You and your dog will both benefit from training. A dog who is well-trained will know how to behave. Once a dog is trained, no one will have to worry about leaving the animal home alone. It will not always be easy to train your dog. It takes a lot of time and effort to properly train a dog.
Whenever you introduce new animals to your home, make sure you do it slowly. Keep your current pet in mind, if you are considering adopting a new pet. Getting compatible pets is the key to a healthy home.
Do not tie a dog up near another dog, or dogs. The restraints for each dog can become tangled and in an effort to free themselves, they can be injured. If a big dog is tangled up with a little one, they may get so wrapped up that air passages are blocked off, and one could potentially die.
If you want to be sure you are successful in your dog training efforts, it is vital that you keep your dog active throughout its life. By their very nature, most dogs are not sedentary. Dogs need to run around and do activities with their owners to be at their best. Take your pet to the dog park or help him learn a new skill that keeps him active, such as playing fetch with tennis balls or catching a Frisbee in mid-flight. Do not allow your dog to suffer from boredom, keep him moving often.
Stay consistent when training your dog. The commands that you use should be used by others as well. Make a list, and make sure other people who deal with your dog know the commands. Everyone must be commanding and responding to the dog in the same way for training to be successful. If other people are not following your training program, it can make your dog confused, which will set back your dog’s training.
Teach your dog the difference between right and wrong. Everyone in your house needs to set these boundaries too. This will make your efforts worthless.
This only encourages the dog to listen at their own discretion. Don’t give a command if you lack the energy or time to enforce it.
If you feel that you cannot maintain a fully patient state, do not begin a training session. Your patience is vital to helping the dog understand and accomplish his training goals, work through distractions or other behavioral issues and learn self-discipline.
Through dog training sessions, both you and your dog will learn about building rules for your relationship. In the same way that these rules are helpful to human relationships, you and your dog will be able to enjoy the time you spend together more after there’s an understanding about how to follow the rules. Always keep to the routine and reinforce every rule you have established. If you continue to keep up with training your dog you will curb any bad behaviors that have popped up. Once your dog knows the basics, his ability to do anything is near limitless