Dogs need to be programmed correctly, much like a TV remote. The capabilities to work are already there in the remote but a person needs to manipulate it to get it to work with the TV. Dogs have the ability to be trained. However, a person must utilize the advice provided here in order for their dogs to showcase their best abilities.
When you correct your dog verbally, those corrections should be short and focused on the behavior. Do not go on and on about how bad the dog is behaving. Say no and give them a command to do the right thing. Do not scream, but rather use a loud and firm voice so they understand that you are serious.
Always reward good, calm behavior. Give your dog a treat after they properly respond to your commands, but only if they are nice and calm. Though you may be happy with the accomplishment, excitement on your part leads to excitement on their part and diminishes control of the situation. Set a good example by rewarding them calmly.
Your dog needs to be active frequently. Just like humans, dogs can become bored easily. When dogs feel bored, they are much more stubborn when it comes to training. Your dog will pay better attention to commands, as well as play with you more, when he has been exercised properly. Walk or run your dog frequently.
As you train your dog, be sure to create verbal cues to make your pet know that he is doing what you want it to do. Using a positive word such as “yes” will fill the time between the performance of the desired behavior and the delivery of the reward.
Dogs need routine, so feed your dog at the same time every day. This also helps with training. This way, you are aware of when your dog will need to do his business, and you can take him outside before an accident occurs. This helps your puppy learn to “hold it” for a bit, until he knows it’s time to go out and will help save you money on carpet cleaning.
A pet owner who can help a dog reach its potential will have an easy time and a long, enjoyable life spent in the company of an obedient animal. Dogs love to make their owners happy, and a happy owner is one with an obedient dog.