Dogs, regardless of their size, tend to have a general attitude about how they behave. Someone with a good grasp of these universal doggy traits should be able to successfully train almost any sort of dog. Luckily, if a person does not yet understand this particular state of mind, they can read the tips below and learn the ropes.
Your dog’s diet plays a huge role in their training and establishing a definitive feeding routine is important. Develop a feeding schedule, and be consistent with the routines so you can teach your dog what to expect and how to behave. Your dog will learn to eat in a few minutes instead of going back to the food bowl all day long.
Make sure your dog is up and active often. Don’t let your dog sit around with nothing to do. They won’t get any exercise that way and if they’re too bored, they might sniff around and get into some trouble. Bored dogs are harder to train. Your dog will be more relaxed and willing to listen if he is exercised frequently. Go for a long walk with your dog.
Consistency is very important when you are crate training your puppy. As soon as you let your dog out of the crate, take him to his potty location. Your puppy will eventually become able to relieve itself less frequently.
Don’t expect your dog to learn a command the first time you say it. It’s very common to repeat a command up to 50 times before your dog can learn it. Being patient while trying the same task or command will allow your dog to understand it.
Crate training requires crates of the correct size. Puppies will grow up quite quickly. Select a crate that is large enough for them to fit in when they are older. Your dog should be able to easily turn around and sleep without being overly crowded.
Teaching any dog how to roll over can be pretty easy. Make sure you’ve got a few tasty treats handy before beginning. First, have your pet to lay down. Hold a treat between your forefingers near the left side of your dog’s head, and then slowly pass the treat in front of his face and to the opposite side. Your dog is probably going to follow the treat in your hand with his nose, which means he will rollover his whole body. As he rolls, state the command “roll over” in a firm tone. Repeat the process until your dog associates the command with the action. Don’t get frustrated if it takes a few tries, once he learns this trick he’ll be the star of the dog park!
You must teach your dog how to walk correctly when the leash is attached. This is important for the safety of your pet, and it is also beneficial for you as well.
In order to prevent your dog from jumping on you, grab its paws anytime he jumps on you and gently squeeze them to inform them that this isn’t acceptable behavior. It is uncomfortable but a non-painful experience for the dog. It won’t take long for your dog to associate the unpleasant sensation with the act of jumping up, and he will quickly stop doing so.
You will be a better master if you understand your dog. When you understand how your dog learns, you can develop a training program specifically tailored to your dog. Once someone knows a bit more about dogs, training becomes easier and more likely to work.