Why did you want to get a dog? Some people enjoy their loyalty while others find them to be extremely cute. Of course, you want an obedient one. In order to have an obedient dog, it will take some training. In this article, you will find useful tips for your doggy training.
When you correct your dog verbally, try making those corrections short and straight to the point. Do not rant on at length to your dog telling them how they were bad. Just tell them no, and point them in the desired direction. Let your dog know that if you raise your voice they need to pay attention.
It is of utmost importance that you reward your dog consistently and correctly while training. You should immediately reward your dog when they follow your command. It can create confusion for dogs if rewards are sporadic and not administered at the correct times.
When crate training a young puppy you must be consistent. When letting your dog out of the crate, be sure to immediately allow your dog to relieve himself. As time passes, your puppy will start to be able to use the restroom at the appropriate times.
Try not to reinforce bad behaviors from your dog. In other words, you must avoid showering your pet with treats or rewards in response to performing some unwanted behavior. For instance, don’t pat your dog on the head if it’s jumping up on you.
Start your training your dog with something that will be easy for him to learn. Smaller, more easily learned behaviors are more likely to produce timely successes and a solid foundation for future training efforts. This ensures your outcome is positive.
Your dog needs an hour or more of exercise every day along with any training or bathroom breaks. Your training will be easier and more effective if your dog gets good daily exercise. Keep in mind that a dog that’s been exercised regularly is happier and more responsive to your commands.
Use primary reinforcement to train your dog. The dog has a reward they love given when they are good. Some common reinforcements include your dog’s favorite treat or a belly rub. Your dog will learn well from this.
To ensure your dog’s good behavior, keep up its training throughout its life. Training does not stop when your dog leaves his puppy stage. 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.
When you go out with your dog, always pay attention to other dogs and animals you come across. 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.
Make training fun for you and your dog. Your dog will enjoy training sessions most and be able to pay attention well if lessons are short. Ten to fifteen minutes is a good guideline. The rewards offered to your dog need to be plentiful (especially at first) and varied. You should praise your dog when he or she does a good job. When you take a more positive approach to discipline, the process becomes far more enjoyable.
Six months is the recommended age at which a dog should be spayed or neutered. You should have him or her spayed or neutered along with taking him or her to obedience classes. A dog that is fixed will be more willing to learn. Your dog will be happier and he or she will live longer.
Don’t ever assume that a dog won’t bite. Until you have established yourself as the pack leader, you dog may think that the position is his. You have to display alpha behavior in order to show your pet you are the boss. Dogs that don’t understand human behavior can bite even if not provoked.
Are you now ready to work with your dog? Hopefully now the idea of training your dog seems a lot more doable. Remember, an obedient dog is the goal. That said, this is not a quick process to complete. But, remember, it will be very worth it; your pup will grow into the perfect companion. Choose the tips and tricks that are best suited to your particular situation.