Loving your dog does not mean you are willing to let him go hog wild on your possessions. Sadly, your canine will not find your possessions to be as important as you do. If it can be chewed, it will be. The following paragraphs are full of canine training advice you can use to teach your dog many things, including cutting back on uninvited chewing.
Reprimands should be delivered quickly and in a sharp tone. Don’t berate your dog with a lengthy speech. Just say no, then let them know what behavior you want to see. Also make sure that the volume of your voice commands their attention and lets them know that you mean business.
It is important that you also train your dog at mealtime with a specific routine. Training your pet to expect when to get food will teach him a feeding schedule in which he could adhere to. Before long, your dog will learn to eat more quickly and efficiently.
Your dog needs to be active frequently. Boredom often befalls an inactive dog, or he may find himself in a “mutt rut” with a dull and listless routine. When a dog’s mind begins to wander, the training process loses its effectiveness. When your dog is happy and well-exercised, he will be more willing to pay attention to his training. Be sure to go for jogs or walks with your dog regularly.
Teaching your dog to not tug and pull when on his leash is an important part of his training. This will assure that the two of you are safe when you are out on walks.
Start your dog’s training by doing something it could easily learn. This will help you to see the progress you are making, regardless of how small or slow it is. It will also ensure that your dog truly comprehends each step of the training process. This will produce better results as you proceed with training.
Be cognitive of the duration of time you and your dog devote to training sessions. Spending too long on training exercises will start to bore the dog. Ten minutes is about the length of time a dog can handle.
Make sure your dog gets plenty of exercise in addition to scheduled training and potty break sessions. Your training will be easier and more effective if your dog gets good daily exercise. Your dog will be happier and more responsive when he gets the exercise he needs.
Training lessons should be kept short. Dogs have short attention spans. Having short training sessions will prevent training becoming a chore for your dog. Allow you dog a break every fifteen and then resume training if desired.
Primary reinforcement is key during training your dog. In this method the reward you use is something it is natural for your dog to want. You can use food or a nice belly rub as primary reinforcements. This will enable your dog to learn how to obtain something it is interested in having.
Most dogs learn best with positive reinforcement. Reward your pet using petting, small treats and positive vocal cues. Don’t ever yell at or hit your dog. Your dog will not respond well to these methods and will not understand what you want them to do. Be positive, firm and consistent to get great results while you train your dog.
When you get your puppy, be sure to create a bond to him by helping him learn his name. Use his name on a regular basis, and teach him that the appropriate response to hearing is name is to come over to you. There is no other word your puppy should be taught first. Spend lots of time with your dog, so it gets to know you and understands that you are to be trusted. This will help them become more receptive to harder training later.
Is your dog getting all their required nutrients? If your dog is not eating the right kind of diet, they might become inattentive, hyperactive or even sick. Find out what your dog’s breed needs in terms of nutrition and then meet those needs. Your vet is an excellent source of information on the appropriate diet and nutritional requirements of your dog.
Teach your dog to learn ‘down’. This is useful on its own, but also opens up other tricks. If you teach your dog how to get ‘down’, this might help in an emergency.
In conclusion, it is important to have a well-behaved dog. It ensures he’s safe and your home is, too. Use the tips here and your training will help the dog to stop chewing.