Dogs make people happy and love unconditionally. A puppy is quite a bit of work. Training is a necessary part of a puppy. Thankfully, this article should provide you with a ton of training advice you can use starting today.
Use your dog’s name as much as you can to make sure he is paying attention. Do this consistently during the first several weeks to get your dog to pay attention to you. It’s best to stick with shorter names, one’s that are distinguishable from other words.
Do not give up when you are trying to train your dog. Your dog will not remember his training if you are not there to constantly remind him of what you expect. Training for your dog never ends, think about it in the same manner as sheltering and feeding your dog.
When you train ball-fetching to your dog, prove yourself the leader in the relationship by forcing your dog to return to you with the ball always. If the dog drops it nearby and you retrieve it, the dog feels as though he has the leadership role. Instructing the dog to bring the ball to you every time shows him that he must obey you as the leader.
Keep your voice firm and level when delivering commands to your dog. This lets the dog know you are serious. In time, your dog will understand what you want regardless of which words you use.
A great dog training tip is call your dog by its name when you are trying to get its attention. If you want to maintain control of your dog, your dog needs to know how to respond to you. Use your dog’s name several times a day. Also, it is very inappropriate for you to call the dog over to you and then punish him, as this will teach him to fear you and discourage him from coming when called.
Your dog needs to understand how to go to a vet exam. Use a gentle pass of your hand along their body to let them know that they are being praised when they act correctly. Practice handling both paw and teeth exams, by examining between the paw pads and lifting the dog’s jowls. You can make your dog more comfortable with strangers touching him by enlisting your friends assistance and have them look over your dog.
For a dog to become house trained you should always have them on the same feeding schedule everyday, so their elimination time is always the same. This gives both you and the dog a heads up as to when they need to go outside, and you can make sure that happens before they make a mess indoors. When a dog has a schedule, they also learn the valuable skill of “holding it” until you take him for his next scheduled trip outside.
Dogs benefit the most from consistent training and rewards. You should show the dog the things it has to do, then create a routine and give the dog rewards during practice sessions. This is, if not the only, certainly the best method for effective dog training. The key is to praise success and maintain continuity.
If you’ve noticed that specific things trigger your dog’s bad behavior, then keep it busy when that thing is occurring, so your dog can’t concentrate on it. As an example, if your dog doesn’t like to be around other dogs, then you need to keep him busy with his attention focused on you when you approach other dogs while on a walk. This will allow him to make the relation between the positive stimuli and positive things happening.
When dogs bite, it is usually provoked from fear, rather than aggression. This is common behavior for a dog that feels as if he is trapped, threatened, or scared. Dogs cannot be trained through force. Forcing a dog to do something it doesn’t feel comfortable doing can cause you to get bitten. A dog that respects you will obey you.
Use these tips now that you know them. Stay patient and reward your dog when they act properly. These tips will not be mastered overnight, but you and your dog will soon get there.