Training a dog when you have never attempted to do so before can be intimidating. There are so many resources available, that you may not know where to begin. The tips below can help you start training your dog properly.
If you have to give your dog a verbal correction, be sure that they are sharp, to the point, and short. Don’t rant on to the dog about the thinks that he did wrong. Just say no and show them the behavior you expect. Your tone should be stern to let them know you are serious.
Generous rewards are a key part of training. Treats are great to give your dog when he does something good, but timing is very important when doing so. Unless you administer praise and treats as soon as the dog exhibits the desired behavior, he will not be able to connect the behavior to the treat.
Teaching any dog how to roll over can be pretty easy. Make sure you’ve got a few tasty treats handy before beginning. The first step is to get the dog to lay down. Next, you must hold one treat close to the floor off to one side of their head and slowly bring it up and over the dog’s head to the opposite side. His nose will follow the treat, naturally making him roll over. Each time he sways to one side, tell him to “roll over”. Keep doing this until the treat is no longer needed. It will take some work, but keep on trying!
Teaching your dog to not tug and pull when on his leash is an important part of his training. This is important for the safety of your pet, and it is also beneficial for you as well.
Pay attention to the length of your canine training sessions. By spending too long on any single thing, your dog will likely become very bored and antsy. Do not spend more than 10 minutes on each session.
Prior to training your puppy, make a bond with your dog by teaching him what his name is. In the first days, frequently use your dog’s name, and reward him for responding when you call. Usually this simple command “come” and their name, are what they learn first. Make sure to spend time with your dog in order for him to learn and trust you. Once your puppy trusts you, it will be easier to train him.
If you want to keep your dog trim and healthy, keep an eye on how many reward snacks you give him while training him. Treats don’t spring to mind when thinking about a pet’s diet, but they have an impact – one that is magnified during the reward-heavy training process.
Is your dog getting the food he needs? A bad diet can really change the behavior of even the best dogs. Consider changing your dog’s diet to something more species-appropriate, and he’ll have long-lasting, consistent energy all day. Talk to your vet regarding specific food needs for pets.
If you are using your dog’s name to scold him, make sure to repeat it again soon after in a warm and affectionate manner. You don’t want to train your dog to be scared to come when called or to think you’re mad every time you use its name.
Training is not a good time for punishing your dog. Do everything you can to cut off misbehavior before it happens, and if your dog does misbehave during training, you should show what what behavior you want to see, not punish your pet. Training a pet should allow you to teach your pet and connect with him; the process should focus on positive communication.
It is hoped that you have found some guidance from these suggestions. Keep them in mind and learn some tips of your own. Each dog is different and responds in his own way to training.