Many people love having a pet in the family, and dogs are the most popular pet. During infancy and in the early months of their lives, dogs tend to exhibit a personality filled with mischief, often leading to unintentionally destructive behavior. Read on for training tips that apply to all dogs.
Whenever you have to correct your dog, make sure to speak using short and sharp language. Don’t scream and yell and throw a fit. Just tell them no, and redirect them to the task you are asking them to do. Your tone should be stern to let them know you are serious.
Stay in control as you reward your dog’s good behavior. Reward them only when your dog is calm after it performs a trick. Don’t get too excited, though, as your excitement may cause them to break their concentration. Set a good example by rewarding them calmly.
Ensure that your dog gets plenty of exercise and stimulation. Dogs can get bored easily. If your dog is not receiving enough mental stimulation, it may not respond well to training. If your dog is fit and content, he will be much more likely to heed your instructions. Be sure to go for jogs or walks with your dog regularly.
You should not tie up multiple dogs where they can reach each other, no matter how friendly they are. The two chains could get tangled up. This could panic you dogs as he tries to get free and he could potentially hurt himself. If one dog happens to be much larger than the other, the small dog could get tangled to the point that it could choke to death.
As your dog progresses in training, you can provide more freedom. You will find your dog to be more obedient and your dog will be happier. Like most things, too much freedom can be counterproductive, so exercise caution with certain liberties.
Start small when you begin to work on training your dog to give your dog an easy start. You will remain motivated if you can train it successfully right away, and your dog will get used to obeying you. Your training will become more productive.
Teach your dog that no response is required when you say ‘no’. When training your dog, you need to find positive ways to enforce your training. The word ‘no’ itself is not enough to make your dog understand they need to stop what they are doing. Make sure that your training regimen is unique to your specific dog.
Teach your dog not to bark with a simple command. Choose words to use, such as “quiet”, and when they bark, use the word or words and give them a treat when they stop. You could give your dog treats. If you continue to repeat this, the dog will figure out that it gets a treat if it is quiet when you say so.
Treats are great incentives when training a dog; however, treats can cause a dog to become overweight, so limit the number offered. Treats don’t spring to mind when thinking about a pet’s diet, but they have an impact – one that is magnified during the reward-heavy training process.
Make sure you’re aware of any other dogs in the area when walking your dog. It’s not always the owner that is responsible for a dog being aggressive. If you come across a dog that seems aggressive avoid it.
Stay as consistent as possible if you want your dog to learn how to delay going to the bathroom. Take him outside hourly to do his business. Give him praise when he goes to the bathroom outside. Don’t yell at your dog for having an accident. He doesn’t know better yet and punishment would serve no purpose. Instead, make the effort and take your dog outside 15 minutes after eating, and every 2 hours otherwise. Also, if you crate your dog, take him outside immediately after releasing him from the crate.
Challenge your dog to try new things and maintain the old things. Quiz him on what he knows, even if you know he’s still got it.
Whenever your dog misbehaves, ensure you don’t provide the wrong signals to your dog. If you are amused when he does something wrong, your dog will see the behavior as acceptable. This can seriously slow your training program, and cause considerable frustration for you. Even when it is amusing, you have to correct your dog, not reward him with laughter.
Consistency is key when it comes to training your dog. Being consistent pertains to words used for commands you want the dog obeying, to the words’s tone, and to rewards you provide the dog if he completes the command you teach him successfully.
Each dog will respond to certain training methods. For instance, a loving and calm dog will probably succeed with positive reinforcement, while a dog that is more aggressive may require negative reinforcement to honor your position of alpha. If your chosen training method is not working, then it may be time to consider another approach.
You can have both a clean, orderly house and a few dogs at the same time. Overactive or disruptive canines can challenge your attempts to keep your home neat and clean. Giving your dog proper training, however, can remedy this difficulty. Take advantage of the tips mentioned here, and you will be rewarded with a peaceful environment and a loving dog.