Most people love dogs, because of the love and enjoyment they can bring. A puppy is quite a bit of work. Training is a necessary part of a puppy. You will soon have a well-trained dog if you use the above advice.
You must repeat all new commands. It may take as many as fifty repetitions before your dog learns the command. Continue trying the same command and be patient, your dog will get it.
As your dog responds to his training, you can begin to allow him more freedom. The key to a satisfying life for your dog is a balance of freedom and obedience. Just be careful not to overdo it on the freedom initially as it can set your training your dog efforts back.
Approach an unfamiliar dog slowly, offering only the backside of your hand for his inspection. This lets the dog get accustomed to your smell and he will be more trusting towards you. After he knows you and your scent, it is easier to command him.
When house training your pup, you should adhere to a regular schedule of feeding and elimination. 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. A schedule is a great way to train a dog how to hold in their needs till they can go out.
Never stop training your dog. A dog does not stop learning after puppyhood. By reinforcing positive behavior, your dog will remain obedient, just as continued discipline can stop poor behavior from taking hold.
Identify what exactly it is that your dog is always barking at to help curb the behavior. It can be a sound, or being face to face with other people or other animals. Once the dog is acclimated, he’ll begin to see there is not reason to bark.
Use your dog’s name all the time, this will help focus him. Over time and repetition, the dog will begin to understand their name and that they are being spoken to. Give your dog a relatively short name, preferably one that isn’t likely to be confused with other words.
Be patient when you are training your puppy, there is no doubt that accidents are going to happen. Immediately clean up every accident for training purposes. Smells from urine and feces can linger in a carpet and attract your pet to return to the same spot for elimination. Your local animal store may have numerous products to help eliminate this.
Spray your dog with water to discourage bad behavior at home. This teaches them that these behaviors are unacceptable. Your dog will instead focus on good behaviors with more positive outcomes.
Canine training should be a fun and rewarding experience. Keep training sessions to more than 10 to 15 minutes to stay within your dogs’ attention span. Give him varied rewards, and don’t be stingy. Your dog should enjoy lots of praise for a job well-done. You and your dog should both enjoy training.
Keep your dog challenged regularly. Test what he knows by giving commands, even if you are sure that he has the skill mastered.
You must understand that older dogs have certain limitations. Older dogs may never learn all the tricks in the book. There may be strongly entrenched habits and attitudes in an older dog. Although you can teach them some new tricks, it’s probably best that you focus on undoing negative habits they have instead of trying to teach them cool new tricks.
If you are teaching ball-fetching, never chase your dog to get the ball away from him. He must always bring it to you because you are in charge. If your dog just lays the ball down, they will think they are in control. By doing this, your dog starts to learn what you want from him.
Make sure that your dog goes for his or her check-up when the time comes. If your efforts to train your dog continue to fail with no clear reason for doing so, it may be time to have his health checked out by a vet. Many times a dog can be in pain without you knowing it. It is important that you pay attention to your dogs behavior on a daily basis as it may be your only sign of illness. In some cases, a dog will show pain through being aggressive. If your dog has a regression in it’s toileting training, it may be an urinary tract infection.
Take the tips you have just learned and get busy training your dog. Be patient when training your dog, and most importantly, ensure your dog is aware of when their behavior is appropriate. These tips will not be mastered overnight, but you and your dog will soon get there.