Many dogs are placed in shelters since they didn’t behave the way their owners wanted. Often, this can be avoided. A well-trained pooch can be a welcome addition to any 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.
You need to reward your dog to be successful. It’s very important to provide treats at the proper time. It can create confusion for dogs if rewards are sporadic and not administered at the correct times.
Training a dog to roll over is a pretty simple task, just make sure to have a few treats handy! The first step is to teach your dog to lay. The next step is to hold a treat close to the floor by the dog’s head then continue to move the treat over his head until you reach the other side. He’ll follow your hand and roll over completely. As he rolls over say out loud, “roll over.” Repeat this until he rolls over with the command alone. It may take some time for your dog to perfect the trick, but it’s a popular move and one that is sure to impress others.
You need to make certain your dog is having fun each day during training sessions. You can build a strong bond with dog by playing with the dog, and that in turn causes positive reactions during training. Although training your dog can be fun, you don’t really want to spend all your time in training mode.
Train your dog to stop barking with a treat. When it starts barking, show them the treat and say the command until it quits barking. Then, allow them to have the treat. By repeating this, the dog learns that silence brings treats.
You have to be consistent with your dog’s training. When more than one person is training your dog be sure that you are using the same word as a command and discipline. Your pet will have a better time at learning once it knows what response to expect from his behavior.
Keep training sessions with your puppy short. You need to keep your training sessions short so that your puppy pays attention. When you put too much training on the animal at one time, it can stress the animal and work against what you are trying to accomplish. So keep it short, intense, and create a great bonding and training routine for your new puppy.
In order to train a puppy to a leash, you must first place a collar around its neck during play. Your puppy needs to get used to wearing a collar before it can behave while you are walking it on a leash. Make sure you get a tag with your address to your dog’s collar.
It is never a good idea to provide a reward for bad behavior when attempting to end a particular negative behavior. If you do, he’ll think he’s the boss. An example would be a scenario in which you give your dog treats whenever it barks.
Above all else, consistency is the key to effective canine training. Have a list of your commands, and make sure that whomever else gives your canine commands knows these, too. Remember to always reward a good behavior and not a bad behavior. If the dog gets different responses from different people, he can get confused.
As has been proven in this piece, having a dog that is well-behaved, healthy and happy is not an impossibility. Making sure to train your dog, show it lots of love and care, and remember that his or her happiness is important. Abide by the advice above and you are on your way to owning a happy pet.