Lots of dogs go to shelters simply because their owners become disappointed in them, though this does not need to be the case. A trained dog will be a healthy and happy member of your family. It need not be difficult to transform your dog into a dog that meets that description; all you have to do is follow some simple steps and put in a bit of time.
Rewards are essential to effective training. It’s very important to provide treats at the proper time. Dogs won’t know why they’re being rewarded if you’re not consistent.
If you house train your puppy, keep in mind that everything that goes in is eventually coming back out. Feed your pooch several times daily at the same hour. This ensures your dog won’t have accidents as you’ll know when to expect a trip outside.
Your dog must respect you in order for training to work. Your dog will not respect or obey you, unless you let him know that you are the boss. It is important to walk ahead of your dog when taking him for a walk. This will let him know that you are the leader.
Having a regular feeding schedule makes house training much easier by putting their elimination needs on a schedule as well. This allows you to know when your dog has to go and take him outside to do his business before your carpet gets ruined. This will also teach your dog “hold it” until her next trip outside.
As you train the dog, patience is essential. A patient attitude will make the training process less stressful for the both of you. Don’t forget that dogs aim to please, however they often don’t understand what you want.
As we have discussed in this article, owning a happy, healthy, and well-adjusted dog is not an impossible dream. It’s your job to train them to get them to that state. Keep the tips in this article in mind and you’ll have a great dog in no time.