If you have a natural-born obedient dog, then consider yourself lucky. Unfortunately, the majority of dogs require some form of training. This may be needed to prevent them from destroying your home or jumping on strangers. Apply this advice as you work hard to groom a happy and healthy member of your family.
Try to see things from your dog’s eyes. As advanced creatures, we humans have problems accepting when our dogs aren’t picking up new skills as fast as we’d like. Try to think the way your dog does. Your dog may not understand because it hasn’t been said enough.
You need to adhere to a specific feeding routine for your dog. Train your dog to understand that the food bowl will be removed 10-15 minutes after you have fed him. This will help get him on a schedule. Remove the bowl when he is done eating.
A puppy should have chew toys to get him through the teething pains. Keep other things out of his reach. Instead of allowing it to continue chewing on your important furniture or toys, provide a well-loved chew toy. If painful teething is the problem, let the puppy chew on a wet washcloth that has been frozen.
Dogs have a short attention span and you will have to attract his attention. With frequent practice, your dog will begin to focus on you and the signals you are giving him instead of other distractions.
Crate training requires crates of the correct size. Do not forget that all puppies will grow up. Choose a crate that your puppy can grow in, but won’t grow out of. The dog must have enough room to lie down and turn around without getting crowded.
Never reinforce your dog’s bad behaviors. This means that you should never reward your dog, with treats or attention, for doing something you’re trying to train it out of. For instance, don’t pat your dog on the head if it’s jumping up on you.
You need to train the dog to walk the right way using his leash. This is important for the safety of your pet, and it is also beneficial for you as well.
Training needs to continue during the dog’s life. Your dog doesn’t stop learning just because it’s no longer a puppy. You need to concentrate on positive behavior to make sure of ongoing obedience. When you do this, negative behavior should stop.
Don’t despair if your pooch is acting crazy. Patience and information are all that are required to train that dog. Make use of the tips you just read to minimize the hardship involved in training your dog while maximizing the results at the same time.