
Try to view things from your dog’s perspective. You need to exercise patience with your pet, even if you think he should be learning at a faster rate. Don’t give up! Think how they think instead. This could help you overcome training hurdles.
Use control to acknowledge positive behavior while training. If your dog is responding to your commands and is not overly excited, give him a treat. If you are overly excited, the dog will become that way too. If you are able to maintain your calm, you can expect your dog to maintain calm too.
To achieve the best results when housebreaking a pet, be aware of the food and water he consumes. If you feed your dog at the same periods of the day, he will have regular bathroom habits. That way, you will know when the dog likely needs to go out and can prevent accidents.
Having a regular feeding schedule makes house training much easier by putting their elimination needs on a schedule as well. This can help you avoid accidents on the carpet by becoming aware of when the dog needs to go. A schedule will train your dog to know when he will get to go out next.
Keep your sessions short to accommodate a short attention span. A long, uninterrupted training period is going to exhaust your dog’s attention. Only spend 10 minutes during the first couple of sessions.
You indicate that jumping up is an unacceptable behavior by grabbing the dogs paws, squeezing gently and guiding them back down to the ground. While this will not seriously hurt the animal, it is certainly unpleasant and therefore makes a powerful statement. After some time, they won’t jump on anyone because they’ll associate it with being made to feel uncomfortable.
Once a person has figured out how to bring out the dogs abilities to learn and be trained, it is simply a matter of practicing those techniques. Dogs want to please their masters. With proper training, both parties will be happier.