A dog is like a remote that must be properly programmed to work well with a television. The remote has all the capabilities of working, but it needs someone to program it to work. Dogs already have in them the innate intelligence to be trained, but a person needs to follow tips like these in order to bring the skills out.
Make sure your dog stays calm as you enter a space that he is in. It is okay to have play time, but when you enter a room your dog should be calm. Don't acknowledge your dog when you enter the room. By doing this, you will be able to create a controlled environment in which you determine when and how play time begins.
When giving commands to your body, your tone and volume level should remain the same. Your tone will indicate that you're serious and to be respected. Good consistent tones also let your dog know when tones are sharp for discipline or for a command that is not punishment.
When approaching a dog you've never met, approach them slowly and offer them the back of a hand to smell. This lets them warm up to the scent and they'll most likely trust you. Dogs that know your smell are less likely to fear you and more likely to obey commands.
Start training with something simple. 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. This provides you with greater results throughout the training.
When your dog does something unacceptable, make sure that it becomes known. You will not be hurting them if you squeeze them softly, they just do not like it. After a while, they'll stop jumping due to this uncomfortable feeling.
Training lessons should be kept short. Your dog's memory and attention span is short, keep the training this way. You can choose to adopt a more intensive regimen, but only if you are willing to allow your dog a few moments of relaxation and play to break up the session.
Your dog will behave well if you keep reinforcing your training. Training does not stop when your dog leaves his puppy stage. By reinforcing positive behavior, your dog will remain obedient, just as continued discipline can stop poor behavior from taking hold.
Once someone knows how to train their dog, all they need to do is practice. Dogs love any opportunity to impress their owners, and owners always enjoy the pride that comes with training the animal successfully.