Congrats! So, what are you going to do next? Investing the time in proper training will help you and your dog forge a much better relationship. These suggestions will help you in your pet training efforts.
It is essential to have the correct timing for your training sessions. Start with a quick session initially, adding time with successive training periods. This will give you a good idea of when to put more effort into your training session.
Dogs tend to concentrate on one thing to the exclusion of everything else unless that concentration is interrupted. Your dog can learn to focus less and less, except for your commands, by using repetition.
Learning how to show authority is the foundation of all puppy training. Your dog must see you as a leader, or they will not follow your commands. Always walk in front of the dog when you go on walks, because this is the position to show leadership.
As training progresses, dogs can be given more freedom because they are more reliable. You will find your dog to be more obedient and your dog will be happier. Don’t give too much at any one time, of course, or it could take your training back a step.
Teaching a dog to walk correctly while on its leash is important. This is important for both the dog’s safety, and your own.
Be consistent when training your dog. Make sure that others are using similar commands if they are training your dog. Your dog will learn better if the commands are ones he is familiar with.
Use your dog’s name as much as you can to make sure he is paying attention. Use it often in the early days of training, so your pup learns that he should pay attention to you when you call his name. Choose a puppy name that sounds differently than other words your puppy may hear throughout the day.
Over-training your puppy will expose it to too much at once, rendering the training less effective. Brief, simple, positive training sessions are well-suited to the limited supply of energy and attention a pup has to work with. If you try to do too much, the puppy will probably not remember much except that it was an unpleasant experience, and that will make it more difficult when the time comes for the next training session.
When you are walking your dog, a good tip in training him is to be alert for other dogs. Sometimes, other dogs can get aggressive, as you want to keep your dog out of harms way. If you see a dog acting aggressively or fearfully, avoid that dog.
A well trained dog is a happy dog, and owners of well trained dogs are pretty happy too. With the use of these tips, you are well on your way to a successful canine training relationship.