Dog training may appear overwhelming to someone inexperienced with it. There is a lot of information out there and sorting through it all can seem difficult. We’ve kept it simple, and have provided you with just a few of the important basics that will help you get started training your pup in the easiest way possible.
When you do give your dog correction verbally, make those corrections short, sharp and to the point. Don’t rant on to the dog about the thinks that he did wrong. Just say no, then show it what to do instead. Also speak with authority so they understand you mean business.
The first thing you should teach your dog is to “leave it.” This commands the dog to drop whatever is in its mouth. You can use this command for a number of purposes. For example, it is used to prevent the dog from chewing on something or even to guide them out of harm’s way.
When your dog jumps on you, take its paws in your hands and lightly squeeze them to let it know that jumping on people is not an acceptable behavior. While this will not seriously hurt the animal, it is certainly unpleasant and therefore makes a powerful statement. They should learn to stop jumping because they don’t like the reaction they get.
Make sure that both you and your dog enjoy the daily training. Playing with your dog helps build a stronger bond between dog and human, which encourages the dog to respond positively during training. While training can be fun, try having play time with your dog every day for a period of time.
By being consistent you can teach your puppy to “hold it.” Spend plenty of time with him, and go outside with him once an hour. If he does go to the toilet outside, praise him. Don’t punish a puppy for pottying inside. The yellowing won’t help him understand, and he certainly doesn’t know better. It’s better to teach your dog to expect to potty outside by taking him out a few minutes after meals or after being crated.
Your dog is relying on you to signal when he is right and wrong. If you seem to be amused by unacceptable behavior, your dog will assume his behavior is acceptable and will do it again. If you do, training will be damaged. Consistency is the key to accomplishing your goals when training your dog.
If you catch your puppy in the act of chewing on something he shouldn’t, stop him immediately. This helps teach them that they cannot chew on some things and can help them leave your belongs alone when you’re not watching.
Consistency is key with dog training. Teach them single word commands and be consistent with the words such as sit, stay and speak. You should also have consistency with your tone of voice and positive reinforcement for commands that are obeyed.
If you desire to become successful at training your dog, you need to be willing to the right amount of time. Repetition is key, which takes a lot of time and effort. Additionally, the very act of spending a certain amount of time with your dog every day will convince him that you are a consistent and reliable person. Your dog will see you as the pack leader.
Use dog treats that are tasty for your dog, and are of high value in order to obtain great results. It can even be an extra special treat you would not usually give your dog such as real bacon, hotdogs or even cheese.
If your dog possesses specific triggers associated to bad behavior, try to keep him busy while the temptation passes. If your dog isn’t comfortable being around other dogs, as you walk him, keep him busy as you walk past other dogs. This will help him correlate the relationship between that stimuli and the positive things that come from it.
Hopefully, the tips you have read here have offered you some helpful ideas. You will realize more success and train a happier dog by keeping these ideas handy when training your pet.