People go crazy for pets, not the least of which are dogs. Puppies, like most baby animals, have mischievous streaks. This article will give you suggestions on how to properly train your puppy.
You should not tie up multiple dogs where they can reach each other, no matter how friendly they are. Their chains could get tangled up and as they struggle to get free; there is a good chance the dogs can get injured. If a big dog is tangled up with a little one, they may get so wrapped up that air passages are blocked off, and one could potentially die.
Don’t waste your money on expensive training products, such as shock collars. They could be detrimental to your dog and often cost a ton. This is also a negative way to train your dog and might cause them to be aggressive. In general, using such techniques produces negative effects.
Decide on a single phrase that you can say when house training your puppy, and stick with it every time. Tell the dog a phrase, like “go potty!”, whenever you go outside to help your dog keep the goal of going outside in mind.
If you want to be successful in house training an animal, make sure that you stick to a strict schedule for feeding times and elimination times. This will help you better understand when your dog needs to go outside, so he doesn’t go on the carpet and ruin it. This schedule also teaches dogs what it means to “hold it”.
Remember to exercise patience whenever training your dog. This will keep you and your pupy from becoming frustrated or angry. Understand that the proper training will come with time, so cut your dog some slack and let them learn.
Continue training throughout the dog’s entire life to ensure positive results. A dog still learns, even as an adult. Reinforce the positive behaviors, reward your dog for being obedient and punish your dog for its bad behavior.
Use a steady and commanding tone when speaking to your dog. Dogs are very intuitive. Talking sternly is a good tone when you are teaching discipline.
Each and every thing you and your dog do together is forming his behavior and personality. It is essential to know this because you might inadvertently undo desired behaviors by teasing or engaging your dog in horseplay. Always be careful not to reward these bad behaviors to prevent your dog from becoming confused.
Teach your dog to lay down on command. This command will be useful if you need to keep your dog from jumping on someone. A dog that understands the “down” command will lie down immediately in a dangerous situation, which makes it a necessary command for safety.
Training should be seen as fun time to your dog. Keep training sessions to more than 10 to 15 minutes to stay within your dogs’ attention span. Give plenty of rewards. When your dog shows progress, reward him with praise and rewards. If you make training fun, he will enjoy listening, too.
Your house doesn’t have to be a mess just because you have a dog. Having a dog that destroys things or acts rowdy makes it harder to maintain your home, but the problem is easily solved with good training. If you remember to use the advice from this article, you will be able to coexist peacefully with man’s best friend.