Are you stressed out because of your dog? If it is, you may need to begin training him more. Putting in some extra training time can help boost your dog’s obedience. For more advice and tips on training man’s best friend, read on.
A new dog needs to feel safe and happy in their crate during training. When you feed him, feed him inside the crate, and keep the door open while he is in there eating. This will allow your dog to have a positive association with the crate.
Positive reinforcement is important when training your dog. Quantity and timing are important when it comes to rewards. Make sure to give your dog the treats at the proper time, to encourage good behavior.
Your dog needs to learn good feeding habits, and this is best accomplished with a clear routine. If your dog has a schedule for his feeding, he will learn when to expect his meals. Your dog will soon become accustomed to his feeding schedule and eat quickly.
The rule of thumb with puppies and house training is to remember: what is eaten will pass. To have your dog on a consistent bathroom schedule, have him or her eating quality food about two or three times every day, at the exact same time. This will give you an idea of when to take your puppy out and lessen the chance of accidents.
Learning how to show authority is the foundation of all training your dog. Your dog will not respect or obey you, unless you let him know that you are the boss. For example, when you walk your dog you must be in front and you should insist your dog follows behind you.
Train your dog on a regular basis to make sure he understands the rules of the house. A lot of owners will train their dogs once and not conduct any refreshers. Some dogs will revert back to negative behaviors if the training does not continue. Dogs, much like kids, do best when they have limits and rules.
You should pick a phrase to say to your puppy while he is being house trained. Each time you let your dog out to relieve himself, use a phrase such as “go potty” so that he associates going outside with going to the bathroom.
Use the same hand signal or voice command to get your dog’s attention. Your commands should always begin with your dog’s name. Get his attention with his name and then follow that with what you want him to do. Dogs tend to respond by name right away and they know that you want their attention.
Acclimate your dog to the source that triggers his barking fits. Maybe it’s a specific sound, or perhaps it’s being near other people or certain animals. Once used to these things, your pet will know that barking is not necessary.
Vary your tone of voice when going through training sessions. Commands, corrections and praise should all have their own tone in order to help your dog distinguish cause and effect with his and your behavior. You need to talk to them in a firm tone of voice if you are correcting them.
While it may be hard, you need to always be patient with your dog. Your dog isn’t fluent in English after all. They just pick up on body language and tone without understanding why you might be acting that way. Be cool and take breaks when you get frustrated in certain training sessions.
Training your dog right will ensure that you have a happy and well adjusted dog. It may feel as though your pooch will never properly behave, but with a bit of patience and some effort, you will see results. Take what you’ve learned here to heart, and you’ll be a successful dog trainer.