Has your dog been misbehaving and stressing you out? If that’s the case, your dog might need more training. It might take more time and effort to train your dog but will be worth it in the long run. The following piece will give you advice on how to train your dog properly.

When you correct your dog verbally, those corrections should be short and focused on the behavior. Yelling and screaming at your dog is counterproductive. Say NO and redirect your dog to the desired behavior. Pitch your voice in such a way that your dog will recognize your vocalizations as commands.

TIP! Consistency is key in crate training a puppy. Shortly after you allow your puppy to exit the crate, he must be given the chance to relieve himself in the designated area.

Be sure to keep your dog active and engaged a great deal of the time. Dogs can get bored quite easily. When dogs are bored they are difficult to train. Your dog is going to be a lot more attentive when it has received enough exercise. Lead your dog on the path to fitness by walking or jogging every day.

Be careful not to reinforce negative behaviors. In basic terms, this means refusing to reward your dog, via attention or treats, for doing any action that you are trying to get them to stop doing. For instance, it will be difficult or impossible to train your dog not to jump on people if you give your pet a friendly neck-scratch when he or she jumps on you.

By training your dog, you are helping him to become a rule follower. Do not assume that your dog will remember his training all his life. That’s not a good idea, since animals and humans form and retain habits in a similar way. Therefore it is very important to maintain a good set of rules for your dog.

TIP! It takes many repetitions before a dog is able to learn new commands. You may need to repeat the same command lesson from 25 to 30 times before your dog learns it.

Always be sure to have a reward or tasty morsel for your dog when he follows a command or learns something new. They have to know that doing the right thing brings a happy ending. Doing so leaves no question as to whether a behavior is considered acceptable or strictly forbidden.

Let any dog you approach sniff your hand first so he can smell you. The dog will become familiar with your smell and recognize the scent in the future. When the dog becomes familiar with your smell, he will not fear you and will respond to your commands easier.

With the right training, both you and your pet can be more relaxed and enjoy life. Being consistent will help you to be successful. By remembering these things, you will be more successful in your endeavors.