It is well-known that dogs who are trained properly have more potential for being good companions than those that are untrained. If you train your dog the right way you will see that your whole family will love their new pet. Keep reading to build a better pet-owner relationship.
Consider things from your dog’s perspective. As advanced creatures, we humans have problems accepting when our dogs aren’t picking up new skills as fast as we’d like. Do not give up! Switch things up by thinking like a dog. This can help you come up with new ideas on how to accomplish your training objectives.
Dogs have great focus and can focus on one thing, ignoring everything else, until something breaks their attention. Eventually, you will be able to ensure that your dog is more focused on you and your commands than other distractions.
Multiple repetitions will be necessary for a dog to learn new commands. You might have to keep repeating something to a dog as much as fifty times for it to ‘click’. Using the exact same command and remain patient with them so that they can get it.
Training your dog to start rolling over is easy, but be sure to have some treats. First, have the dog lay down. Next, hold a treat near the floor on one side of his head, slowly bring the treat up and over the dogs head to the other side. He will naturally use his nose to follow the treat, thus rolling over his whole body. As he rolls over say out loud, “roll over.” Repeat this until he rolls over with the command alone. Never become frustrated if it does not happen right away. Once he does learn how, he will be a celebrity among other dogs.
When you are training a pet you need to speak to them in a even and stern tone. They will know this tone of your voice and associate it with being in trouble. You should also work on developing different tones to use in different situations. For example, you can have a sharp one for disciplinary purposes, and a firm, but not-as-sharp one for simple commands.
If your dog is a jumper, squeeze his paws when he jumps on you to let him know he cannot do this any longer. This does not hurt the dog if you do it lightly, but it is an uncomfortable feeling for them. Before long, you dog will stop his jumping on people altogether.
In addition to regular walks and canine training sessions, you should make time to let your dog exercise for at least one hour every day. This exercise will ensure that your dog is focused when it is training time. A dog who has received plenty of exercise is happier and more responsive.
Often people are pleasantly surprised at how easily and quickly they can train their dog. Simple changes when it comes to our behavior on the things that we implement could reap big improvements when it comes to our dog’s behavior.