You wish the dog could stay inside, but his propensity to damage your things is making this tough. If you have problems with inappropriate chewing and ineffective potty training, you must work at training your dog correctly. In this article, we will review proven methods for teaching your dog house manners.
If you have to give your dog a verbal correction, be sure that they are sharp, to the point, and short. Do not waste time ranting about how bad your dog is. Just say no, then let them know what behavior you want to see. Do not scream, but rather use a loud and firm voice so they understand that you are serious.
Avoid reinforcing negative behavior. You should avoid using strips of food or attention to train when you are trying to discourage behaviors. For instance, if you are trying to train your dog to not jump on you, you shouldn't be petting them whenever they do so.
You need to show your dog how to properly walk while on a leash. Not only is this safer for the dog and easier on your body, such a frequent activity mandates good self-control and reinforcement of the chain of command from training.
Always use similar calls or gestures to attract the dog's attention. When calling your dog, use their name every time. This gets his attention, then you can follow through with the command. Dogs tend to respond by name right away and they know that you want their attention.
As soon as you get your puppy, the first thing to teach him/her is their name; this will help build a bond between animal and human. Call him using his name and teach him how to respond when called. These are the initial words your puppy must learn. Spend lots of time with your dog, so it gets to know you and understands that you are to be trusted. In this way, he will be more receptive to advanced training later.
Avoid accidents when toilet training your puppy. Look for signs that your dog needs to go outside. Some of the most common and obvious displays include whining, sniffing and pacing. Don't delay if you see your dog needs to go out. Get outside right away to the dog's favorite spot. Praise him for appropriate toileting. Soon, your dog will signal you when he needs to go outside.
Maintain your dog's training throughout its lifetime. Just because a dog becomes more mature doesn't mean it cannot learn new things. By reinforcing good behavior, dog's will become well-behaved.
In conclusion, keeping a dog inside can be hard. Your possessions are being destroyed, and you are losing patience. If you use these hints and tips, you can make your dog a more obedient pet.