You have made a wonderful decision! So, what comes next? Proper training can make the experience much more enjoyable for yourself and your pet. These tips will make it easy to train your dog in just the right way.
Spend just the right amount of time training your dog, and do not wear it out. Begin by implementing brief training sessions, then make each session progressively longer. Note how far into the training session your dog loses his attention span. That’s the time to quit.
Keep your dog well exercised and active. Almost all dogs have short attention spans. If your dog is not receiving enough mental stimulation, it may not respond well to training. When your dog is exercised and is happy, training will be easier. It is a great idea to take your dog out on runs or walks through the neighborhood.
Are you house training your dog? If so, then understand that the food and water they consume must come out at some point. To ensure that your dog’s bowel movements remain regular, feed him or her some high-quality food a minimum of twice per day during the same times daily. If you know when the puppy eats, you will be able to better predict when to take him out. This means fewer accidents!
You can show your dog how to do tricks, get some treats. Start by commanding the animal to lie down. Next, you must hold one treat close to the floor off to one side of their head and slowly bring it up and over the dog’s head to the opposite side. He should then roll over while following the treat. When they roll over, yell “roll over.” Keep doing this until they do it just with the command. Make sure you are patient because this is likely to take several attempts. However, your dog will eventually learn this command.
“Leave it” is a command that should be taught and reinforced early on. You can use this command for a number of purposes. For example, it is used to prevent the dog from chewing on something or even to guide them out of harm’s way.
Dogs need an hour or more of exercise each day, aside from their potty breaks. When your dog gets adequate exercise, he can be trained more effectively and it can bring out your dog’s good behavior. An exercised dog leads to having a responsive and happy dog.
Training a dog is beneficial for everyone. It makes the dog happy, the owner happy and the neighbors happy. Using this article’s advice, you will have plenty of ideas to get started.