Many people worry that taking a dominant role in training their dog will affect their friendly and loving relationship. This article sheds some light on simple training tips that you will find useful in training your dog. Education is essential for success, and learning the right way to train your dog is step one.
When you are consistent, your dog will learn to postpone his elimination until he is at an appropriate spot. If you are home, spend time everyday with your puppy, and take him out every hour or so. Give him praise when he goes to the bathroom outside. If your dog has an accident in the house, never harshly reprimand it. He does not know better, and shouting at him will only make things worse. Make it a rule that fifteen minutes after the dog eats or drinks, he is taken out for a walk. As well, he should be taken out each time he is let out of the crate.
When teaching about sitting, have your dog remain standing while the treat is held in front of him. Throw the treat right above him and then put your hand behind his back. It will make the dog look up to watch your hand. Dogs naturally sit when they do this.
Research to find out if your training path fits your dog’s specific breed. Some breeds just take a little more time to train, due to temperament and ability. Sometimes, more patience is required than others for certain breeds, such as a basset hound or beagle.
Dogs crave leadership because they are pack animals. Some dogs resist following their owner’s lead. In these cases, seek help from a qualified positive reinforcement trainer to help you earn your dog’s trust. You must teach your dog to regard you as the alpha (leader), as this will make the dog more obedient and help it feel more secure.
You have to be consistent with the crate training of your new puppy. Whenever you let your puppy out of the crate, he must be given the immediate chance to go potty. Doing so helps him learn when it is okay to go to the bathroom.
Keep your eyes on other dogs as you walk your own. Some dogs are more aggressive by nature and it is wrong to assume that it is the result of the owner. Make sure your dog stays away from other dogs that are aggressive.
You must remain flexible when it comes to training. Flexibility will make things easier if and when the dog runs into trouble learning. This lets you able to tweak some aspects of a plan until you find one that works.
When speaking your pet’s name, always do so in a positive tone. The dog will begin to associate his own name with positive behaviors. This means you should always avoid using your dogs name in negative tones.
Don’t approach a strange dog too quickly. Hold our your hand and slowly move closer. He’ll learn your scent and begin to have trust. When the dog knows your scent, he is better able to trust you and follow given commands.
You should now feel a little more competent and comfortable in your role as a dog trainer. Use these tips and you can be not only train your dogs better, but you will better be able to understand them. Small tips equal large progress.