If you are absolutely clueless about beginning a training program for your dog, you’re in luck. By looking for answers, you have taken the very first step. The information you have been seeking is right in the article you are reading now.
Looks at it from your dog’s point-of-view. It is easy to get frustrated with your dog if they are not learning very basic things quickly or at all. Don’t do yourself and your pet an injustice by simply giving up. Thinking like a dog can make it easier for you to do what is needed to train him. You should think about how your dog might see things in the world.
A number of repetitions will be necessary before your dog will be able to master a new command. It’s very likely to take many repetitions of one command in order for your pup to fully understand it. Firmly and steadily repeat the command. Remain patient and eventually the command will be learned.
As you start training your dog, establish verbal cues that let your dog understand when they have performed something correctly. For example, using the word “yes” can let your dog know they can retrieve their reward.
With patience and a handful of tasty treats, you can easily teach your pet to roll over. Firstly, have the dog lie down. Then hold the treat at the side of the dog’s head and move it around it’s face to the other side. They should follow that treat with their nose, which should cause them to roll over. Be sure to say ROLL OVER as your dog is rolling. Eventually, he will learn to perform the trick upon command. Be persistent and do not give up; it might take a while but will be worth it once they learn it.
Be patient when training a dog. This will make it less likely that you or your dog will become frustrated or upset with the process of training. Keep in mind that dogs do wish to please their owners, but cannot always understand what is desired of them.
“Leave It!” should be one of the first commands that a puppy learns. This command instructs them to release an object and walk away. This little command will save your furniture and possessions from getting chewed up, plus it keeps your dog away from dangerous or unclean items outside.
Most dogs learn best with positive reinforcement. Praise your dog when he deserves it, and give him treats to show that you are pleased. Never shout towards your dog, nor ever hit or physically strike him. These are inneffective punishments and will only cause fear. Stay positive but stand your ground when training your dog.
Dog barking can be stopped by removing the cause. It might be something they hear or being exposed to people. Your goal is to show your pet that barking is not an appropriate response to these common stimuli.
A spray bottle filled with water is a great deterrent when your dog is misbehaving. Your dog will quickly learn that what he is doing is not acceptable. In short order, the dog is sure to cease such behavior, and assume the role of fun, yet obedient animal.
A good thing to remember during training is the fact that your every move will play a role in the dog’s eventual personality and disposition. By keeping this in your mind, you will be able to avoid regression in your training by avoiding horseplay and teasing. Keep directing your dog toward positive behavior without damaging it with negative behavior.
It is now time to take what you have learned and put it in to practice by training your dog. If you’ve struggled to determine the right place to start your training efforts, you now have a clear answer.