Does your dog cause great frustration and stress in your life? More intensive training may be needed to achieve the desired results. Getting into training will make your dog much more obedient. This article will get you going with your dog's training.
When you correct your dog verbally, those corrections should be short and focused on the behavior. Do not drag on in a rant to your dog about how bad they are. Just tell them no, and point them in the desired direction. When speaking to your dog, use a voice that commands respect.
Include plenty of physical activity in your dog's training routine. Just like humans, dogs can become bored easily. Bored dogs are harder to train. Your dogs will obey more quickly if you keep them well exercised. Be sure to go for jogs or walks with your dog regularly.
Be careful not to reinforce negative behaviors. In basic terms, this means refusing to reward your dog, via attention or treats, for doing any action that you are trying to get them to stop doing. You should not pet your dog when it jumps on you or acknowledge its barking.
Give your dog a word that tells them they're doing the right thing. A word like “yes” can be an effective bridge between the time that the dog exhibits the behavior and the time that they receive the reward.
Training your dog to start rolling over is easy, but be sure to have some treats. The dog has to lay down first. The next step is to hold a treat close to the floor by the dog's head then continue to move the treat over his head until you reach the other side. The dog ought to follow his treat with the nose, prompting him to flop his entire body over. As he rolls, state the command “roll over” in a firm tone. Repeat the process until your dog associates the command with the action. It may take some time for your dog to perfect the trick, but it's a popular move and one that is sure to impress others.
Your daily schedule should consist of regular potty breaks, regular training sessions and an hour of good exercise. Your training will be easier and more effective if your dog gets good daily exercise. A dog is happy when it gets it exercise and a happy dog follows orders.
Only train your pet with positive reinforcement methods. You can use treats, toys, positive speech and even belly rubs. You should not strike your dog or scream at them. These tactics backfire and just make your dog believe you are incompetent. Firmness, positivity and consistency are the keys to solid training your dog.
By training your dog properly, you will be better able to enjoy him. It may seem like your dog is destined to always misbehave, but by remaining dedicated, it is possible to achieve real results. You will be more successful at training your dog if you follow the advice given here.