Training a new dog can be a stressful endeavor. Training your dog not only benefits you, it also helps to keep your dog safe. There are many great and gentle ways to effectively train your dog. When training your dog, you need to be both patient and consistent. Set aside time to train your dog daily. Longer sessions than that result in boredom for the dog.
Verbal corrections must be sharp and direct. Don't rant on and on about how bad your dog is. Firmly say no and redirect them. You should also be certain that your voice is loud enough to get their attention, but also conveys seriousness.
You should establish certain feeding habits for your dog. Your dog should be fed at the same time everyday and they should only have a certain amount of time to eat. Your dog will eat their food in the time that you have alloted.
Treats are necessary when teaching a dog fancy tricks like rolling over. Begin by getting the dog to lay down. Next, hold the treat close to the floor on one side of the dog's head, and slowly bringing it upwards and over to the dog's other side. This will cause your dog to use their nose to follow the treat. As a result, your dog will roll over. Say “roll over” as you perform the maneuver. It will probably take multiple attempts, but you will be the talk of the town when the trick is learned.
Start your dog's training by doing something it could easily learn. Not only will you get the instant gratification of your success, but also your dog will gain the important foundation of what an acceptable trick or behavior is. In doing so, you will see better and more positive results.
One command that should be taught early to a puppy is “leave it.” This teaches them to drop something and step way from it. This command is a great way to avoid damaging furniture or eating dangerous things.
In order to prevent your dog from jumping on you, grab its paws anytime he jumps on you and gently squeeze them to inform them that this isn't acceptable behavior. The dog will not experience pain, but just a brief discomfort. It won't take much time for your dog to associate the unpleasant squeeze with jumping on a person, and he will quickly refrain from doing so.
Have a good time while training your dog. If you do so, your dog will feel closer to you, and even respond to training better. Despite the fun the two of you will have during training, it is important to set aside time that is designated to enjoyment only, with no work or training involved.
By following these tips, you are sure to find puppy training less overwhelming. This will help make your home, your pet and other people around you much safer. Combined with patience and diligence, the advice presented in this article can go a long way in training your pet successfully for life.