Dogs are joyful creatures full of love. Puppies require a lot of time and work. Training is a huge part of their care. Take a look at the advice presented above, and you can properly train your dog very quickly.
Look at things from your dog’s point of view. When your dog is slow to learn, you may become frustrated. Understand your dogs position, to reduce any tension that you may have towards them. Your training will improve if you view things the way they do.
Always reward good, calm behavior. When your dog responds to a command in the right way, you should reward this behavior when he is calm. Don’t get too excited, though, as your excitement may cause them to break their concentration. Stay calm and the dog will stay calm, and you’ll be able to reward it.
Keep in mind that you’ll have to do a lot of repetition in order to each your dog new commands. It may take 25-50 tries before your dog understands a command consistently and thoroughly. Continue repeating the command patiently, and eventually your dog will understand it.
Let your dog have more freedom as he or she starts to behave and listen to commands more. Maintaining a proper balance between obeying your commands and having some freedom will lead to a happier dog. Just be cautious not to give too much freedom at once, as this may have a counter effect on your dog training.
Approach an unknown dog slowly and let him smell your outstretched hand. Dogs need to familiarize themselves with the smell before they can trust you. After the dog becomes familiar with your smell, he’ll start to trust you and listen to you.
When your pet jumps on you, squeeze its paws lightly. This will make it know jumping is not something that you want it to do. If done lightly, it won’t hurt the dog, but it’ll make them uncomfortable. In time, they will cease jumping on humans, as they will have the negative association with the squeezing.
Use positive reinforcement when dog training. Use a soft tone to let your dog know you are satisfied and give it some small treats too. Don’t ever hit your dog or yell at them! These tactics backfire and just make your dog believe you are incompetent. Firmness, positivity and consistency are the keys to solid dog training.
You have to train your dog not to bark when you don’t want them to. When he barks, show him his favorite treat, and repeat the command. “Quiet” works well. Then, allow them to have the treat. Enough repetitions will result in the dog associating the treat with the command and remaining quiet.
With what you’ve learned, you are now ready to get these tips into play! Be patient and be sure to reinforce positive behaviors with praise and treats. Some of the advice may be a challenge, but it will be worth it.