Dog owners who are responsible know that good dogs are not made, they're trained. If you get your dog out there to be social, and he is trained well, you will ensure that he will behave and be happier and healthier. Here are some tips to help you train your dog or find a trainer.
Ensure that the mood is calm as you approach your dog. It's always great to to be playful and upbeat, but a calm environment is ideal when you first enter a room. You can retain control over the environment by allowing a few moments before acknowledging your pet. You are behind the decisions to play or interact.
Be careful of disrupting your training time with rewards. Once your dog follows your command, reward his behavior. Though you may be happy with the accomplishment, excitement on your part leads to excitement on their part and diminishes control of the situation. You should stay calm and then give the reward.
Training your pet to roll over very easy. Just remember to have treats in hand. The first step is to get the dog to lay down. Next, hold a treat near the floor on one side of his head, slowly bring the treat up and over the dogs head to the other side. The dog ought to follow his treat with the nose, prompting him to flop his entire body over. As he rolls over say out loud, “roll over.” Repeat this until he rolls over with the command alone. Have patience since your dog may not get the trick quickly. However, once he does, he'll be the center of attention at the dog park.
As your dog gets better with training, you can start to give him or her more freedom. The balance between freedom and obedience will give your dog a satisfying life. Do not allow them freedom all at once, they might lose what they learned.
Give your dog a regular elimination and feeding schedule, so you can house train them. This gives you important forehand knowledge to prevent accidents and your dog an association of cause and effect to follow. A schedule will train your dog to know when he will get to go out next.
Positive reinforcement is the preferred training method for dogs. Use petting, positive words, and occasion treats to reward your dog whenever he does something good. Do not shout or strike the dog. Such tactics do not work and will reduce your credibility. Instead, make sure you are firm, patient, consistent and positive so that you can achieve the best possible results.
With any luck, this advice will increase the pleasure your dog brings to you and your loved ones. Being a dog owner can be enjoying if you just give yourself some rewards. Training can be done yourself, or you may want to enlist the help of a professional; either way, proper training will bring you many rewarding years with your pet.