To a new owner, training a dog may seem like an impossible task. There are many different ideas and theories out there, and the sheer amount of information can be overwhelming. Read on for some simple, basic tips arranged to help you get started.
Timing is critical during puppy training, and you must spend sufficient time on training without doing too much. Start small and build up a bit daily. See where your dog starts not paying attention to the training session.
When crate training a young puppy you must be consistent. Shortly after you allow your puppy to exit the crate, he must be given the chance to relieve himself in the designated area. Eventually, your dog will wait until you let him out of his crate to relive himself.
During the canine training process, take care not to inadvertently reinforce bad behavior. This means that you should never reward your dog, with treats or attention, for doing something you’re trying to train it out of. You should not pet your dog when it jumps on you or acknowledge its barking.
The first thing your dog must learn is who the boss is. Your dog will neither obey nor respect you if he believes he is the leader of your household. Always walk in front, in the leadership position, letting your dog follow behind.
To strengthen your training efforts, you can use a designated verbal command to help your animal understand what your expectations are and when they have been fulfilled. The word “yes” can be the bridge between rewards and good behavior.
You should never do long sessions of training. When your dog doesn’t get bored, they’ll be a better training partner. If you want to train more you should always give yourself and dog a break.
Before you train your puppy, teach him his name and bond with him. Simply start by calling his name as often as possible. Once he learns his name, you can encourage him to come to you when called. You should teach your puppy these words first. Spending a lot of time interacting and playing with your puppy is the best way to establish a bond of love and trust. This will make it easier to train him as he gets older.
Hopefully, the tips you have read here have offered you some helpful ideas. Remember these tips as a guide to helping you train your dog, so both you and your dog will be very happy.