A properly trained dog will make the ideal pet for you. Properly trained and socialized dogs can be so much fun, and can turn owning a pet into a sheer joy. Read this article to begin improving the relationship you have with your dog.
Your dog’s diet plays a huge role in their training and establishing a definitive feeding routine is important. 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. Your dog will eat their food in the time that you have alloted.
Dogs should never be tied up close to each other. It is possible for the chains to become intertwined, and the animals can be hurt as they try to get free. If a large dog becomes tangled with a smaller one they could wrap up to the point the airway of the latter is closed off and the dog would die.
It is easy to train a roll with treats. Start by getting the dog to lay down. Then hold the treat at the side of the dog’s head and move it around it’s face to the other side. He will naturally use his nose to follow the treat, thus rolling over his whole body. As he is rolling over, give the “roll over” command, and do this repeatedly until he can roll over with just the command and without the treat. Do not let a lack of early success frustrate you. This takes repetition to nail down, but once you do, you will have the star dog on the block.
As your dog progresses in training, you can provide more freedom. It is important that you reach a balance between freedom and obedience in order to establish a satisfying relationship. Make sure you do not provide excessive freedom right away, or backsliding may occur.
Use your dog’s name as many times as you can, this will keep his attention on you. Make sure to use the dog’s name constantly when you first have him, so he can make the connection with his name and paying attention. For best results, the dog’s name should be short and not sound like any other word in the English language.
By being consistent you can teach your puppy to “hold it.” Try taking your dog outside each hour when you’re at home. If you dog uses the bathroom outside, praise him. If your dog has an accident in the home, do not scold him. It does not know better, and yelling will just scare him. Have the dog outside around 15 minutes post-meal or drink to ensure he can empty himself.
It’s important your dog always has an understanding of right from wrong. You will need to have these rules enforced by everyone in your home. It can erase what you have accomplished.
Work on making your dog’s memory stronger. Your dog should return to your side at all times under all conditions. Build up this behavior step-by-step or distractions will take over. Recall may save your dog’s life one day, so don’t skip out on this training, even though it can be time-consuming and challenging.
Many times people expect that training their puppy will be much more difficult and stressful that it actually is. If you just stay consistent it is easy to train a pet.