Part of the responsibility of pet ownership includes making sure your dog is well-trained. Training your dog to be a well mannered canine citizen will not only improve your relationship with them, it will keep them safe and happy. These tips will help you get started or give you a better idea of what training a dog is like.
Timing is of the utmost importance when it comes to training your dog, so make sure you spend lots of time training, but don't overdo it. Start small and build up a bit daily. Notice when your dog begins getting distracted during a training session.
Training a dog to roll over is a pretty simple task, just make sure to have a few treats handy! You can have your dog sit or roll over. Next, hold a treat near the floor on one side of his head, slowly bring the treat up and over the dogs head to the other side. He should follow the treat with his nose, causing him to roll his whole body over. Say “roll over” as you perform the maneuver. This may take time, so don't become frustrated.
When you are training a pet you need to speak to them in a even and stern tone. Your tone will indicate that you're serious and to be respected. Your dog needs to understand that there is a difference between the tone you use to discipline your dog from the tone you use to give an order.
While training your dog, make sure both of you are having fun. It builds a strong bond between the two of you and encourages them to want to please you. Having fun with your dog during training is one thing, but playing and having fun with your dog outside of training is also necessary.
Bond with your puppy by making sure he learns his name before anything else. In the first days, frequently use your dog's name, and reward him for responding when you call. This is the first set of commands you should teach your new puppy. Make sure to spend time with your dog in order for him to learn and trust you. This way, you will find future training to be infinitely easier.
If you want to make sure your dog will behave throughout life, it's important that you always train them. Just because a dog becomes more mature doesn't mean it cannot learn new things. By reinforcing their behavior, you can ensure you dog will continue to obey. Also, by disciplining negative behaviors you can ensure your dog will be well behaved.
Hopefully, these suggestions will help you and your friends and family enjoy your pet much more. Proper training makes dog ownership more rewarding and less stressful. If you decide to train your dog on your own, or instead hire a professional, having a trained, obedient dog will allow you to fully enjoy the companionship of your animal.