With a properly trained dog, you can have a home that you and your pet will find peaceful. Give these suggestions a try. You may find your interactions with your canine friend dramatically changed by these tips.
For the best results in training your pet, you must be diligent about giving rewards and encouragement. Reward your dog with some treats right after they obey an order. This is because dogs tend not to understand what it’s being rewarded for when they do not get it at the proper time.
Do not allow your pet to become complacent in his training. Establish a clear set of rules and stick with it at all times. A lot of owners will train their dogs once and not conduct any refreshers. Dogs, though, are like people in the way they fall into habits. It is important that the training your dog receives is reinforced regularly.
You can show your dog how to do tricks, get some treats. First, have the dog lay down. You can put the treat on the floor by their head and then raise it up over to the other side. He will follow the treat by rolling over. As he is rolling over, give the “roll over” command, and do this repeatedly until he can roll over with just the command and without the treat. It may take a while to get to this point, but you will be pleased if you stick with it. It’s an impressive trick.
Approach an unfamiliar dog slowly, offering only the backside of your hand for his inspection. He’ll learn your scent and begin to have trust. When the dog becomes familiar with your smell, he will not fear you and will respond to your commands easier.
Remember it is important to be patient when you are training your dog. This will reduce anger, stress and tension when you train your dog. It takes time for your dog to learn what is expected from him. Understand that your dog wants your approval and is doing his best to earn it.
Make sure you avoid all the accidents you can whenever you’re toilet-training your dog. Look for signs that your dog needs to go outside. Pacing back and forth and showing you more attention are types of triggers. When you notice this, do not delay. Quickly leash your pet and lead him to an area where he can relieve himself. Praise him for a job well done. Your dog will eventually learn how to alert you when it’s time for them to use the restroom.
When implementing discipline with your dog, monitor your tone of voice. Your pet is very in tune with your emotions. Sometimes a stern voice is necessary.
You do not want to over-stress your new pup by trying to teach him too much too quickly. A puppy’s attention span is short and it has a limited amount of energy, so sessions should remain short and positive. If you try to rush and throw in too much information, your puppy will not remember the lesson and you’ll have a harder time training him.
This advice is applicable for any age or obedience level. Just be patient in the application of these techniques. It is hoped that you and your pet will find much happiness together.