When you choose a dog from an animal rescue, its behavior may be quite a bit more subdued at the shelter than it will be once it settles into your home. There is hope! You can train aggressive or naughty behaviors out of your dog.
Dogs have tunnel vision and will focus on one thing to the exclusion of all else. If you are consistent and use repetition, your dog will start to wait for your signals before focusing on something.
As your dog becomes better when it comes to puppy training, you can start giving it more freedom. Maintaining a proper balance between obeying your commands and having some freedom will lead to a happier dog. Just make sure your dog is properly trained before giving him so much slack.
“Leave it” is an important command to teach, starting when you bring your dog home. This command teaches them to cease chewing on furniture or items around the house and it keeps them safe from filthy or hazardous items outside.
When your dog does something unacceptable, make sure that it becomes known. This will not harm your dog if done gently, but it will be uncomfortable. It won’t take much time for your dog to associate the unpleasant squeeze with jumping on a person, and he will quickly refrain from doing so.
Primary reinforcement is an important part of any training program. Primary reinforcement uses the things that your dog loves as rewards for positive behavior. Primary reinforcement could be treats or giving your dog a belly rub. This will teach your dog how to get something he already wants.
Pay attention to your tone when you are disciplining your dog. Dogs tend to be well in tune with how their trainers are feeling. It is okay to be stern when disciplining your dog.
Many dog owners are surprised by the ease with which dog training can be integrated into their schedules. They are further amazed when they begin
to see great results in no time at all. Try out these tips if you are having problems with your dog.