You love your dog and you also care for your possessions. Your dog has no regard for material possessions, and yearns to chew on them. In this article, you’ll find great tips and tricks to help keep your dog from chewing on your possessions.
Establish feeding habits for your dog. Your dog will begin to recognize there is a routine if you regularly remove the food bowl 10 or 15 minutes after you put it down. By doing this, your dog will eventually learn to finish their food in one sitting, making feeding a little easier on you.
You must be willing to invest the time required for practice if you want your training to be successful. You might have to keep repeating something to a dog as much as fifty times for it to ‘click’. Using the exact same command and remain patient with them so that they can get it.
If you need to approach a dog that you are not familiar with, approach it slowly and allow it to sniff your hand. This gives the dog an opportunity to learn your scent. Once the dog recognizes your scent, he will not be afraid of you and will be more likely to follow your commands.
When house training your dog, be sure your dog has a predictable feeding and elimination routine. This gives both you and the dog a heads up as to when they need to go outside, and you can make sure that happens before they make a mess indoors. A schedule is a great way to train a dog how to hold in their needs till they can go out.
One of the very first commands you should teach a new puppy is the “leave it” command, which tells them to drop an item and step back from it. You can use this command for a number of purposes. For example, it is used to prevent the dog from chewing on something or even to guide them out of harm’s way.
Be mindful of how long the sessions are when you train your dog. If you try to focus for a long period of time on one command, your dog will show signs of boredom and begin to get antsy. This is why you need to limit the time of your training sessions to around 10 minutes.
Always train your dog with positive reinforcement. Praise the dog with petting, upbeat words and the occasional treat when he does something right. Avoid shouting and hitting the dog. These are inneffective punishments and will only cause fear. Maintain a calm attitude anytime that your dog does wrong so that you can have a relationship o mutual respect with your dog.
Over-training your puppy will expose it to too much at once, rendering the training less effective. Puppies have short attention spans and they cannot focus too much, so have shorter sessions and try to be positive during them every time. If you do too much the puppy will just forget what you have taught him, and remember it in a negative way, it will be harder to help him in the end.
All of the things you teach your dog are going to be a part of their behavior and personality. You might be reinforcing bad behaviors without even realizing it, for instance by playing with your dog or by acknowledging its barking. You want to really mold your pet by working towards a desired behavior.
The bottom line is that you must prevent the dog from chewing your belongings. This will not only prevent your dog from getting injured, but will also save you money and frustration. These tips will be able to stop improper chewing.