Almost all small dogs and large dogs follow the same way of thinking. If one understands that mindset, one should be able to train any dog they get. If one does not understand that mindset then they are in luck because they are about to get some insight.
Make sure you remain controlled when rewarding your dog. Once your dog follows your command, reward his behavior. Even though your accomplishment might thrill you, they reflect your energy. Do not lose control of any situation with contagious excitement and enthusiasm. Remain calm, expect them to be calm, and then award them when appropriate.
Do not tie a couple of dogs closely together. It is just too easy for dogs in such a situation to tangle their leads together, and this can lead to serious injuries for both of them. If a large dog becomes tangled with a smaller one they could wrap up to the point the airway of the latter is closed off and the dog would die.
Be certain your dog knows that you are the leader of your pack. If the dog does not understand that you have control he will ignore your commands and act with outright disobedience. Always walk in front, in the leadership position, letting your dog follow behind.
You can show your dog how to do tricks, get some treats. You can have your dog sit or roll over. Then, hold the treat over your dog’s head and swipe it above and around his head, causing him to roll over. He will probably follow the treat, rolling side to side as it moves. As he is rolling over, give the “roll over” command, and do this repeatedly until he can roll over with just the command and without the treat. Be patient while he masters this trick. He will be a star once he does!
You need to show your dog how to properly walk while on a leash. This will assure that the two of you are safe when you are out on walks.
While training your dog, make sure both of you are having fun. A sense of play brings you and your dog together. This bond makes the dog more responsive to your commands and training him easier. While training can be fun, try having play time with your dog every day for a period of time.
You need to give your dog some exercise every day. Ensuring your dog gets thorough exercise will cause your training sessions to be much more effective, which will encourage your dog to behave better. As they say, a healthy dog will respond well to training.
Training sessions should be very short. When your dog doesn’t get bored, they’ll be a better training partner. When you want to train more, give the dog a break and come back later.
Primary reinforcement is an important part of any training program. The dog has a reward they love given when they are good. It could be a treat, a toy or even a rub with some kisses. Using this technique will train your dog what you expect from him.
Successful training your dog for walks means being aware of any dogs or other animals you will encounter while walking. It’s true that certain breeds or animals are more aggressive than others, and you must also take into account that not all pet owners take responsibility for their dogs. Refrain from walking near dogs that are aggressive.
Understanding the mind and process of a dog can be important to dog training. If you know this, you can train your dog more effectively. The owner knows more about their pet than anyone, and can give them better training.