If your dog's naturally obedient, enjoy it. However, most dog owners are going to benefit from the application of the tips and advice in this article. Use these tips to transform your pet into a happy and well-adjusted furry friend.
Make sure that you set a calm tone whenever you set foot in a room where your dog is. Your pet needs play time (and you might too), but your pet needs to be calm when you step into rooms most of the time. When you enter the room, ignore excessive agitation on your dog's part. By ignoring the behavior, you will extinguish it.
Don't bother with shock collars. They often do not function properly and their cost is rarely justified. They aren't engaging in positive reinforcement either. These tools often do more harm than good.
If you say ‘no', your dog should understand that it does not need a response. When puppy training, you'll have to find a way to give positive reinforcement. Saying the word “no” will not aid in the training of your dog. All dogs are different and will respond to different training.
When you are trying to house train a puppy, it is not going to learn overnight, so be prepared. Clean accidents right away to speed up training. You pet will smell the urine and try to urinate there again. There are a variety of products that will help you remove the odor; check with the local pet store or department store.
The best way to train your dog is to use different tones of voices. Use different tones for orders, praises, warnings and reprimands so your dog can easily distinguish your different reactions. Keep your commands short and sharp while corrections should be louder.
Make sure your dog's training sessions are brief. About 15 minutes is enough time to train because spending longer than that can irritate your dog and hinder their progress. Always reward your dog with praise and attention after a training session.
Working on your pet's recall is important. Your dog needs to learn to return to you when he is called, under any circumstances. Build this behavior in steps and your dog will obey you despite many distractions. Recall will become very useful if your dog is in danger or about to attack someone, which is why you should spend some time on this command.
Even if your dog is extremely unruly at the moment, do not despair. Patience and information are all that are required to train that dog. Use some of the hints and tips in this article to properly train your pet.