Some people give their dogs away because of their bad behavior, but in most cases this can be avoided. A well-trained pooch can be a welcome addition to any family. Training your dog can be simple to do, if you use the following steps.
Avoid costly training tools such as shock collars. They don’t often work well and cost more than training methods which are conventional. Using shock collars can actually end up having a negative impact on your training. These methods of training generally fail.
Dogs need an hour or more of exercise each day, aside from their potty breaks. This exercise will ensure that your dog is focused when it is training time. As they say, a healthy dog will respond well to training.
Train your dog in a positive manner. You can use treats, toys, positive speech and even belly rubs. Don’t ever yell at or hit your dog. These tactics backfire and just make your dog believe you are incompetent. You should talk to them in a stern voice but always be nice to them if they do a good thing.
Never stop training your dog. A dog does not stop learning after puppyhood. By reinforcing positive behavior, your dog will remain obedient, just as continued discipline can stop poor behavior from taking hold.
A good way to reduce the level of barking come from your dog, is to immerse them in their barking triggers so that they get used to them. Maybe it’s a specific sound, or perhaps it’s being near other people or certain animals. As you begin getting your dog accustomed to these situations, he will be less likely to bark.
Have you considered how much your tone impacts your dog? Your pet is very in tune with your emotions. Use a stern voice when you are correcting your dog.
Making your dog learn habits that are good from the start is very important. It makes it easier for the dog to learn the correct behavior first, than it is trying to make them unlearn old bad habits. If an owner feels strongly that their pet should not beg for food off the table, it is important that he or she refrains from giving it to the dog in the first place.
Try using a different voice for each different purpose. Praise, corrections, and commands need their own tones to help the dog differentiate between effects and causes with both of your behaviors. Be firm and sharp with commands. Use a louder tone for corrections, and your natural voice for praise.
It is vital to keep some slack in the leash when you are trying to train a dog. Dogs want to see what’s going on around them at all times. Many dogs will strain against the leash due to their eagerness. The savvy owner will discourage this behavior, instead encouraging his or her pet to walk with some slack in the leash.
Hopefully, reading the information above is more than enough to make it clear that a rewarding dog-owner relationship is easy to achieve. Making sure to train your dog, show it lots of love and care, and remember that his or her happiness is important. Properly training your dog will really make life easier on your both.