The dog that you have just adopted may seem less like Lassie, and more like Cujo. There is good news – you can train your dog so they are better behaved in a short time.
Crates need to be treated as the dog's second home. Feed your dog inside the crate with the door open. The dog will recognize the crate as having delicious food.
Dog training requires generous rewards that are given correctly. You should immediately reward your dog when they follow your command. Unless you administer praise and treats as soon as the dog exhibits the desired behavior, he will not be able to connect the behavior to the treat.
Repetition is key to teaching your dog new commands. It is not uncommon for it to take between 25 to 50 repetitions of the same command for your dog to learn it. Use the command over and over again until the dog gets the hint.
Choose a set phrase for house training your dog. Every single time you take your pup to do his business, say something like “need to go out?”. It does not matter the phrase you choose, as long as you keep it consistent. This will keep him focused, and will teach him to associate those words with the action of relieving himself.
When house training your pup, you should adhere to a regular schedule of feeding and elimination. This will give you an idea of when the dog is likely to have to go, so you can take it outdoors to take care of this matter before an accident occurs on your rug. Using this schedule can teach your dog how to hold their piddle until the upcoming potty break.
Start with the easy stuff. Not only does this give you a feeling of satisfaction in your success, but your dog also learns about what an acceptable behavior is. This will give you much better results while training.
You indicate that jumping up is an unacceptable behavior by grabbing the dogs paws, squeezing gently and guiding them back down to the ground. It is uncomfortable but a non-painful experience for the dog. It won't take much time for your dog to associate the unpleasant squeeze with jumping on a person, and he will quickly refrain from doing so.
It is not uncommon for dog owners to express surprise at the simplicity of weaving dog training efforts into daily life, and how fast they achieve great outcomes. If you feel like you are having a hard time developing a relationship with your puppy, you should try applying these tips.