If you have a dog that is naturally well-behaved, you are very lucky, as most dogs require at least some training. Use the following tips to help make your dog happy and well-behaved.
A puppy should have chew toys to get him through the teething pains. Keep other things out of his reach. Put the chew toy in front of it immediately so it learns that this toy is what it should be chewing. If your puppy seems to be suffering a lot from teething, a frozen washcloth to chew on can give him some relief.
Training a dog to roll over is a pretty simple task, just make sure to have a few treats handy! Firstly, have the dog lie down. Then hold the treat at the side of the dog's head and move it around it's face to the other side. He will probably follow the treat, rolling side to side as it moves. While he rolls, say “roll over” and repeat this action until he is able to roll over with only the command. It may take a while to get to this point, but you will be pleased if you stick with it. It's an impressive trick.
Refrain from using extreme devices for training your dog, such as a shock collar. They may not work very well and are far too expensive. Also, shock collars may actually hinder your dog's development and thwart positive behaviors. Usually if you do this your dog will respond in the wrong way.
Choose one phrase to use every time you want your dog to do his business. By using a dedicated expression to handle training commands, you can make it easier for your pet to focus and make connections. Although it sounds silly to repeat something like “poopie time!” over and over, the consistency will help your dog make the right link between being taken outside and relieving himself.
Always treat a dog after completing tasks. It is important for the dog to realize when he exhibits the proper behavior in response to your commands. This is a good way to make your dog know the difference between a good and bad thing.
Make sure your dog understand he does not need to respond to the word “no”. Find some positive ways to enforce training when you train your dog. If you just say “no”, your dog might not understand what is acceptable. Make sure that your training regimen is unique to your specific dog.
Even the worst dogs can learn better behavior. You can train most dogs as long as you know what to do and exercise patience. Utilize the tips included herein to get the best training your dog results with the least amount of trouble.