Sure, your pet is a beloved member of the family. Nevertheless, everyone in your home must abide by rules and respect your property; the dog is no exception. Dogs don't understand the value of furniture outside of a tasty chew toy. This article will provide proven tips and tricks that have been known to help eliminate unwanted dog chewing.
Never tie two or more dogs in close vicinity to one another. The chain of one dog could become wrapped around the other and, as the dogs struggle to free themselves, one or both could be injured. In the case that a large dog and small dog become entangled, the large dog's rope or chain could cut off air circulation to the small dog, and it could be severely injured or die.
You should always say commands in the same tone and volume. The dog will know you're telling them what to do that way. It also helps the dog to understand the difference between a sharp tone for discipline and a sharp but non-punishing command.
Be patient when training a dog. Using patience helps prevent frustration for both you and the dog. Don't forget that dogs aim to please, however they often don't understand what you want.
One of the first commands you need to teach your dog is how to step away from things you do not want him to touch. It ensures they don't eat food they shouldn't, chew on items not intended to be chewed on or even pick up dangerous or poisonous items in their mouth.
Never allow your training sessions to run on for too long. Dogs don't have long attention spans so keeping training short and concise keeps it from becoming something that they dread. If you do have long training sessions, break it up so your dog can rest a little bit.
Teach your dog no response is needed for the word ‘no'. Stick to positive training methods, as they can help the most. The word ‘no' itself is not enough to make your dog understand they need to stop what they are doing. Each situation should be treated individually, and tailored to each dog.
Watch the tone you use when you discipline your dog. Dogs can feel what they're masters are feeling. Sometimes a stern voice is necessary.
No matter what the problematic behavior entails, it simply has to stop. This will keep your dog from injuring themselves while saving you quite a bit of money as well. Use the advice from this article to prevent your dog from engaging in destructive behavior.