To have a happy life with your dog, you need to make sure that it is properly trained. You both understand what is expected out of each other. Once trained, you will not have to worry about behavior problems when taken out into public or left home alone. While the process takes considerable time and effort, training your dog to respect commands, do tricks, and behave properly will make it all worthwhile.
If you have to give your dog a verbal correction, be sure that they are sharp, to the point, and short. Don’t rant on to the dog about the thinks that he did wrong. Firmly say no and redirect them. It is also important to have good volume to your commands so that your dog understands that you are serious.
Timing is critical during training your dog; you need to take the time training, but don’t overdo it. Begin with a short session training and increase the time daily. Watch to see if the dog’s attention begins to fade during sessions.
Try to see things from your dog’s perspective. It is easy to get frustrated with your dog if they are not learning very basic things quickly or at all. Do not give up! Switch things up by thinking like a dog. Your dog may not understand because it hasn’t been said enough.
Ensure your dogs are active and getting a lot of exercises. Dogs can become bored easily. Not to mention that a bored dog is going to be more stubborn during training. Your dog will pay better attention to commands, as well as play with you more, when he has been exercised properly. Be sure to go for jogs or walks with your dog regularly.
When crate training a young puppy you must be consistent. Whenever you let your puppy out of the crate, he must be given the immediate chance to go potty. When done with consistency, your dog will trust you and wait for the right time to relieve himself.
Keep your dogs tied at a safe distance from each other. The restraints for each dog can become tangled and in an effort to free themselves, they can be injured. In the case that a large dog and small dog become entangled, the large dog’s rope or chain could cut off air circulation to the small dog, and it could be severely injured or die.
Training your dog centers around the establishment of rules. Once the rules have been set, your dog, and you, will find the relationship even more worthwhile! Keep in mind that you must continue to reinforce everything you have taught your dog. Keep his knowledge sharp and stay on top of any deviations in his behavior. When the time comes that you have trained your dog in the basics, the things you and he can achieve have no limit.