Although you may care for your things, your dog may not feel the same way. Unfortunately, he does not appreciate things like you do. If something looks like a tasty chew toy, it will probably get chewed. The following article will show you how you can train your dog to let him know the rules of your house.
Rewards are essential to effective training. Treats are great to give your dog when he does something good, but timing is very important when doing so. A dog doesn’t always know when it’s being rewarded if they don’t get a treat at the proper time.
You must stay consistent while you are crate training young puppies. As soon as you let your dog out of the crate, take him to his potty location. Over time, the puppy will be able to wait until the appropriate opportunity to answer the call of nature.
Make sure you aren’t enforcing bad behavior without meaning to. In basic terms, this means refusing to reward your dog, via attention or treats, for doing any action that you are trying to get them to stop doing. For instance, don’t pat your dog on the head if it’s jumping up on you.
You can show your dog how to do tricks, get some treats. You can have your dog sit or roll over. Then, position a treat near the floor to one side of him, raise it up and move it over to the opposite side. Your dog is probably going to follow the treat in your hand with his nose, which means he will rollover his whole body. As he rolls, state the command “roll over” in a firm tone. Repeat the process until your dog associates the command with the action. It will probably take multiple attempts, but you will be the talk of the town when the trick is learned.
When you are training your dog, be mindful of the time spent in one session. Dog attention spans only go so far, so make sure not to go on too long. Limit the amount of time you train at first to less than 10 minutes.
Firm, direct commands are the best approach to take when training your dog. Never scream at your dog, you need to do the right thing and be nice to them and stern at the same time. This fosters a strong relationship between you and your dog.
In conclusion, put a stop to your dog chewing on your items. That prevents the dog from becoming ill, and you save frustration and money. Follow the tips provided in this article and you should be able to effectively train your dog to stop unnecessary chewing.