A pet is a treasured member of your family, so it’s natural that you would be cautious about choosing the best technique for training him. You will enjoy the time you spend with your pet while training them using the tips in this article. Before you train your dog, you need to do a little homework of your own.
Always remain consistent when crate training any young pups. When he comes out of the crate, you must immediately allow him to relieve himself in an appropriate place. Eventually, the puppy will learn to wait to pee until given the opportunity.
A number of repetitions will be necessary before your dog will be able to master a new command. It isn’t uncommon for 25-50 repetitions of this same command to be used for the dog to understand it. Be patient and say the same command in the same way each time. Your dog will learn eventually.
Be careful not to reward bad behaviors without realizing it. This means don’t give your dog treats or attention for something he should not be doing. You should not pet your dog when it jumps on you or acknowledge its barking.
It is easy to train a roll with treats. First, place your dog in the “down” position. Next, hold the treat close to the floor near its head, and bring it up over the dog’s head as you place it on the other side. They should follow that treat with their nose, which should cause them to 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. It may take some time for your dog to perfect the trick, but it’s a popular move and one that is sure to impress others.
Your dog should exercise a minimum of one hour per day. Also, ensure that you regularly train your dog and take him or her out for bathroom breaks. Your training will be easier and more effective if your dog gets good daily exercise. A dog that’s well exercised is a responsive and content dog.
Maintain short training sessions. Your dog’s memory and attention span is short, keep the training this way. If you want to train more, make sure to include play breaks for your dog.
Use a steady and commanding tone when speaking to your dog. Dogs pick up on subtle changes in their owner’s voices. If you want to correct bad behavior, try a disapproving tone with your dog.
It is important for you to teach your dog good behavior habits from the beginning. Bad habits are hard to break, so start training your dog early. Don’t give the dog food from the table if you don’t want him to beg for food later.
Once you decide to train your dog, it is very important that you continue with the training no matter what. While it may be frustrating at times, if you don’t persevere and constantly reinforce the teachings to the dog, your efforts will be wasted. Taking care of your dog must include instituting a training plan, as well as meeting his food and shelter needs.
It’s important your dog always has an understanding of right from wrong. Everyone in your house needs to enforce these strict rules. This will quickly undo all of your hard work and training.
Anxious dogs are prone to chewing on things they shouldn’t. You can also keep your dog from causing damage while you’re away by humanely enclosing him in an appropriately sized dog crate or some other small space of his own with a chew toy to keep him occupied.
Each time that you use your dog’s name as a warning or a reprimand, try to use it three to five other times in a positive way. The animal should not associate his name with something negative as this may lead him to experience fear or anxiety when he hears it.
Whenever your dog misbehaves, ensure you don’t provide the wrong signals to your dog. If you think it is funny when your dog misbehaves and laugh, your dog will get the wrong idea. This is sure to hinder your training and cause great frustration. No matter how your pet is when he does something bad, you need to correct him right away.
This is the first step in learning how to train your dog properly. Become a better trainer, listener and friend to your dog by following the advice from this article. Small tips equal large progress.