Aggressive behaviors, excessive barking and general disobedience are annoying to a dog owner. These bad habits can be changed. This article will help you to stop excessive barking, unwarranted growling and overall rowdiness. If you train your dog correctly, he or she will be the ideal pet.
Always give your puppy plenty of toys to chew on to help with teething pain. Otherwise, you might find your shoes becoming chew toys. Replace the item immediately with one of the dog’s own chew toys. If the puppy is suffering any pain from teething, freeze a wet washcloth for him or her to chew on.
Consistency is key when working on crate training with a young dog. As soon as the puppy is out of the crate, let them have an opportunity to go outside and relieve themselves. Doing so helps him learn when it is okay to go to the bathroom.
You must repeat all new commands. It may take as many as fifty repetitions before your dog learns the command. Being patient while trying the same task or command will allow your dog to understand it.
Have frequent or as necessary mini-training sessions to reinforce and keep the rules fresh in your dog’s mind. Often, owners get the feeling that they do not need to continue working with the dog once it is trained. But pets and humans actually share the same types of habit learning systems; if they don’t practice they will forget! That is why it is vital to ensure your dog maintains a strict rule system.
A consistent schedule of feeding and potty-time is very important when house training your dog. Before the dog goes to the bathroom on your carpet, you will know when it has to go outside. 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.
Have fun with your dog each day when training. When you engage in play with your pet, your relationship becomes stronger; your dog will often respond better to you while training because of this enhanced bond. Although training itself is fun, it is good to spend time each day just playing with your dog because you can.
It should be evident from this article that training a dog does not have to be a monumental battle. When the owner approaches the issue with a positive outlook and adequate self-education, training your dog is a snap. Any dog can take on the challenge of learning the things that their owner is trying to teach them and thrive.