Dogs are pets that are beloved and owned by many people. Puppies, like most baby animals, have mischievous streaks. Read on for training tips that apply to all dogs.
It is important that you also train your dog at mealtime with a specific routine. Teaching your dog to realize that when you place its food bowl down, it will be removed within 10-15 minutes, will help it understand that there is a feeding schedule to stick to. Doing so will encourage your pooch to eat efficiently.
Stay in control as you reward your dog’s good behavior. When your dog responds to a command in the right way, you should reward this behavior when he is calm. While you might be pleased, acting too excited may cause the dog to get agitated, lessening your control. Remain calm, expect the dog to be calm and provide appropriate rewards.
Ensure that your dog eats well. A poor diet can negatively affect them in various ways. Without proper nutrition, your dog can suffer both physically and behaviorally. Something as simple as improving their diet can sometimes have a huge impact on how receptive they are to training.
Your dog needs to be active frequently. Don’t let your dog sit around with nothing to do. They won’t get any exercise that way and if they’re too bored, they might sniff around and get into some trouble. Dogs that lose interest are hard to train. When your dog gets regular exercise, he will be much happier and will pay attention more easily. Walk or run your dog frequently.
Never reinforce your dog’s bad behaviors. Never give your dog any treats or special attention for doing bad things. If your dog leaps on you when you return home and you wish to discourage this behavior, you must ignore him and go about your business. Even negative attention from you can cause the behavior to continue.
To house train your dog, you should make sure that your dog follows a regular feeding and elimination schedule. This allows you to know when your dog has to go and take him outside to do his business before your carpet gets ruined. A schedule will train your dog to know when he will get to go out next.
Your training sessions should be short. The attention spans of dogs can be limited, and therefore it is necessary to keep training segments brief so that the animals do not grow bored and disinterested. If you want a long session, make sure that your dog has a break in between.
When your pet hears you speak the word ‘no’, your dog must understand that a response is not expected. Stick to positive training methods, as they can help the most. It takes more than a single syllable to elicit the desired response from your dog. Every dog and every situation is different. This means that their training must be tailored accordingly.
Keep training sessions with your puppy short. Puppies have short attention spans and they cannot focus too much, so have shorter sessions and try to be positive during them every time. If you try to rush and throw in too much information, your puppy will not remember the lesson and you’ll have a harder time training him.
Having a well-kept home and owning a dog doesn’t have to be a ‘one or the other’ scenario. While a dog can cause quite a bit of destruction, and make a mess in your home, proper puppy training will alleviate most of these issues. Apply this advice to create a more peaceable existence with your precious dog.