If you have a dog that is poorly behaved, learning more about puppy training can really help your dog become more obedient. Ahead are some of the suggestions and advice you will need to meet your goals in canine training.
Make sure your teething puppy has a bunch of chew toys readily available to him, and keep other things he likes to chew on away from him. Immediately replace it with one of his designated chew toys. If your puppy seems to be suffering a lot from teething, a frozen washcloth to chew on can give him some relief.
The first step in dog training is commanding control. Be friendly with your dog, but also be firm. Always walk in front, in the leadership position, letting your dog follow behind.
Training your dog to start rolling over is easy, but be sure to have some treats. First, place your dog in the “down” position. Next, you must hold one treat close to the floor off to one side of their head and slowly bring it up and over the dog’s head to the opposite side. The dog ought to follow his treat with the nose, prompting him to flop his entire body over. While he rolls, say “roll over” and repeat this action until he is able to roll over with only the command. Never become frustrated if it does not happen right away. Once he does learn how, he will be a celebrity among other dogs.
Keep training sessions 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.
Use the same hand signal or voice command to get your dog’s attention. Start each command by calling the dog’s name. His name will catch his attention and then he’ll know you’re speaking to him. Dogs often respond to their name immediately and know you intend for them to pay attention.
Training is a lifetime endeavor. The dog does not stop learning as it grows older. You need to concentrate on positive behavior to make sure of ongoing obedience. When you do this, negative behavior should stop.
If you want to train a new puppy to walk on a leash, the first step is to put a collar on the young puppy while you are playing with him. When he is comfortable in the collar, he’ll be ready to learn how to walk on a leash, too.
When it comes to having a well-behaved dog, it is important to introduce him to social situations early and often. Dogs must learn how to behave around both humans and other dogs. It will help your dog adjust to new environments better, also.
Dogs need to play so always give your dog time to be a dog and to engage in normal canine behaviors. Dogs need a healthy diet, a place where they can run, and items to keep them occupied.
Use your pet’s name in a positive connotation much more frequently than you do as part of a reprimand. Your dog will obey a call to its name and come when you call only if the name is associated with good things.
It is important you use a crate to properly train your dog. Let your dog roam free each day, though, or crate training could have adverse effects. A dog trained in a create will have less accidents with time.
It is important to use a wide spectrum of treats when training your dog. Your dog can’t think that the treats you are giving out are just ordinary and not associated with his actions. If you use unusual treats from the very beginning, your dog is more likely to pay attention to you.
Use all the resources out there, like magazines books and television when you are training your dog. Chat with others who own the same breed you have in order to gain new ideas. Customize your training program for your dog based on what you learn.
If you want to be successful at dog obedience training, you must be willing to commit to a specific amount of time on a consistent basis. A regular, consistent training program will make it easier for a dog to learn. Simply being with your dog each day lends a sense of trust and consistency to your dog’s perspective of you. Doing these things for your dog will ensure your place as the pack leader.
Fetch is a great way to teach a dog you’re the boss. Your dog will begin to think it is the leader if it can drop the ball and make you go and pick it up. When you insist that the ball be brought to you every time, you will teach the dog that this is what is expected of him whenever he has the ball.
Train your dog by reinforcing positive behavior. Negative behavior should be ignored. Punishment can adversely affect your dog and cause behavior problems. Negative reinforcement does not encourage trust between you and your dog. When you praise your dog because he has done something good, he’ll be more apt to keep doing it.
Bad behavior must be called out in the moment. Correct your dog in a firm tone of voice. Do not yell and/or hit your dog at all. Immediately react to bad behaviors so they know the cause of the punishment. Your dog will quickly forget what it did. If you do not do it right away they will not know why you are telling them.
Like humans, each dog learns differently. If your dog is relaxed and easygoing, positive reinforcement will likely produce the desired results. An aggressive and dominant animal will require more forcible training and commands. If you are not seeing the types of results you desire, it might be best to rethink your current approach in favor of something more novel.
Hopefully you have a new-found confidence about training your first dog. After you begin using what you have learned, you will find your dog responding to you more positively.