When you decide it's time to train your dog, it's very common to be a bit lost. Good dog-training skills come naturally to very few people. In order to train your pet properly, preparing yourself with some good advice is an excellent idea. The following tips and techniques will help you train your dog quickly and efficiently.
Your dog's diet should be healthy and balanced. There are many reasons why bad diets are bad news for your pet. This is not just bad for the dog's health; it may also play a role in their negative behavior. Sometimes, it is possible to improve your pet's behavior and cooperation simply by improving the quality of his or her diet.
Training your dog to start rolling over is easy, but be sure to have some treats. First, make your dog lay down. Then, hold the treat over your dog's head and swipe it above and around his head, causing him to roll over. He will naturally use his nose to follow the treat, thus rolling over his whole body. When they roll over, yell “roll over.” Keep doing this until they do it just with the command. Put your frustration aside and he'll be performing this trick all over the place in no time.
You should always say commands in the same tone and volume. An authoritarian tone informs your dog he is expected to obey. They will also know when you are being positive.
Your dog requires at least one hour of exercise every day. When your dog is worn out, his behavior will be better. A dog that gets to exercise and have fun will be much easier to manage.
Use positive reinforcements when training your dog. Your dog should be rewarded with both small treats and happy words. Don't yell and/or hit your dog. Your dog will not respond well to these methods and will not understand what you want them to do. Always be firm, be consistent and use positive reinforcement to make your dog understand what you want from it.
You have to train your dog not to bark when you don't want them to. As the dog begins barking, display a treat and then repeat your order until the barking ceases. Then, you can reward it with a treat. If you do this a lot of times your dog will know if they are not barking they will get a treat.
If you are consistent, it is possible to teach a dog to delay responding to nature's call. If at home, be sure to spend some time with him and bring him outside every 50 minutes. Praise lavishly for pooping and peeing outdoors. Never react harshly to your dog going potty inside. He doesn't know any better and yelling at him will not help him learn. Let the dog outside roughly 15 minutes following food or drink, and also each time he emerges from the crate.
Now that you have found the information you need, you can use it to start training your dog. You can also use this information to help people that need help with puppy training.