Lots of dogs go to shelters simply because their owners become disappointed in them, though this does not need to be the case. Any dog can be happily trained when you do your research. It doesn’t have to be hard to train your dog, you will see that if you spend a little time it can be easy.
Dogs generally focus on one thing while ignoring everything around them, unless something interrupts that intense focus. If you keep up with his training, your dog will look to you more often for direction rather than looking to the environment.
Consistency is of the utmost importance when it comes to crate training. When your puppy gets out of its crate he will need to relieve himself. Doing so helps him learn when it is okay to go to the bathroom.
You need to teach your dog how to walk when on a leash. This is both for the dog’s safety and your own, as well.
Set small, easy goals when you start training your dog. You will both get instant gratification and establish a good foundation which you and your dog can build on. This gives you greater results when training.
When training your dog, use discretion and regard for your dog’s attention span. Spending too long on training exercises will start to bore the dog. The first few sessions especially should be kept under 10 minutes.
Have a good time while training your dog. You can build a strong bond with dog by playing with the dog, and that in turn causes positive reactions during training. Despite the fun the two of you will have during training, it is important to set aside time that is designated to enjoyment only, with no work or training involved.
Exercise your dog for at least an hour each day in addition to regular outside potty breaks and training sessions. This exercise will ensure that your dog is focused when it is training time. Keep in mind that a dog that’s been exercised regularly is happier and more responsive to your commands.
Continue training throughout the dog’s entire life to ensure positive results. Your dog doesn’t stop learning just because it’s no longer a puppy. You have to train your dog to keep up the good work so it never reverts to bad habits.
With consistency, you can train your dog to hold on longer. Take him outside hourly to do his business. If he goes outside to the toilet, praise him. Do not scold the dog if he relieves himself inside the house. He doesn’t know better yet and punishment would serve no purpose. Always take the dog out about 15 minutes after he eats or drinks anything, as well as every time he comes out of his crate.
As it was stated previously, having a well-behaved and happy dog in your family is very possible. The needs of your pet need to be paramount in your mind when it comes time to train your animal. Properly training your dog will really make life easier on your both.