When walking your dog, it is important that your dog follows your lead and doesn’t drag you down the sidewalk. The piece below offers critical dog training advice suitable for every owner.
If you plan on using a crate as part of your puppy’s training routine, introduce the apparatus and its’ functions very gradually. Eventually they will become comfortable with the crate and you can then try to shut the door to the crate. When they allow the door to shut you can give them a treat through the wiring. Keep them in the crate for a small duration and slowly increase that duration. If they get upset, it’s too fast.
If you want a well-trained dog, you must be willing to offer generous and appropriate rewards. Unless you offer treats appropriately and frequently, it’s almost impossible to keep him motivated and interested. It can create confusion for dogs if rewards are sporadic and not administered at the correct times.
A dog has an inquiring mind and will look at one thing for quite a while until its attention is broken. Dogs learn by repetition so with continued training, your dog will immediately focus on what you are saying.
Keep your sessions short to accommodate a short attention span. Spending too much time just on one aspect of training will bore your dog and waste your efforts. Start off with individual training periods of no more than 10 minutes.
If your dog jumps when you don’t want him to, gently squeeze his paws. If done lightly, it won’t hurt the dog, but it’ll make them uncomfortable. It won’t take much time for your dog to associate the unpleasant squeeze with jumping on a person, and he will quickly refrain from doing so.
Training sessions with your dog are best when kept short. Your dog’s memory and attention span is short, keep the training this way. Allow you dog a break every fifteen and then resume training if desired.
Start by teaching your puppy his name. Use his name on a regular basis, and teach him that the appropriate response to hearing is name is to come over to you. There is no other word your puppy should be taught first. Spending lots of time will create a strong bond with your puppy, and will lead to unbreakable trust. The puppy will be more open to more training down the line.
Avoid accidents if you want to housebreak your dog. Watch your dog and recognize the signs that he is ready for a trip outdoors. Pacing and whining are common signs. If you see your dog doing this, let it out! Immediately pick up the leash and go outside to a preferred spot. Praise your dog when he does his business where he is supposed to. The dog will eventually give you a sign when he needs to go out.
Most people fail at training your dog because they haven’t properly prepared themselves. Hopefully this article has given you a deeper understanding of what it will take to properly train your dog.