Hooray! What will the next step be? Proper training will benefit both you and your canine companion. The following tips will teach you everything you need to know to properly train you new pet.
When you’re working on training you dog, you must always try to teach it how to know that it’s their home. Feed your dog inside the crate with the door open. This creates a positive association between good food and their new crate.
Be careful not to reward bad behaviors without realizing it. This means that you should never reward your dog, with treats or attention, for doing something you’re trying to train it out of. If they jump on you, don’t pet them, for example.
As you start training your dog, establish verbal cues that let your dog understand when they have performed something correctly. The word “yes” may serve as a good gap-filler in between the dog’s good behavior and the giving of the reward.
Use your dog’s name often to ensure you have its attention. Use it often in the early days of training, so your pup learns that he should pay attention to you when you call his name. Make the name simple and easy for the puppy to recognize.
Alter your tone when speaking to your dog during your training. Commands, corrections and praise should all have their own tone in order to help your dog distinguish cause and effect with his and your behavior. The best advice is to use a firm voice for commands, a louder voice when correcting your dog and a higher voice when praising your dog.
Introduce social places frequently and early to your dog. They need to become aware of how they should act around other people and dogs. They can’t learn about it otherwise. This is the best way to prevent sporadic behavior in these situations.
Both owners and dogs are happy when the dog is well trained. With the use of these tips, you are well on your way to a successful puppy training relationship.