For a beginner, dog training can sometimes be intimidating. With so much conflicting information out there, it is easy to become overwhelmed. This article will provide with you several tips to help you get started.
Look at it in your dog’s point of view. Sometimes, training will get frustrating, but you will need to have patience. Instead of completely giving up, consider looking at it from their perspective. This allows you to gain more insight into what is most likely to work and what should be avoided.
Get your dog into a feeding routine. Feed your dog at the same time everyday and giving your dog fifteen minutes to eat will help your dog remember when it is time to eat. Remove the bowl when he is done eating.
Dogs can concentrate on one thing intensely and you will have to learn to break his attention. If you are consistent and use repetition, your dog will start to wait for your signals before focusing on something.
Maintain consistent volume and voice tone over time when giving your dog commands. This lets them know you’re serious and that they must obey. Good consistent tones also let your dog know when tones are sharp for discipline or for a command that is not punishment.
Approach an unfamiliar dog slowly, offering only the backside of your hand for his inspection. This lets the dog get accustomed to your smell and he will be more trusting towards you. The dog will no longer be afraid after he is able to recongnize the scent and may begin to follow commands.
“Leave it” is a command that should be taught and reinforced early on. This can help get your dog to stop chomping on your belongings and help keep them safe from hazardous materials.
Use the same command for the behavior you want him to demonstrate. For example, state your dog’s name before giving a command. Secure the dog’s attention and then state what you wish him to do. Dogs tend to respond by name right away and they know that you want their attention.
Always use positive reinforcement to train your dog. You can use treats, toys, positive speech and even belly rubs. Under no circumstances should you be violent or aggressive with your dog in response to negative behaviors. This makes the dog think you are imbalanced. If you want good results, you must be positive, consistent and firm as you train your dog.
Desensitize your dog to the cause of their barking in order to reduce the behavior. It could be a particular sound or it could be the experience of being in front of other animals or people. This will help your dog understand that barking is unnecessary.
Accidents are a part of training your puppy to go potty outside. Immediately clean up every accident for training purposes. The smell from the feces and urine can stay in the carpet, and cause your pet to want to relieve themselves on that spot more often. Look into different cleaners, especially enzyme cleaners, available at any pet store.
These tips have hopefully given you some insight and usable suggestions. You will realize more success and train a happier dog by keeping these ideas handy when training your pet.