Some people shy away from training their own dog for fear that it will be too hard. Not understanding how to do it properly can cause uncertainty in novice owners. In order to train a dog, you must be knowledgeable about different training techniques that exist. Keep reading this piece and you will acquire many new ideas and tips.
Dogs that suffer from separation anxiety should always be in the company of other people. If your dog develops relationships with other people, it will help to reduce its dependence on just one person.
Discourage unwanted behavior when you see it. Use a firm voice when you say “no” to your dog. Don’t yell at your dog, and never, ever hit him. Chastise him for bad behavior when it happens, but not too long after. Dogs have short attention spans. If you wait, it will be unclear to the dog what you’re doing.
You can use a can that you shake at your dog to train them. Seal up a can with some coins inside. If your dog does something bad, you can shake the can. Your dog will be startled by the sound and will cease the behavior. After you do this several times, the dog will begin to understand that this behavior will not be tolerated. Don’t shake the can more than once. Doing it multiple times can defeat the purpose.
Punishment is an ineffective tool for training your dog. You should make every effort to prevent the behavior in the first place, but if your pet does misbehave, show him what he should have done instead. You should make training a time to interact with your dog, you want to build a positive relationship with him.
Include plenty of physical activity in your dog’s training routine. Dogs require mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. Dogs that lose interest are hard to train. If your dog is fit and content, he will be much more likely to heed your instructions. Regularly take a walk or run with your dog.
When it dealing with your dog barking, be sure to be mindful of the activities in the environment when your pet barks excessively. Knowing what triggers the behavior can help you deal with it constructively. For example, if strange people or animals cause your dog to bark, then you might need to spend more time socializing.
Keep treats on hand to reward your pet for doing good. The first step is to get the dog to lay down. Then, put a treat close to the floor near the side of the dog’s head, and gradually raise it over its head to the opposite side. He should roll his body over while following the treat. As he rolls over say out loud, “roll over.” Repeat this until he rolls over with the command alone. Do not get mad if it takes several tries. Once they learn this particular trick, they will be popular at the dog park!
Hopefully with the knowledge you just acquired about training your dog, you’re feeling more confident with ways you can do just that. Use these tips and continue learning as you embark on your lifelong journey of discovery with your dog.