Having a well-behaved dog can lead to a much better relationship between you and your pet. Dogs that behave well are a pleasure and will fill your days with brightness. Use these great tips to work with your pet and build a healthier, happier environment for both of you!
Make sure your dog is up and active often. Dogs can get bored easily. A bored dog is very difficult to train. You will find that your dog will pay more attention to you when it is exercised and happy. Bring your dog along when you walk or jog.
If you have a focal point for your dog to pay attention to, he will ignore all other distractions he would normally be tempted to watch. If you do it enough times, your dog will wait for your signals instead of focusing on other things.
Make certain you’re consistent when you are crate training your young puppy. When you allow the puppy to come out of the crate, you have to immediately and without fail give him the chance to relieve his bladder. In time, the dog will have the ability to exercise restraint when it comes to nature’s call.
When house-breaking your puppy, choose a specific phrase to use when it’s time to go outdoors. Every time you take him outside, tell him “go potty,” (use whatever phrase you have chosen) and this will help him learn to focus and remember what he has gone outside to do.
Limit the duration of training sessions. By spending too long on any single thing, your dog will likely become very bored and antsy. Limit the amount of time you train at first to less than 10 minutes.
Primary reinforcement is the method commonly used to train dogs. Primary reinforcement uses something that is inherent for the dog to love as a reward for good behavior. Use things such as treats or petting your dog to reinforce good behavior. This way, the dog can learn how he can get things he wants.
The best way to train a dog is by using positive reinforcement. Your dog should be rewarded with both small treats and happy words. Do not yell at your dog or hit him. Not only are those things ineffective, but they are also cruel. You should talk to them in a stern voice but always be nice to them if they do a good thing.
A first step to training a puppy is get him used to hearing his name. Call his name every time you do something or want him to do something. Teach him that he needs to run to you when his name is called. This should be the first thing you teach your puppy. Spending lots of time will create a strong bond with your puppy, and will lead to unbreakable trust. If the puppy trusts you, he will be easier to train later.
Training a dog is easier than many people think. With the right information and technique, the process does not have to be complicate. Simple changes to our behavior and techniques can bring a big improvement to our dogs behavior.