It may seem difficult to train a new dog. But, if you apply the tips in this piece, you can learn to build a strong relationship with your dog and get a better understanding of his needs.
Ensure that your dog gets plenty of exercise and stimulation. Dogs can easily become bored. A dog without interest in what you’re doing is more difficult to train. Dogs are more inclined to obey when they are regularly taken out for exercise and happily accepted as a member of your family. You and your dog can run or walk together daily.
Your dog may not learn a command right away. It isn’t unusual to have to repeat a trick dozens of times before the dog understands. Continue repeating the same command with patience, and eventually your dog will learn it.
When house training a dog, keep in mind that whatever they take in, they must eventually eliminate. To ensure that your dog’s bowel movements remain regular, feed him or her some high-quality food a minimum of twice per day during the same times daily. Doing so allows you to gain a clearer picture of when your puppy might need to relieve himself outdoors.
It is a simple task to teach a dog how to roll over, just be sure to keep some dog treats handy! First, have your pet to lay down. Next, hold a treat near the floor on one side of his head, slowly bring the treat up and over the dogs head to the other side. As the dog uses his nose to track the morsel, he will simultaneously roll his entire body over. As he is rolling over say, “roll over” and praise them immediately when they do. Be patient while he masters this trick. He will be a star once he does!
Don’t waste your money on expensive training products, such as shock collars. They are both expensive and unlikely to work properly. This is also a negative way to train your dog and might cause them to be aggressive. This technique can yield negative results.
Do not drag out your training sessions for too long. Dogs don’t have long attention spans so make sure that your training sessions are kept short. If you wish to do more training, give your dog a play break to stretch their legs and relax before resuming their training.
Use the dog’s name as much as possible to ensure that it pays attention. Use the name repeatedly during the first weeks after your dog’s arrival, so he pays attention to you when he hears the name. For best results, the dog’s name should be short and not sound like any other word in the English language.
Take note of the tone of your voice as you discipline your pet. Your dog is sensitive to the tone of your voice and can sense your feelings based on it. Back up your discipline with a stern, but not angry, tone of voice to communicate your displeasure.
The best way to train your dog is to use different tones of voices. Commands, corrections and praise should all have their own tone in order to help your dog distinguish cause and effect with his and your behavior. Keep your commands short and sharp while corrections should be louder.
Now that you have this knowledge, you can shape your dog into a calm, obedient animal that will delight your entire family. Give the tips listed in this article a shot. You may find that it is much easier to train your pup.