If you have never trained a dog before and are just getting to know your dog, expect some frustration. If you follow the advice found in this article, you'll soon learn how to build a great, obedient relationship with your dog.
Try to think like your dog. It's easy to get irritated with them when they aren't learning the basics quickly or even at all. Rather than giving up completely, you should try seeing things from your dogs perspective. Trying to see things the way that your dog does may be able to give you an idea of the right kind of training for your dog.
Specific feeding habits should be established with your dog. If your dog has a schedule for his feeding, he will learn when to expect his meals. This will set a quality schedule for your dog so that they are ready for all meals.
Right at the moment they do the behavior you are trying to reinforce, give the verbal command of approval. A positive word will give your dog time to obey.
It is a simple task to teach a dog how to roll over, just be sure to keep some dog treats handy! The dog has to lay down first. Now, with a treat in your palm, move your hand from one side of the dog's face to the other. His nose will track that treat and his body will roll over. While he rolls, say “roll over” and repeat this action until he is able to roll over with only the command. Be patient with him when you are teaching this because once he learns it, he can be quite the show-off amongst your friends.
Refrain from using shock collars and similar training devices. They almost never work as advertised and they are expensive to boot. If you start using these methods, your dog will not be responsive to anything else. These tools often do more harm than good.
Limit the duration of training sessions. Dog attention spans only go so far, so make sure not to go on too long. Ten minutes is about the length of time a dog can handle.
If your dog jumps up, quickly bring your knee up to encounter his chest and say OFF! This will not hurt if done lightly, but it will be an uncomfortable feeling. If you do this, they will not jump up on your or visitors any longer because they will think about you squeezing their paws.
Use the tips you just read and your dog will soon become a lot easier to manage and become easier to live with. Use the above advice to see how easy canine training is.