Get Your Dog Into Shape With These Puppy Training Tips

TIP! Correct your dog verbally with short, sharp statements. Do not go on and on about how bad the dog is behaving.

Dogs may be man's best friend, but some days will leave you frustrated and feeling like your dog is against you. You can do just a little training, and you will see that your dog will be a better dog in no time.

TIP! Give your puppy with lots of chewable toys, otherwise he might alleviate his teething pain on your nice furniture. Give it one of his chew toys immediately.

Your training sessions must be long enough for your dog to learn the desired behavior but no so long that he becomes bored. Start out with a small training session and up the time every day. Note how far into the training session your dog loses his attention span. That's the time to quit.

TIP! Do not tether two dogs close to each other. If chains get intertwined, the dogs can get hurt.

Use control to acknowledge positive behavior while training. When your dog obeys your command, try to keep them calm as you give them their reward. Although you may feel very pleased, control your response to avoid having your training situation become uncontrolled. Remain calm, expect the dog to be calm and provide appropriate rewards.

TIP! Never reinforce your dog's bad behaviors. Avoid giving them any rewards they haven't earned.

It is important to have a consistent training method when crate training young puppies. When your puppy gets out of its crate he will need to relieve himself. Doing so helps him learn when it is okay to go to the bathroom.

TIP! Your dog must respect you in order for training to work. It is important for your dog to know that you are the one who is in control, so that he respects and obeys you.

Be patient when teaching your dog, it will take some time. You might have to keep repeating something to a dog as much as fifty times for it to ‘click'. Try using the command more often and be very patient if you want your dog to learn.

TIP! Have a blast during each training session with your dog. Playing with your dog helps build a stronger bond between dog and human, which encourages the dog to respond positively during training.

Choose the right dog crate size if you wish to utilize the crate effectively to train him. Remember, puppies grow up. Choose a crate which will be suitable for the puppy when he matures into an adult. Your dog should have ample space to turn around inside the crate, as well as lay comfortably.

TIP! If your dog is accompanying you on a trip, be sure to bring along whatever your dog needs for sleeping, eating and eliminating. Items like food and water bowls, bathroom bags and paper towels are important in having a very relaxing ride.

To have success in puppy training, you need to be able to control it with commands. Your dog will not respect or obey you, unless you let him know that you are the boss. When walking with your dog, always walk first, never let your dog lead, as this is the leadership position.

TIP! Is your pet dog eating healthy? Just like kids, dogs can get hyperactive, distracted and irritable if they aren't getting the proper nutrition. Change your dog's food if you need to.

Have frequent or as necessary mini-training sessions to reinforce and keep the rules fresh in your dog's mind. Do not assume that your dog will remember his training all his life. Don't allow your dog to get out of the habit of good behavior. It's important to be consistent with the rules for your dog.

TIP! The “down” command is something you should teach your dog. This will be particularly helpful in emergency situations.

If your dog wants to jump you should squeeze their paws when they do so, they will know that they shouldn't do that. It is uncomfortable but a non-painful experience for the dog. After a while, they'll stop jumping due to this uncomfortable feeling.

TIP! Your dog has to have a consistent set of rules in order to learn the difference between right and wrong. Everyone in your house needs to set these boundaries too.

Many dog owners are surprised to find that puppy training is a much easier and faster process than they had expected. So if the relationship with your dog is not as good as it should be, try a few of these suggestions.

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