Congratulations on your new pet! Where do you go from here? If you train your dog, you will have a happier household. The following tips will tell you the inside scoop on how to get your pup trained properly.
Positive reinforcement is important when training your dog. It’s very important to provide treats at the proper time. This is because a dog does not always understand what it is being rewarded for if they do not receive their treat at the right time.
Ensure that your dog eats well. Your dog will not benefit from a poor diet. A poor diet can affect their behavior as well as their health. By simply improving the diet that the dog gets, you may notice a great improvement in how receptive they will be when it comes to training.
Give them chew toys for pain relief while teething, and keep everything else out of reach. You need to replace that with a designated chew toy. Teething pain can be soothed by a washcloth that has been soaked in water and frozen.
Do not tie more than one dog in the same area. This is due to the fact that they could become tangled in each others cords and end up injuring themselves when trying to get free. For example, a large dog could tangle the chain with a smaller dog, wrapping the chain around the neck of the small dog, causing it to die.
Training your pet to roll over very easy. Just remember to have treats in hand. You can have your dog sit or roll over. Then hold the treat at the side of the dog’s head and move it around it’s face to the other side. They should follow that treat with their nose, which should cause them to roll over. Whenever you dog does roll over, actually say the words, “roll over.” Continue to do this until your dog actually rolls over whenever you say the words without using the treat. Put your frustration aside and he’ll be performing this trick all over the place in no time.
Do not use shock collars. Often times, they do not work and are over priced. They can cause your dog to be confused about all their behaviors. The negative training causes negative outcomes.
When house training your pup, you should adhere to a regular schedule of feeding and elimination. Once you’ve established a schedule, it will be easier to predict when your dog needs to go to the bathroom. Conversely, this also teaches your dog that he may need to wait to go to the bathroom.
Being well trained makes for happy dogs, and happy dog owners as well. Use the advice you’ve read to start training your dog properly.