There are many reasons why dogs get trained. While certain dogs are trained for hunting or protection, others are just trained for their owner’s convenience. Dogs have always been willing to please their owners — this is why they are known as “man’s best friend.” This characteristic ensures they will make a great companion and pet. This article will give you some great tips for training your dog in a way that makes you both happy.
Try to see things from your dog’s perspective. When your dog is slow to learn, you may become frustrated. Try putting thinking like your dog would, rather than quitting. Understanding their perspective can help you have sympathy for their position.
Do not tie up several dogs in close proximity to each other. Their chains could get tangled up and as they struggle to get free; there is a good chance the dogs can get injured. In the worst case, a large dog might be able to strangle or crush a smaller one, entirely by accident, while trying to free itself.
Try not to reinforce bad behavior in your dog by accident. Thus, you must not reward the dog if it does something you are working to stop. Don’t scratch the dogs back, give it a snack or reward it in any way if it jumps, barks or does anything you don’t approve of.
It is not difficult to teach a dog how to roll over, and having some treats on hand makes it easier. Firstly, have the dog lie down. Next, hold the treat close to the floor near its head, and bring it up over the dog’s head as you place it on the other side. He’ll follow your hand and roll over completely. Say the command, “roll over” when he rolls over. It will probably take multiple attempts, but you will be the talk of the town when the trick is learned.
When giving a command to your dog, you should always use the exact same kind of voice and the same volume. An authoritarian tone informs your dog he is expected to obey. Additionally, it distances discipline commands from normal commands.
Make sure food and outside time are scheduled to help break your dog into being an inside dog. Before the dog goes to the bathroom on your carpet, you will know when it has to go outside. When a dog has a schedule, they also learn the valuable skill of “holding it” until you take him for his next scheduled trip outside.
One of the very first commands you should teach a new puppy is the “leave it” command, which tells them to drop an item and step back from it. It ensures they don’t eat food they shouldn’t, chew on items not intended to be chewed on or even pick up dangerous or poisonous items in their mouth.
If your dog is a jumper, squeeze his paws when he jumps on you to let him know he cannot do this any longer. This will not hurt if done lightly, but it will be an uncomfortable feeling. 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.
Dogs are trained for a variety of reasons. Dogs are known as “pleasers”, which makes a well-trained dog a joy to be around. This article should have provided you with tips to train your dog well.