Training is arguably among the most important things you can do for your pet. Having a dog who loves the family and does what they expect of him will be a reward for everyone. The information in this article offers insight into the importance of having a well-trained dog.
It is best to train your pet without unintentionally affirming his undesirable behaviors and mistakes. Essentially, you must not give your dog something positive, like attention or a treat, when it behaves in a way you want to classify as negative. This includes things like petting them when they jump on you at the door.
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 teach your dog to lay. Hold a treat between your forefingers near the left side of your dog’s head, and then slowly pass the treat in front of his face and to the opposite side. He should follow the treat with his nose, causing him to roll his whole body over. While rolling, use your vocal command. Be patient if they don’t get it right away; they’ll get it soon enough!
Avoid costly training tools such as shock collars. They may not work very well and are far too expensive. They aren’t engaging in positive reinforcement either. Generally, techniques such as these actually produce negative results.
Anytime your dog does something good, make sure you reward him. You want them to know they did the right thing. This is a good way to make your dog know the difference between a good and bad thing.
Your dog needs to understand that ‘no’ means they need to stop what they are doing right away. Find some positive ways to enforce training when you train your dog. Saying the word “no” will not aid in the training of your dog. Each dog is unique and has unique requirements. Training should be geared towards their needs and personality.
Teach your dog a silent command to avoid barking. If your dog barks, repeat the order, offer a treat when they stop barking and pet them to show you are satisfied. Give them a treat. Repeating this enough times can help them associate the treat with the quiet command.
Training your pet is a very good investment to make. An ill-behaved dog is destructive and a cause of stress for every family member; before long, he will be unwanted. By learning the tips here, you will choose wisely and help your pet become a lovable animal.