Training a new dog is a daunting task. It is necessary for your sanity and your dog’s safety, however. Positive training is the only method worth using. Patience and consistency are key things to have in canine training. Set aside about twenty to thirty minutes each day. This is the amount in which they’re most receptive. Your dog won’t be able to focus for much longer.
The space you share with your pet should be calm and relaxed. You should make sure they are calm when you come into the house or in the room that they are in. Try to ignore your dog when your first enter the room because this will help to keep them calm and reinforce that you are in control.
To ensure success, you must ensure that the crate you are using is appropriate for the size and breed of your pet. Keep in mind that puppies get bigger. Choose a crate that can grow with him. At full size your dog should be able to move around without feeling too constricted.
Make sure you aren’t enforcing bad behavior without meaning to. Thus, you must not reward the dog if it does something you are working to stop. If the dog jumps at you, don’t rub it’s head.
Approach an unfamiliar dog slowly, offering only the backside of your hand for his inspection. The dog will become familiar with your smell and recognize the scent in the future. The dog will no longer be afraid after he is able to recongnize the scent and may begin to follow commands.
Make sure food and outside time are scheduled to help break your dog into being an inside dog. This can train your dog to whine or come get you when he feels the urge, so you can let him out and prevent him from doing his business inside. Conversely, this also teaches your dog that he may need to wait to go to the bathroom.
Pay attention to the length of your canine training sessions. Dogs can quickly lose focus when you prolong activities. Ten minutes is about the length of time a dog can handle.
Always make use of positive reinforcement when it comes to training your dog. Praise your dog when he deserves it, and give him treats to show that you are pleased. You should never yell at your dog, or physically harm them. This doesn’t work well and only succeeds in teaching your dog that its master is out of control. You should talk to them in a stern voice but always be nice to them if they do a good thing.
The first thing you should do when training a puppy is teach him his name. Always use his name, and expect him to come to you when he is called. Your puppy’s name should be one of its first words learned. Spend plenty of quality time with them, so that they know that they can trust you. The puppy will be more open to more training down the line.
These ideas will keep your dog on the up and up. As a result, your property at home and your pet will be safer. When following the training techniques mentioned here, your training will go smoother as long as you are patient and consistent.