Dogs can be like family and you want to find positive ways to train them. The piece that follows offers great training ideas for any dog owner. The first step is knowing how to successfully train your dog.
Crate training requires extreme consistency. As soon as the puppy is out of the crate, let them have an opportunity to go outside and relieve themselves. As you continue this training, your pet will begin to wait until he gets to the appropriate location to relieve himself.
Teaching any dog how to roll over can be pretty easy. Make sure you’ve got a few tasty treats handy before beginning. You can have your dog sit or roll over. Next, hold the treat close to the floor near its head, and bring it up over the dog’s head as you place it on the other side. They’ll follow your treat with their nose which will cause them to roll over. Upon seeing him roll over, issue the command. You can then repeat the command to the point where he rolls over without the added incentive of a treat. This may take time, so don’t become frustrated.
Don’t use any kind of devices, like a shock collar, when training your dog. Often times, they do not work and are over priced. Plus, using shock collars could discourage your dog in having good behavior. In short, using techniques like this could have negative effects.
To house train your dog, you should make sure that your dog follows a regular feeding and elimination schedule. Your dog will adjust to the schedule and he will quickly learn that his outside time is when he should go to the bathroom. When a dog has a schedule, they also learn the valuable skill of “holding it” until you take him for his next scheduled trip outside.
Make sure you are having fun when you are training your dog each day. Try and develop a bond with your dog by playing with him, it will only encourage the dog to want to please you more during training. Although dog training can be fun, you don’t really want to spend all your time in training mode.
Dogs need to understand exactly what your “no” means. Find some positive ways to enforce training when you train your dog. When you tell your dog “no” during training, he has no idea what you want him to do instead of the behavior you reprimand. Each situation should be treated individually, and tailored to each dog.
This is the first step in learning how to train your dog properly. When you follow the tips presented here, you will be able to understand your dog’s needs and train appropriately. Simple advice can go a long way.