You can train your dog to the point where he will not bark excessively, growl or exhibit aggressive behavior. If not trained completely out of a dog, they can at least be corrected with the following information in this article. Proper training helps any dog to become the perfect, loyal companion.
Reward your dog’s good behavior. If your dog follows a training command properly, then it is acceptable to reward the behavior to a calm animal. Although you are certainly excited about your dog’s accomplishment, showcasing lots of excitement on your end can cause your dog to become too excited, which causes you to lose control. Stay calm and the dog will stay calm, and you’ll be able to reward it.
You have to be consistent with the crate training of your new puppy. As soon as the puppy is out of the crate, let them have an opportunity to go outside and relieve themselves. Eventually, the puppy will learn to wait to pee until given the opportunity.
Right at the moment they do the behavior you are trying to reinforce, give the verbal command of approval. For example, using the word “yes” can let your dog know they can retrieve their reward.
Stay away from high end training devices like shock collars. They often do not function well as they say they do and are a lot more expensive as opposed to conventional methods of training. In addition, shock collars and some similar items can actually discourage your dog from practicing good behavior. These methods yield negative results.
Maintain consistent volume and voice tone over time when giving your dog commands. The dog will know you’re telling them what to do that way. Doing this also ensures that your dog will know the difference between your “you’re in trouble” voice and your “do as I say” voice.
When training your dog, make sure to have fun with him too. Playing with your dog helps build a stronger bond between dog and human, which encourages the dog to respond positively during training. In addition to your daily training sessions, take time out for simple play. Make this uncomplicated and fun for your dog.
Don’t bog your puppy down with more information than he can process. Puppies can’t pay attention for too long and are not very good at focusing on something for long periods of time, so limit the duration of training sessions. If you overdo it, he is likely to forget everything he learned and simply remember the experience in an unfavorable light, making it that much harder for you the next time you attempt the training.
It is important that your dog return to you on command. You dog should know to go back to you every time that you call him. Teach this necessary behavior sequentially so that the dog obeys, even when distractions are present. Recall is hard, but it can also be life-saving.
It should be clear that training a dog really is doable for everyone. When you have the right mentality and knowledge, canine training becomes simple. Dogs are often trained better whenever it is their owners doing the training.