What a great thing! What is the first step that should be taken when introducing your dog to his new home? Training your dog is beneficial to both you and your pet. Training your dog begins with knowing methods and best practices. These tips will help you understand these.
Always buy a crate that is the correct size for your dog so you can train them well. Keep in mind, puppies do not stay small forever. Find a crate big enough for your adult dog. The ability to move around within the crate is paramount to the pet’s comfort.
As you train your dog, be sure to create verbal cues to make your pet know that he is doing what you want it to do. It’s faster to tell your dog “yes” than it is to find and give it a treat.
Refrain from using higher end training gadgets, such as shock collar devices. They often do not function properly and their cost is rarely justified. In addition, shock collars and some similar items can actually discourage your dog from practicing good behavior. Generally, techniques such as these actually produce negative results.
Maintain consistent volume and voice tone over time when giving your dog commands. Your voice tone lets your dog know that you are serious and that you expect their obedience. It can also help the dog realize the distinction between disciplinary tones and other types of commands.
When you are training your doggy friend, use what is known as primary reinforcement. With primary reinforcement, you use something that your dog loves when it needs to be rewarded for positive behavior. This may mean giving food items as treats or scratching the dog’s tummy. This helps teach your dog that he can get exactly what he wants.
Your dog will behave well if you keep reinforcing your training. Training does not stop when your dog leaves his puppy stage. By continually reinforcing obedient behaviors and disciplining negative behaviors, you will have a dog that behaves appropriately.
In order to decrease barking, stay around the offending item. It may be as simple as a sound or being in close proximity to other animals. This will help your dog understand that barking is unnecessary.
Continue training your dog using the same techniques over time. If the whole family is involved in the training, everyone should be on the same page as far as commands, discipline and rewards are concerned. The dog will learn more easily if he learns a single set of commands and if he knows what response will be received for his behavior.
Stay as consistent as possible if you want your dog to learn how to delay going to the bathroom. Take him outside hourly to do his business. If he does go to the toilet outside, praise him. Don’t yell at your dog for having an accident. Yelling does not teach, and the dog won’t understand why you’re upset. Allow your dog the chance to go out after meals and when he gets out of a crate/pen.
A properly trained dog is proud and content and his owner is usually quite pleased as well. With the information here, you are on your way to successfully training your dog.