You thought you were bringing home Lassie from the pound, but some days it feels more like you might have brought home Cujo! There is good news – you can train your dog so they are better behaved in a short time.
Crate training a puppy must establish the fact the the crate is the new home of the puppy. All meals and water bowls should be placed within the crate. The crate will then become associated with the food they love.
Spoken directions should be made using a simple, concise and forceful tone. There’s no point in ranting at your dog. Just tell them no, and redirect them to the task you are asking them to do. The tone of your voice should let them know you are serious about the command you are making.
By giving your dog the proper amount of rewards, you’ll have an easier time training. It is essential that your dog get treats at the proper times and in the correct amounts. 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.
Don’t allow your dog to jump on you when you get home. It’s always great to to be playful and upbeat, but a calm environment is ideal when you first enter a room. Avoid acknowledging the dog upon your entry, and you can foster the sort of controlled environment necessary to good behavior.
Make sure that your dog stays awake and active. Dogs can become bored easily. A dog without interest in what you’re doing is more difficult to train. Your dog needs proper exercise to function to his highest potential. It is a great idea to take your dog out on runs or walks through the neighborhood.
Dogs have great focus and can focus on one thing, ignoring everything else, until something breaks their attention. Repetition and practice will result in your dog waiting to take cues from you rather than being distracted by other things.
You can train a pooch to roll over fairly quickly if you have some treats to hand out. You can have your dog sit or roll over. Then, put a treat close to the floor near the side of the dog’s head, and gradually raise it over its head to the opposite side. As the dog uses his nose to track the morsel, he will simultaneously roll his entire body 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 probably take multiple attempts, but you will be the talk of the town when the trick is learned.
Don’t overdo your training sessions, keep them brief and interesting for best results. Spending too long on training exercises will start to bore the dog. Keep first training lessons to 10 minutes or less.
Watch the tone you use when you discipline your dog. Dogs can pick up how you are feeling. It is okay to be stern when disciplining your dog.
It is important that you teach your dog proper behaviors from day one. it is more difficult for your dog has to unlearn bad habits than it is to teach him good habits. To avoid a dog that begs for table scraps, never give it table food to begin with.
Many dog owners are quite surprised at how quickly they can achieve good results with even a basic canine training routine. Consider giving some of the ideas outlined above a try, in order to improve the bond between you and your dog.