Training Your Dog 101: Your Guide To A Better Pooch

TIP! Regulate your dog's feeding time if you want to regulate his “potty” times too. Feed your dog a high-quality diet three times a day.

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.

TIP! When training your dog, try to avoid reinforcing negative behavior. This means don't give your dog treats or attention for something he should not be doing.

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.

TIP! The first step in dog training is commanding control. The dog will have little respect for you and it won't obey if you do not show that you are the one in charge.

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.

TIP! You will be able to allow your dog to do more as it learns. You will find your dog to be more obedient and your dog will be happier.

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.

TIP! You need to leash train your dog. Doing so is a matter of safety for both you and the dog when you take him for a walk.

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!

TIP! Silence your dog's excessive barking by teaching them a silencing command. If your dog barks, repeat the order, offer a treat when they stop barking and pet them to show you are satisfied.

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.

TIP! Use the dog's name as much as possible to ensure that it pays attention. Use the name repeatedly during the first weeks after your dog's arrival, so he pays attention to you when he hears the name.

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.

TIP! Take note of the tone of your voice as you discipline your pet. Dogs tend to be well in tune with how their trainers are feeling.

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.

TIP! It is important that you teach your dog proper behaviors from day one. it is more difficult for your dog has to unlearn bad habits than it is to teach him good habits.

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!

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