Bringing a new puppy home is a joyful experience. In the weeks that follow, that joy can turn into frustration. You may start to wonder if you made the right decision if things get out of hand. However, you can avoid this situation by teaching your dog what you expect from him. This article can teach you how to train your dog.
The space you share with your pet should be calm and relaxed. You should make sure they are calm when you come into the house or in the room that they are in. To help your dog learn this behavior, ignore him when you enter the room. after you have been in there a few minutes, acknowledge him.
The first step in dog training is commanding control. He needs to know that you are the authority before he will let you train him. Don’t let your dog control the direction or pace of your walks.
When training your dogs, always use the same tone of voice and volume level when you give a command. This will let him know you are serious and he needs to listen. Doing this also ensures that your dog will know the difference between your “you’re in trouble” voice and your “do as I say” voice.
Don’t approach a strange dog too quickly. Hold our your hand and slowly move closer. This gives the dog an opportunity to learn your scent. After the dog knows your scent, he is unlikely to fear you and may be more willing to heed your command.
Make sure food and outside time are scheduled to help break your dog into being an inside dog. This gives you important forehand knowledge to prevent accidents and your dog an association of cause and effect to follow. Being consistent will teach the dog to hold it until it is time to go outside.
You need to teach your dog how to walk when on a leash. This helps keep both you and your dog safe when going on walks.
Pay attention to how much time you spend training in one session. Dogs can only handle a short amount of training at a time, so don’t overdo it. Training sessions should be limited to about 10 minutes of time or less.
When house training your new puppy, accidents are likely to happen from time to time. Immediately clean up every accident for training purposes. If the mess stays on the area for too long, it can leave a scent behind that your animal may return to in the future to do his business. There are many products on the market that can help with this, so check with your local pet shop.
It is possible to teach your pup to wait to eliminate, if you are consistent in your training. When you are at home, spend time with your dog and take him outside every hour. Give him praise when he goes to the bathroom outside. Try not to get angry and reprimand your dog if he/she goes in the house. He does not know better, and shouting at him will only make things worse. Your dog should be taken outside when he emerges from his crate, and within 15 minutes of eating or drinking.
Ensure that your dog knows the rules to follow, and be consistent; this will teach it right from wrong. You will need to have these rules enforced by everyone in your home. Anytime someone else deviates from what you are teaching, your efforts are less effective.
Even though it may not be easy, you should always be patient with your dog. Your dog doesn’t understand your language and is not a human being. Your dog gets cues from your body and the tone of voice you are speaking in. You need to stay calm and just stop training if you seem to be getting frustrated.
Training your dog is built upon love, patience, and treats. The tips we have provided will get you and your pup started on the road to a wonderful, loving relationship for many years. Although changes may take awhile to happen, consistency will lead to happiness, for both you and your dog.