Dogs are pets that are beloved and owned by many people. Puppies are often very ornery and can cause a lot of damage. The following article will give you some advice about training your pet.
Whenever you have to correct your dog, make sure to speak using short and sharp language. Do not drag on in a rant to your dog about how bad they are. Be firm and get them to do your bidding. You should also be certain that your voice is loud enough to get their attention, but also conveys seriousness.
Never chain two dogs too close to each other. The chain from one dog could wrap around the second and the dogs could get hurt trying to get free. Situations like this can cause dogs of various sizes to cause fatal injuries if not properly monitored. Always err on the side of caution.
When you start canine training, develop a verbal cue so that the dog knows precisely when they complete a command correctly. Words like “yes” could be an effective way of communicating to your dog that he has done something you are pleased about.
Early on, always have a tasty treat on hand to immediately reward your dog for responding to a command. Your dog should realize why you are happy with him. You will ensure that your dog knows how to tell right from wrong if you do this.
If you want your do to be house trained, you must make sure that he follows a regular elimination and feeding schedule. This gives both you and the dog a heads up as to when they need to go outside, and you can make sure that happens before they make a mess indoors. Sticking to a schedule will teach your dog how to control himself until his next scheduled potty break.
Mastering the “leave it” directive is an excellent starting point for your training sessions. This command instructs the dog to release an object and then retreat from it. “Leave it” can prevent furniture chewing, save valuable objects from being destroyed and save your dog from consuming dangerous and/or poisonous substances.
Do not drag out your training sessions for too long. Since dogs have a tough time paying attention, you do not want to draw out the process. If you want to engage in additional training, allow the dog to have a break in order to get some exercise.
Training your dog involves a firm hand. Never scream at your dog, you need to do the right thing and be nice to them and stern at the same time. This develops a strong relationship with your dog.
Having a well-kept home and owning a dog doesn't have to be a ‘one or the other' scenario. Train your dog to avoid destructive behaviors like chewing. Use the advice in this article to make living with your dog more manageable.