Bringing home a new puppy is a joyful day. That joy can quickly become a huge frustration. You'll wonder how you got yourself in such a mess. However, you can get that initial joy back by properly training your dog. Through this article you will learn some of the ways the experts get the most from canines.
Rewarding dogs properly and generously is the key to training. Treats, toys and praise have to be given in the right doses and at the correct times. Dogs won't know why they're being rewarded if you're not consistent.
Keep your dog active. Almost all dogs have short attention spans. A bored dog is very difficult to train. Dogs are more inclined to obey when they are regularly taken out for exercise and happily accepted as a member of your family. Bring your dog along when you walk or jog.
Consistency is really the secret to crate training puppies. When letting your dog out of the crate, be sure to immediately allow your dog to relieve himself. When done with consistency, your dog will trust you and wait for the right time to relieve himself.
Try not to reinforce bad behaviors from your dog. In other words, you must avoid showering your pet with treats or rewards in response to performing some unwanted behavior. For instance, if you are trying to train your dog to not jump on you, you shouldn't be petting them whenever they do so.
Shock collars are not a good idea. They almost never work as advertised and they are expensive to boot. Plus, using shock collars could discourage your dog in having good behavior. This kind of approach often ends in disaster.
Pick a consistent phrase to use with your puppy while house training. Every time you take him outside, tell him “go potty,” (use whatever phrase you have chosen) and this will help him learn to focus and remember what he has gone outside to do.
When you approach a strange dog, make sure you approach him slowly and allow the dog to sniff your hand. That is the first step in getting the dog accustomed to your smell and building trust between you. When he knows who you are, he'll do what you ask.
Your dog needs to understand that ‘no' means they need to stop what they are doing right away. Find positive and supportive ways to train your furry friend. If you just say “no”, your dog might not understand what is acceptable. Each dog is unique and has unique requirements. Training should be geared towards their needs and personality.
Training your dog requires much love and patience. The ideas above are sure to pave the way toward a lasting, rewarding friendship between you and your pet. It may not be an immediate change, but if you ensure consistency, you will achieve a home that is happier for everyone.