You may have no idea where to start when training your dog, but you can have a well-trained dog like the ones you have always heard about. You have taken the first step, which is finding information and assistance. The following tips and techniques will help you train your dog quickly and efficiently.
You need to reward your dog to be successful. You must always provide treats in a wise and timely fashion. By giving treats at the proper time, you'll ensure that your dog understands which behavior it's being rewarded for.
Give your puppy some toys to chew on so they do not hurt while teething, keep other things they might want to chew on out of their reach! Replace the item immediately with one of the dog's own chew toys. If painful teething is the problem, let the puppy chew on a wet washcloth that has been frozen.
Be certain your dog knows that you are the leader of your pack. Be friendly with your dog, but also be firm. When walking with your dog, always walk first, never let your dog lead, as this is the leadership position.
Teaching any dog how to roll over can be pretty easy. Make sure you've got a few tasty treats handy before beginning. First, make sure the dog is in a laying position. 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. He will follow the treat by rolling over. Whenever you dog does roll over, actually say the words, “roll over.” Continue to do this until your dog actually rolls over whenever you say the words without using the treat. Don't get frustrated if it takes a few tries, once he learns this trick he'll be the star of the dog park!
You should pick a phrase to say to your puppy while he is being house trained. Tell the dog a phrase, like “go potty!”, whenever you go outside to help your dog keep the goal of going outside in mind.
Be patient when training a dog. This prevents both of you from getting irritated and angry with the training. Remember that dogs really want to please their owners, but they got confused because we speak a different language that they do not understand.
You need to teach your puppy how to leave an item alone with a simple command such as “leave it.” This basic command is extremely helpful when your dog is chewing on something he shouldn't and also helps to keep him away from dangerous items.
Use the information you learned in this article to help you start to train your dog. Once you get the information you need, training your dog will be a piece of cake!