Do your find yourself frustrated because of your dog’s behavior? More intensive training may be needed to achieve the desired results. A little bit of extra time invested will help ensure you get the pet you want. For more advice and tips on training man’s best friend, read on.
If you have to keep your dogs outside, never tie them up too close to one another. The restraints for each dog can become tangled and in an effort to free themselves, they can be injured. If a big dog is tangled up with a little one, they may get so wrapped up that air passages are blocked off, and one could potentially die.
Come up with a phrase that you can teach your puppy during house training. Each time you let your dog out to relieve himself, use a phrase such as “go potty” so that he associates going outside with going to the bathroom.
When you approach a strange dog, make sure you approach him slowly and allow the dog to sniff your hand. This lets the dog get accustomed to your smell and he will be more trusting towards you. After the dog knows your scent, he is unlikely to fear you and may be more willing to heed your command.
“Leave it” is a command that should be taught and reinforced early on. This can help stop them from chewing on your belongings and prevents them from ingesting harmful things away from the home.
Limit the time of your training sessions with your dog so he doesn’t lose focus. Dogs can quickly lose focus when you prolong activities. Only spend 10 minutes during the first couple of sessions.
Keep training sessions short. Dogs don’t have long attention spans so make sure that your training sessions are kept short. You can choose to adopt a more intensive regimen, but only if you are willing to allow your dog a few moments of relaxation and play to break up the session.
Be sure to always grab your dog’s attention the same way. Start commands by using his name. This gets his attention, then you can follow through with the command. Your dog will notice their name and they will see that you want their attention.
Successful training your dog for walks means being aware of any dogs or other animals you will encounter while walking. You should not assume every dog is friendly; some dogs may be aggressive. Try to keep your dog distant from any dogs that seem aggressive or antisocial.
Taking time to train your dog may will allow you to have fun and relax with your pet. Being consistent will help you to be successful. Remember these tips and watch your dog become trained into obedience.