You had dreams of your dog being as smart and kind as Benji, but sometimes it feels as if he is more like a hell-hound. Even the smartest dog was once a mischievous pup like yours. You can develop a relationship with your pet and teach it how to behave in a house by training it.
You need to reward your dog to be successful. Giving them treats at the proper time and with the proper amount is crucial. Unless you administer praise and treats as soon as the dog exhibits the desired behavior, he will not be able to connect the behavior to the treat.
Do your best to keep your dog active through the day. Dogs can get bored easily. Bored dogs are difficult to train. When your dog gets regular exercise, he will be much happier and will pay attention more easily. Get out for some long walks and runs with your dog.
When training, find a verbal clue your pet can understand so they will know exactly when to do as you say. “Yes” works very well when said the same way time and time again.
Teaching a dog how to roll over isn’t too hard with a few treats in your hand. First, make your dog lay down. Then hold the treat at the side of the dog’s head and move it around it’s face to the other side. He should roll his body over while following the treat. As he is rolling over say, “roll over” and praise them immediately when they do. Do not let a lack of early success frustrate you. This takes repetition to nail down, but once you do, you will have the star dog on the block.
When house-breaking your puppy, choose a specific phrase to use when it’s time to go outdoors. Every time you take him outside, tell him “go potty,” (use whatever phrase you have chosen) and this will help him learn to focus and remember what he has gone outside to do.
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 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. Having a regular schedule will help your dog know that a potty break will be coming, and he will hold learn to hold his bathroom urges until that time.
Start training your dog with some easy exercises. Not only does this give you a feeling of satisfaction in your success, but your dog also learns about what an acceptable behavior is. Using this method as you train produces better results.
Do not spend too much time in any one training session with your dog. It is possible that your dog will lose interest if it is made to do the same thing over and over. Try limiting training sessions to 10 minutes or less.
To train young dogs to walk with a leash, you must first have the dog wear a collar during playtime. Getting your puppy used to the collar is essential for proper use of the leash and for ensuring that his ID tags are worn just in case he runs off.
Many dog owners are surprised by the ease with which training your dog can be integrated into their schedules. They are further amazed when they begin to see great results in no time at all. So if your relationship with your pooch is feeling a bit strained, try out some of these tips.