Dogs need to be programmed correctly, much like a TV remote. Working capabilities are there, but like a remote, a person must help it work with their TV. The potential is already within your dog, you just have to use the tips below to bring it out.
Make it clear to your dog that their crate is their home. All meals and water bowls should be placed within the crate. The crate will then become associated with the food they love.
Correcting a dog should be done quickly and concisely. Do not rant on at length to your dog telling them how they were bad. Just say no, then let them know what behavior you want to see. Make sure your voice sounds firm and businesslike.
When your dog is a room make sure you are calm when you come in. It’s always great to to be playful and upbeat, but a calm environment is ideal when you first enter a room. When you ignore the dog on entry, they shouldn’t bother you about playing.
Reward good behavior during training with control. Once your dog follows your command, reward his behavior. While you might be pleased, acting too excited may cause the dog to get agitated, lessening your control. Stay calm, require calm from the dog, and give the reward.
Dogs generally focus on one thing while ignoring everything around them, unless something interrupts that intense focus. Once your dog knows his attention command, you will be able to coerce him to ignore almost anything.
Be careful not to reward bad behaviors without realizing it. Withhold treats and attention when your dog exhibits any undesirable behaviors. You should not pet your dog when it jumps on you or acknowledge its barking.
As training progresses, dogs can be given more freedom because they are more reliable. The spectrum of freedom and obedience gives your dog the happy life he deserves. Do not allow them freedom all at once, they might lose what they learned.
Every day, try to allow your pet to have an hour or so of exercise. This is on top of regular training lessons and restroom breaks. This exercise will ensure that your dog is focused when it is training time. A dog who has received plenty of exercise is happier and more responsive.
Once you have worked with your dog and taught him what you want him to know, you just need to practice these skills. Dogs love to make their owners happy, and a happy owner is one with an obedient dog.