Who doesn’t enjoy the joy and company a dog can provide? However, dogs also require lots of hard work and dedication. There is a lot of training that needs to take place. Before long, you will be able to enjoy a well-trained dog by applying these tips.
You need to adhere to a specific feeding routine for your dog. Develop a feeding schedule, and be consistent with the routines so you can teach your dog what to expect and how to behave. Your dog will soon become accustomed to his feeding schedule and eat quickly.
Be sure that your canine is consuming a healthy diet. Feeding your dog bad food is very bad for several different reasons. Poor nutrition adversely affects your dog’s health and can cause uncharacteristic behavior. Something as simple as improving their diet can sometimes have a huge impact on how receptive they are to training.
Training your pet to roll over very easy. Just remember to have treats in hand. First, have your pet to lay down. Then, hold the treat over your dog’s head and swipe it above and around his head, causing him to roll over. He should roll his body over while following the treat. As he is rolling over, give the “roll over” command, and do this repeatedly until he can roll over with just the command and without the treat. Do not get mad if it takes several tries. Once they learn this particular trick, they will be popular at the dog park!
Use a phrase on your puppy to house train him. Every single time you take your pup to do his business, say something like “need to go out?”. It does not matter the phrase you choose, as long as you keep it consistent. This will keep him focused, and will teach him to associate those words with the action of relieving himself.
As the dog improves, greater freedom can be granted. You will find your dog to be more obedient and your dog will be happier. Just be careful not to overdo it on the freedom initially as it can set your training your dog efforts back.
When your pet jumps on you, squeeze its paws lightly. This will make it know jumping is not something that you want it to do. This does not hurt the dog if you do it lightly, but it is an uncomfortable feeling for them. It won’t take long for your dog to associate the unpleasant sensation with the act of jumping up, and he will quickly stop doing so.
Dogs need to understand exactly what your “no” means. Stick to positive training methods, as they can help the most. When you say “no”, your dog does not understand how to react. Make sure that your training regimen is unique to your specific dog.
You cannot rush through the training process. A puppy’s attention span is short and their energy is limited, so your sessions should be short and positive. If your training sessions stress your puppy, he will grow increasingly less attentive in future sessions.
Accidents are a part of training your puppy to go potty outside. To help your training stay on track, clean up any messes right away. Smells from urine and feces can linger in a carpet and attract your pet to return to the same spot for elimination. Check any local stores or pet shops for products that are specifically designed to remove the urine smell from a carpet.
With what you’ve learned, you are now ready to get these tips into play! Be patient when training your dog, and most importantly, ensure your dog is aware of when their behavior is appropriate. It’s not an overnight process, but results come fairly quickly.