You should be overjoyed if you get a new puppy. However, as time passes, you may become more frustrated than happy. Some owners regret getting a dog every time they have to clean up their messy house. By teaching your dog proper behavior, you can regain the happiness you first felt. This article covers some tips for training human’s favorite pet.
If you want to train your dog, it helps if you can think like a dog. When your dog is slow to learn, you may become frustrated. Looking at the problem from your dog’s perspective can help. Your training will improve if you view things the way they do.
A dog has an inquiring mind and will look at one thing for quite a while until its attention is broken. Once your dog knows his attention command, you will be able to coerce him to ignore almost anything.
You have to be consistent with the crate training of your new puppy. If you remove the pup from the crate, see to it that he has the means to go potty. Doing so helps him learn when it is okay to go to the bathroom.
Be consistent with your dog training to make sure your animal stays obedient to the rules it has been learning. Many owners believe that once training is over, the dog will be set for life. Pets are just like humans, in that they follow habitual routines. You must remain strict with your dog.
Training a dog to roll over is a pretty simple task, just make sure to have a few treats handy! First, make sure the dog is in a laying position. Then, position a treat near the floor to one side of him, raise it up and move it over to the opposite side. His nose will track that treat and his body will roll over. 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. Make sure you are patient because this is likely to take several attempts. However, your dog will eventually learn this command.
Among the initial commands a dog should learn is “leave it,” which instructs the dog to drop whatever it has and step away from it. 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.
Training sessions with your dog are best when kept short. The attention span of a dog is pretty short, so it is important to keep them interested in training by keeping the training short. When you want to train more, give the dog a break and come back later.
Make sure your dog knows how to obey, to reduce the frequency of their barks. If your dog barks, repeat the order, offer a treat when they stop barking and pet them to show you are satisfied. Once your dog has stopped barking, you can award it with a treat. Once you have diligently used this training method, your dog starts to link the tasty treat with the desired behavior and its corresponding command.
Continue training your dog using the same techniques over time. Make sure that others are using similar commands if they are training your dog. It will make it easier for the dog if it only has a simple set of commands and knows what to expect when it obeys.
Canine training involves using equal amounts of patience, dog treats and love. The advice provided above will help you get on the right track towards having a solid relationship with your dog for many years. Your dog won’t be trained overnight, but with patience and persistence, you will have a trained dog before you know it.