Even if you thought the dog you brought home was a perfect angel, it's not uncommon to find some disastrous behavioral problems with a new puppy. With some consistent training, you can transform your rambunctious dog into an intelligent and attentive companion.
Use control when rewarding good behavior during puppy training. When your dog does commands correctly, they get a treat. Though you may be happy with the accomplishment, excitement on your part leads to excitement on their part and diminishes control of the situation. Therefore, remain calm and expect your dog to act calm. Once this is accomplished, reward your dog.
When training your pet, you must be patient. You will not get frustrated or mad and neither will your pet. Bear in mind that your dog wants nothing more than to please you; however, your language is somewhat confusing to him.
Begin training your dog with a task that will be simple for him to learn. You will both get instant gratification and establish a good foundation which you and your dog can build on. You'll have better results this way.
During your training sessions, you should keep a close eye on the time. If you try to focus for a long period of time on one command, your dog will show signs of boredom and begin to get antsy. Try to limit initial training sessions to 10 minutes or less.
Use the same hand signal or voice command to get your dog's attention. Your commands should always begin with your dog's name. Use his name to get his attention then follow up with a command. Usually, dogs quickly respond when you can their name and are aware you want to grab their attention.
House training a puppy can be frustrating, as accidents are going to occur on occasion. When accident do happen, clean them up rapidly and thoroughly. If the accident is left behind, the smell will make your pet think it's okay to eliminate in that spot. It will be difficult to discourage his eliminating in that spot once a habit is formed. There are a variety of products that will help you remove the odor; check with the local pet store or department store.
Make sure you're aware of any other dogs in the area when walking your dog. Some dogs are more aggressive by nature and it is wrong to assume that it is the result of the owner. If you come across a dog that seems aggressive avoid it.
Most people are surprised how quickly their dog can learn from training and how fast they get results. Try some of the tips above if you feel a strain on the relationship between you and your dog.