When you train a dog properly, you create a home full of peace for you and the dog. Try a few of these tips. Some of these could tremendously impact you and your dog’s relationship in a positive manner.
You can try a little bit of ingenuity if you are going with crate training for your indoor dog or puppy. To get a hesitant dog enthusiastic about getting in a crate, put a tempting treat like a fresh chew toy inside and close it up while your dog is outside. Your dog will get excited at the prospect of the treat and soon be eager to enter the crate. Give your dog some praise when he gets inside, so that he further associates being in the crate with good behavior.
Spoken directions should be made using a simple, concise and forceful tone. Don’t rant on and on about how bad your dog is. Just say no, then show it what to do instead. Your tone should be stern to let them know you are serious.
It is important that you also train your dog at mealtime with a specific routine. Your dog will begin to recognize there is a routine if you regularly remove the food bowl 10 or 15 minutes after you put it down. Your dog will learn to eat in a few minutes instead of going back to the food bowl all day long.
When tying up your dog, make sure it is not close to another chained dog. It is just too easy for dogs in such a situation to tangle their leads together, and this can lead to serious injuries for both of them. It can even be fatal if you tie a large dog up with a small dog, and the large dog ends up getting a chain wrapped around the small dog’s neck.
Don’t expect your dog to learn a command the first time you say it. It is said that a human only masters something when they do it 10,000 times, and dogs are no different, although it should take much less repetitions than that! Keep working patiently on the command- he’ll get it with time.
It is a simple task to teach a dog how to roll over, just be sure to keep some dog treats handy! First, make your dog lay down. Then, position a treat near the floor to one side of him, raise it up and move it over to the opposite side. They should follow that treat with their nose, which should cause them to roll over. When he rolls over, you should say “roll over,” and repeat the process until the command is all he needs to do so. Make sure you are patient because this is likely to take several attempts. However, your dog will eventually learn this command.
The first thing you should teach your dog is to “leave it.” This commands the dog to drop whatever is in its mouth. This can help get your dog to stop chomping on your belongings and help keep them safe from hazardous materials.
If your dog’s barking is driving you nuts, you might try acclimating the animal to whatever stimuli is causing the undesirable excitement. It may be a noise, or seeing other animals or people. The key is teaching them that their triggers are nothing to fear.
Use the dog’s name often when training to ensure that you have their attention. Use his name more when he is a puppy. By the time he is grown, he will automatically give you his attention when you say his name. Choose a short name that is easily recognizable from other words.
The best way to train your dog is to use different tones of voices. Your dog should be able to distinguish between varying tones you use for praise, commands and corrections. Be firm at all times, but vary your tone depending on what you are trying to get the dog to do.
Regardless of your dog’s age or level of training, he is sure to benefit from this advice. Remember, patience is a virtue. With any luck, the dog will be much happier.