When your dog is trained properly, you will be able to have a better relationship. A dog who is successfully trained will bring a lot of happiness to you and your home. For the sake of a good relationship between your canine and you, keep reading.
Put yourself in your dog’s proverbial shoes, or paws, rather. Frustration is easy during puppy training. Do not give up! Switch things up by thinking like a dog. Try to see the world through their eyes.
It’s important to avoid inadvertently encouraging inappropriate behavior if you want your dog to learn. This means that you should never reward your dog, with treats or attention, for doing something you’re trying to train it out of. For instance, do not rub its head when it comes and jumps at you when you get home when you do not want your dog to do this.
Begin your training regimen with an easy task for your dog. You’ll make strides quickly, and your dog will quickly learn the basics of acceptable behavior. This helps you get better results.
Utilize primary reinforcement when training your furry friend. You need to give your dog a treat if they are good. This may mean giving food items as treats or scratching the dog’s tummy. The best rewards are things your dog already likes and wants.
If you want to be a good trainer, then you have to be firm and consistent. You should not be extremely strict or loving all the time. Find a balance on gentle firmness to use with your dog. This ensures you have a positive relationship between the dog and yourself.
Training needs to continue during the dog’s life. Your dog isn’t completely trained once he stops being a puppy. If you reinforce desired behaviors, you will ensure your dog’s continued obedience, and by continuing to discipline your dog, you will prevent negative behaviors from appearing.
If you are consistent, your puppy can learn to “hold it.” Take your dog to the bathroom at least once each hour. If he goes outside to the toilet, praise him. Do not scold the dog if he relieves himself inside the house. He is not yet aware that this is wrong and he is going to learn if you just yell at him. Instead, give the pet every chance to succeed by taking it outside as soon as you remove it from the crate and roughly 15 minutes after it eats or drinks.
Are you providing your dog with high quality, nutritional food? Like kids, dogs can get really hyperactive and unable to focus when their nutrition is not up to spec. Your dog will be more energetic if you give it food suited for dogs. Check with your vet about any specific nutritional needs he might need attending to!
Even when he tries your patience, you must consistently show patience and care. Remember that your dog thinks differently than you and they do not speak our language. They can simply notice your gestures, movements and tone, and lack awareness of your motives. You must always remain level-headed during training sessions. If you cannot do so, it is time to end the session.
You need to let your dog be a dog, so give him some time to burn off that energy. Dogs also need to be fed a healthy diet, get exercise, and be kept busy, just as you do.
Some people are shocked at how easy it really is to train a dog. Though personal changes and training techniques, the behavior of the dog can improve.