Training your dog can seem frustrating at times, especially if you are just starting out with a new animal. By following the tips presented here, you will be able to build a strong relationship with your dog and provide training that will help him be a better dog and you a better owner.
Proper and generous rewards are critical to dog training. Treats, toys and praise have to be given in the right doses and at the correct times. By giving treats at the proper time, you’ll ensure that your dog understands which behavior it’s being rewarded for.
A dog needs a healthy diet as much as a dog owner does. It is entirely up to you to provide a good diet for your pet. Without proper nutrition, your dog can suffer both physically and behaviorally. A proper diet can affect how well they react to training.
Repetition is what causes a dog to learn. It can take as many as 50 repetitions of one command before your dog learns it. Continue repeating the command patiently, and eventually your dog will understand it.
It’s important to avoid inadvertently encouraging inappropriate behavior if you want your dog to learn. This means denying your dog treats and praise whenever it misbehaves. For instance, avoid rubbing the dog’s head every time they jump up when you get home.
Training your pet to roll over very easy. Just remember to have treats in hand. Firstly, have the dog lie down. The next step is to palm the treat and hold your hand beside your dog’s head. Slowly raise the treat over your dog’s head to the opposite side. He should roll his body over while following the treat. Each time he sways to one side, tell him to “roll over”. Keep doing this until the treat is no longer needed. Make sure you are patient because this is likely to take several attempts. However, your dog will eventually learn this command.
When training your dog, make it fun for the both of you. Try and develop a bond with your dog by playing with him, it will only encourage the dog to want to please you more during training. Training can be pretty fun, but make sure you get plenty of non-training play in too.
Overworking a new puppy with new information will only lead to trouble. You need to keep your training sessions short so that your puppy pays attention. If your training sessions stress your puppy, he will grow increasingly less attentive in future sessions.
It is never a good idea to provide a reward for bad behavior when attempting to end a particular negative behavior. This will give your dog the wrong mindset during the training session. For instance, avoid giving treats to calm a barking dog.
With this advice in hand, you are now ready to tackle the task of training your dog. The whole family will benefit from a calmer, more well-behaved pooch. Apply the tips here, and you will see how simple dog training can be.