Congratulations is in order for your decision to get a new dog. It will soon become an integral part of your family. What happens next? Proper training will benefit both you and your canine companion. We will show you some of the tools you will need to accomplish this.
When you verbally correct your dog, do it quickly and concisely. Don’t drag on and rant how your dog is bad. Inform them of your disapproval and move on. Pitch your voice in such a way that your dog will recognize your vocalizations as commands.
Consistency is key when working on crate training with a young dog. Always give the pup the option to go to the bathroom after leaving his crate. As time passes, your puppy will start to be able to use the restroom at the appropriate times.
If you intend to use a crate in puppy training, make sure the crate is an appropriate size for your dog. Puppies will get bigger. Choose a crate that is sure to fit them suitably when they hit adult size. They have to be comfortable moving around inside to ensure they aren’t crowded.
If you are going to be training a pet, you should think about a word or noise that will tell your pet they did a good thing. A word like “yes” can be an effective bridge between the time that the dog exhibits the behavior and the time that they receive the reward.
As the dog gets better at training, you can let it have more freedom. The balance between freedom and obedience can give dogs a great life. Just be cautious not to give too much freedom at once, as this may have a counter effect on your canine training.
Your training sessions should be short. When your dog doesn’t get bored, they’ll be a better training partner. Instead, have multiple, short sessions with breaks for playtime in between.
The best way to train a dog is by using positive reinforcement. Rewards include treats, kind words and physical touch. Refrain from any physical contact if your dog does not follow directions. These tactics backfire and just make your dog believe you are incompetent. The ideal results from training your dog come from efforts that are positive in nature with consistent and firm applications.
To enforce good behavior when training your dog, remember to praise him regularly. Smile, offers treats and show excitement to relay to your dog that he is doing something positive. Do not reward undesirable behavior, because the dog will get mixed messages.
While training your dog, you need to introduce it to different social situations as early as possible. Your dog must learn how to behave when other people or dogs are present, and there is no other way to teach this skill. This reduces troublesome behavior in new places, too.
Inform yourself on any specific grooming issues with your breed. Attention to your dogs grooming needs, whether it’s a weekly thing, as some breeds require or less frequently, gives you time to build a good relationship with your dog. Grooming keeps your dog happy and clean, and greatly reduces the risk of disease.
Patience can be hard, but it is necessary with puppy training. Sometimes we forget that our pets don’t understand our language, much less our thoughts. Your dog only understands your physical language, such as tone of voice and body behavior. They have no way of understanding just why your behavior is a certain way. Try to stay calm and use breaks if you feel overcome with frustration.
A properly trained dog is proud and content and his owner is usually quite pleased as well. Use the advice you’ve read to start training your dog properly.