Sadly, many people rush out to buy a pet without prior consideration. Owning a dog requires a firm commitment from you. They need to be properly trained so that they are well-behaved and do not get into any trouble. Use the tips in the following article to train your dog.
There needs to be one specific place to go potty if you decide to allow your dog to do this indoors. Put down potty pads in this area and make it so they have just one pad to go on.
Be sure to discourage unwanted behaviors at the moment they occur. Say “No’ to your dog in a strong voice. Do not yell and hit your dog despite any mistakes it does. Stop bad behavior when it occurs or soon after. Dogs do not remember things for too long. Waiting will only confuse the dog.
Puppy training must be done on a regular basis. Before allowing your dog to eat, enjoy your affection or play outdoors, command him to sit. If you continually reinforce your training, the dog is sure to learn to always follow commands. If you only reinforce training at specific times, then it may not kick in during an emergency.
Make sure you establish feeding routines and times for your dog. Your dog should be fed at the same time everyday and they should only have a certain amount of time to eat. Your dog will learn to finish eating before you take the dish away.
Successful puppy training entails continual training throughout the life of the dog. Many owners think that once they have taken their puppy or dog through obedience training classes, it is trained for life and they never have to train it again. You could not be more wrong. Your canine has the ability to learn every day of his life. Keep reinforcing training that you give it, and you’ll be rewarded in having an obedient dog.
Utilize a method of training known as the ‘shake-can.’ Take an old can, throw some bolts or coins in it, and seal it up tight. Use this can if your dog misbehaves. The dog will be startled and will stop doing whatever it is he’s doing. Your dog will know when they hear the can shake they are doing something bad. Just shake it one time though, shaking it too much will desensitize your dog.
Even untrained, mature dogs can benefit from these tips. Start your training as soon as possible so as to avoid any accidents when the dog doesn’t know any better.