Tame Your Pup’s Wild Side For A Happier Household

Congrats! What is your next step after bringing your dog home? Don’t let any bad habits get started. Begin the training that will make your dog fit in with your home life, and be a joy to have. Training your dog begins with knowing methods and best practices. These tips will help you understand these.

Refrain from using extreme devices for training your dog, such as a shock collar. They may not work very well and are far too expensive. Also, using devices such as shock collars can restrain your dog while discouraging good behavior. It is common for these tactics to create adverse behavior.

In addition to regular walks and canine training sessions, you should make time to let your dog exercise for at least one hour every day. Being sure they have enough exercise time can ease training efforts and encourage proper behavior from them. A dog who has received plenty of exercise is happier and more responsive.

If you say ‘no’, your dog should understand that it does not need a response. Use positive reinforcement to encourage good behavior. When you tell your dog “no” during training, he has no idea what you want him to do instead of the behavior you reprimand. Every dog and situation is unique and you should adapt your strategies accordingly.

You need to be use rewards and positive reinforcers when you are training your pet. Remember to show your dog positive attention when they do something good as often as you can. Never shout towards your dog, nor ever hit or physically strike him. Doing this will cause your dog to act out even more and lose respect for you. Stick to the plan and maintain a positive attitude for great results.

The tone of your voice is important during training. Command and praise should differ in tone, as should corrections. You need to talk to them in a firm tone of voice if you are correcting them.

If you want to train a new puppy to walk on a leash, the first step is to put a collar on the young puppy while you are playing with him. It is imperative that the puppy become comfortable with his collar. This will allow for using a leash correctly and allow for ID tags for the pup should it wander.

Praise is key to reinforcing good behavior during training. Positive reinforcement, shown through your tone and attitude, lets your dog know he has done a good job. Negative behavior should never be rewarded because then, your dog will associate this bad thing with a positive reward, which will cause your dog to only continue this bad thing.

Both dogs and owners are happy when the dog is well-trained. You now have the information you need to get started with training your dog to become the well behaved pet you have been wanting.