Many people desire to train their pet dogs but think that it is to hard. This may be because they lack the critical knowledge. To train dogs properly, it is necessary to acquire knowledge about different techniques. There are some training tips in this article that might be useful to you.
Has your dog been tugging the leash? You aren’t alone in this, but it is easy to fix! A good harness can stop the problem dead in its tracks.
Using a loose leash is key when you are training your dog to accept a leash. Canines are prone to being explorers when they are out and about. Excited pups tend to place some strain on the limitations of the leash. A good dog trainer will work to discourage this and teach the dog to walk with a bit of slack on the leash.
You should never tether two dogs in close proximity to one another. Their chains could get tangled up and as they struggle to get free; there is a good chance the dogs can get injured. If one dog is larger than the other, it could accidentally tangle the cord around the smaller dog’s neck, causing it to become unable to breath, and possibly die.
Lavish affection on your dog. You have to give him positive reinforcement when he’s good. When your dog has followed a command, be sure to give praise and attention. This will make your dog happy, not to mention easier to train because he is in a good mood.
In order to keep your dog trained, you need to keep him active throughout his life cycle. Dogs are not supposed to spend their lives sitting on a sofa. They need to get plenty of good exercise to be happy and fit. At an agility class you can teach your dog to catch a Frisbee while your dog gets the exercise he or she needs. You could also let your dog tag along on your brisk walk or run. It is best to make sure your dog is moving just as much as possible and does not get bored.
When you correct your dog verbally, those corrections should be short and focused on the behavior. Don’t rant on to the dog about the thinks that he did wrong. Simply tell them no an instead steer them towards what you’d like them to do. Remember that your voice’s volume gets their attention and that you are talking business.
It is crucial that everyone who interacts with your dog uses the exact same command phrases as you do. If your dog jumps on the couch and you say “get off,” but your husband uses “down boy”, it will confuse your dog. If all family members are consistent in using the same commands, you will have more success in training your dog.
Consistency is one of the most important requirements for effective training your dog. Write down the commands that you use and then make sure each person who needs to know them does. Anyone needing to handle your dog should follow the same program, using reward for good behavior and taking care to never reward bad behavior. When the dog gets inconsistent rewards, training becomes more difficult as the dog gets confused.
You should always walk your dog before leaving your house for long periods of time. A tired dog is a happy dog and better able to cope with being apart from you.
If you catch your puppy chewing on something he isn’t suppose to be chewing, stop him immediately. This will teach your puppy what he can chew on, and he will be less likely to chew on those things he’s not allowed to put in his mouth.
Decide on a single phrase to use when housebreaking your new puppy. Use the same word or phrase each time you bring him out to go to the bathroom so that he understands what you want him to do and makes a memory link between the phrase and the act.
Now that you have new dog training knowledge, you should feel better about your training abilities. Use these tips and continue learning as you embark on your lifelong journey of discovery with your dog.