You can train your dog to the point where he will not bark excessively, growl or exhibit aggressive behavior. In cases when these behaviors can’t be completely eliminated, they can be minimized by using these tips. With right obedience training, even the most rowdy behavior can be corrected.
As you begin training your dog, create a verbal cue that allows your pet to understand the exact moment that they correctly complete your command. For example, using the word “yes” can let your dog know they can retrieve their reward.
Let any dog you approach sniff your hand first so he can smell you. He’ll learn your scent and begin to have trust. Dogs are more likely to be friendly and obedient if they recognize you.
Begin the puppy training process with a simple task. You will remain motivated if you can train it successfully right away, and your dog will get used to obeying you. You will see more results as you are training this way.
Your training sessions should be very short. By keeping the sessions short you will be able to hold your dog’s attention. When you want to train more, give the dog a break and come back later.
When training your pet, see to it that you get its attention all the time. For example, state your dog’s name before giving a command. This gets his attention, then you can follow through with the command. Dogs commonly respond quickly when their names are called, and they realize that you want their attention.
When you begin training your puppy, create a bond with him by first teaching him his name. Use his name on a regular basis, and teach him that the appropriate response to hearing is name is to come over to you. These are the first words your puppy should learn. Be around your puppy a lot, so he knows to trust you. Over time, the puppy will be able to learn more advanced training.
Dog barking can be stopped by removing the cause. Triggers can include strangers, loud sounds or new places. They’ll learn quickly barking isn’t their best option.
Consistency is extremely important in any training program. If multiple family members are involved in a pet’s training, make sure everyone is using the same commands and a similar system of discipline and rewards. The dog will have an easier time learning if he has only one set of commands to learn and if he knows what response each behavior will receive.
Wearing out a puppy with too much training and information, will be extremely counterproductive. A puppy only has short bursts of energy and doesn’t have a long attention; you’ve got to keep your training sessions positive and short. Your puppy will happier with the experience, and less resistant to your future efforts. He will be looking forward to them instead.
People should understand that training your dog does not have to be all that difficult. Armed with education, patience and the right philosophy, training your dog is eminently feasible. It is possible for any dog to fulfill its potential and flourish under the tutelage of its master.