When you engage in training your dog, everyone will be happier in the end. Give some of the following tips a shot. Keep reading for advice on training your dog.
Make sure you remain controlled when rewarding your dog. Once your dog follows your command, reward his behavior. Don’t let your own excitement get your dog excited or they will lose focus. Remain calm, expect them to be calm, and then award them when appropriate.
If you house train your puppy, keep in mind that everything that goes in is eventually coming back out. In order to foster routine toilet habits, give your dog good food between 2 and 3 times daily on a firm schedule. This ensures your dog won’t have accidents as you’ll know when to expect a trip outside.
You can train a pooch to roll over fairly quickly if you have some treats to hand out. Begin by getting the dog to lay down. Then hold one treat near his head and near the floor. Pull the treat over the dog until your hand is on the other side. He’ll follow your hand and roll over completely. Say “roll over” as you perform the maneuver. Be persistent and do not give up; it might take a while but will be worth it once they learn it.
As your dog progresses, you won’t need to exert so much control. If you can instill a healthy sense of obedience with an appreciation for your love, you and your dog are guaranteed to enjoy your time together. Do not allow them freedom all at once, they might lose what they learned.
If you approach a dog you do not know, do so slowly. Let the dog sniff the back or top of your extended hand. He’ll learn your scent and begin to have trust. Dogs are more likely to be friendly and obedient if they recognize you.
Pay attention to your tone when you are disciplining your dog. Dogs are great at understanding how their trainer feels. Back up your discipline with a stern, but not angry, tone of voice to communicate your displeasure.
Regardless of your dog’s age or level of training, he is sure to benefit from this advice. Remember to be patient when using these tips. Hopefully you and your dog will be happier than ever.