Dog owners who are responsible know that good dogs are not made, they’re trained. Socializing and training your dog will teach proper obedience and keep your dog happy and safe. Here are several training your dog tips to consider.
When you verbally correct your dog, do it quickly and concisely. Don’t rant on to the dog about the thinks that he did wrong. Just tell them no, and point them in the desired direction. Make sure your voice sounds firm and businesslike.
When tying up your dog, make sure it is not close to another chained dog. It is just too easy for dogs in such a situation to tangle their leads together, and this can lead to serious injuries for both of them. In the worst case, a large dog might be able to strangle or crush a smaller one, entirely by accident, while trying to free itself.
As you start training your dog, establish verbal cues that let your dog understand when they have performed something correctly. “Yes” is the perfect word to show dogs approval before giving a treat.
With patience and a handful of tasty treats, you can easily teach your pet to roll over. First, make sure the dog is in a laying position. Then, put a treat close to the floor near the side of the dog’s head, and gradually raise it over its head to the opposite side. As the dog uses his nose to track the morsel, he will simultaneously roll his entire body over. Say “roll over” as you perform the maneuver. Make sure you are patient because this is likely to take several attempts. However, your dog will eventually learn this command.
Decide on a specific command phrase for your pup during house training. When it’s time for him to go outside to do his business, say “Elimination Device…Activate!” or whatever phrase you chose to call his attention to the task at hand.
If you approach a dog you do not know, do so slowly. Let the dog sniff the back or top of your extended hand. As you do this, you give the dog an opportunity to acclimate to your scent and become used to your presence. After he knows you and your scent, it is easier to command him.
Teaching your dog to not tug and pull when on his leash is an important part of his training. The safety of both of you while out walking is paramount, and the proper training will ensure this.
“Leave It!” should be one of the first commands that a puppy learns. This command instructs them to release an object and walk away. This will help prevent them from chewing on your furniture or other items, as well as prevent them from having dangerous items in their mouths.
You need to make certain your dog is having fun each day during training sessions. Your dog will bond with you the more fun you have together, and this helps the dog give a positive response. Training may be a fun activity, but it’s also good to enjoy your time with your dog.
Your dog does not need to respond to you saying “no”. Instead, use positive reinforcement to encourage positive behaviors and gloss past the results that are not what you want. It takes more than a single syllable to elicit the desired response from your dog. Each dog is unique and has unique requirements. Training should be geared towards their needs and personality.
Hopefully, these tips can help both you and your dog enjoy your lives more. Training your dog well makes your dog more fun to have around and cause less stress. You can train your dog yourself or find someone else to do it. The training your dog learns will give him and your family many happy years.