Before you get a dog, you should ask yourself if you are responsible enough to have one and train it. Whether it be basic or advanced training of your dog, teaching proper behavior and good social skills is important to your pet’s stability and safety. Here are some useful tips on finding a proper trainer, or becoming a good one yourself.
Set a schedule and routine for feeding your dog from the very beginning of your relationship. He has to know when the food will arrive and it should be on schedule, but he also needs to know when the food will be removed again. Before long, your dog will complete its meal before the time comes for you to take the dish away.
Make sure that there is a calm environment in the room where your dog is. It is okay to have play time, but when you enter a room your dog should be calm. Calmly enter the house and ignoring your dog until you are ready to interact with him.
Make sure that the only items your dog can reach are chew toys that are specifically made for dogs. Give the dog one of its own chew toys right away. A frozen washcloth is a great way to help your pup ease his teething pain.
You should not tie up multiple dogs where they can reach each other, no matter how friendly they are. The chain of one dog could become wrapped around the other and, as the dogs struggle to free themselves, one or both could be injured. If a big dog is tangled up with a little one, they may get so wrapped up that air passages are blocked off, and one could potentially die.
The first step of training your pooch should be to assert your control. Your dog must see you as a leader, or they will not follow your commands. When you walk your dog, walk in front of him to establish leadership.
Your dog should learn he doesn’t need to respond when you say ‘no’. When training your dog, you’ll have to find a way to give positive reinforcement. Saying ‘no’ is not a good command, and the dog won’t know how to react. Dogs need tailored training to pull through.
To train your dog efficiently, you must learn how to be firm with it. Never scream at your dog, you need to do the right thing and be nice to them and stern at the same time. This approach helps to reinforce your relationship with the animal.
Use a steady and commanding tone when speaking to your dog. Dogs are very intuitive. Use a stern voice when you are correcting your dog.
You should always try to be aware of any other dogs when you are going for a walk with your dog. Certain dogs have an aggressive streak – don’t be under the assumption that the owner has taken the time to train them. If you see a dog that seems to be unsociable or defensive, you must avoid it.
You should always take your dog around people when they are a puppy to get them used to it. Your pet must know how to behave when it is around other humans and dogs – this isn’t something you could teach it otherwise. This will help reduce any sporadic behavior within new environments, too.
Don’t give up when you’re training your dog. You have to regularly enforce rules with your dog, so he won’t unlearn what you have made it learn. Food and shelter are lifelong needs for your dog, and training is no different.
These tips should help you and your dog have an enjoyable relationship. Training your dog makes ownership a rewarding experience. Training will ensure that you and your dog have many happy years together.