You Are The Boss, Not The Dog.

Properly training your dog will allow you to coexist with ease and become best pals. A well mannered dog shows what both of you know and expect from the other. Once trained, you will not have to worry about behavior problems when taken out into public or left home alone. Even though training a dog is not an easy task, the time you take with it to teach manners, tricks, and how to do things properly will be time that is well spent.

You must be willing to invest the time required for practice if you want your training to be successful. It’s very common to repeat a command up to 50 times before your dog can learn it. Keep teaching it and be patient. The dog will learn in time.

If you are going to be training a pet, you should think about a word or noise that will tell your pet they did a good thing. “yes” is a great bridge word between the dogs positive accomplishment and the reward they receive.

Training your dog requires you to be firm and authoritative. Yelling at the dog is counterproductive, and it is necessary to balance strictness in response to misbehavior and love in response to obedience. This will help you build a great relationship with your pup.

Never stop training your dog. Puppy’s aren’t the only dogs that can learn. You have to train your dog to keep up the good work so it never reverts to bad habits.

Stay as consistent as possible during your training regimen. When others are involved in the training, everyone should be on the same page and use the same commands. It will be easier for the dog if he or she learns only one particular command set and becomes accustomed to the response the behavior receives.

Don’t give a puppy too much information and training at once, or you’ll wear him out. Puppies do not have a very long attention span and limited energy, keep it brief and positive. He’ll likely forget everything you taught him if you do too much at once. He will also look at training as a negative experience and it will be harder next time.

Canine training establishes the rules of a dog/owner relationship and once the rules have been set down, both you and your dog will have a much more enjoyable relationship. Keep reinforcing what you have taught your dog. Be consistent when disciplining him and monitoring his behavior. After your dog has learned the basics, you can work together more effectively to instill more complex behaviors.