For a beginner, training your dog can sometimes be intimidating. There are many different ideas and theories out there, and the sheer amount of information can be overwhelming. Below are just a few tips to assist you in getting started at training your dog effectively.
Teething can be painful which is why your puppy chews on things, so always give him a choice of chew toys to keep him from getting into trouble. You need to replace that with a designated chew toy. If your puppy is in a lot of pain due to teething, a frozen wet washcloth is ideal for him to chew on.
Primary reinforcement should be used when training your dog. With primary reinforcement, you use something that your dog loves when it needs to be rewarded for positive behavior. You can use food or a nice belly rub as primary reinforcements. This will teach your dog how to get something he already wants.
When training a dog, be sure you get their attention the same way. Your commands should always begin with your dog’s name. You can get their attention by doing this and then use the command. Dogs quickly recognize their name which allows you to get their attention.
Teach your dog no response is needed for the word ‘no’. If you are training a pet, find a positive way to reward them. The word ‘no’ itself is not enough to make your dog understand they need to stop what they are doing. Not all dogs are the same, and their training needs will vary.
The first thing you should do when training a puppy is teach him to understand his name. Repeat his name regularly, so he will learn to come to you when he hears it. This is the first set of commands you should teach your new puppy. Spend ample time with the puppy to create a bond. This will build trust between the puppy and you. This will make him more receptive in receiving advanced training in the future.
Toilet training is as much your responsibility as theirs. Learn the signs that your dog needs to use the restroom. If your dog is pacing or whining, you need to take them outside. Don’t put it off when your dog is doing these things. Grab a leash and take your dog to a designated spot in your yard. Reward the dog for using the bathroom outdoors. With some time, your dog will be able to tell you when he needs to go outside.
Utilizing the fore-mentioned tips can enable you to curb common training problems and misconceptions. If you keep these tips in the back of your mind when it’s time to train your dog, it will kick-start your training into an ultra-efficient routine.