Congratulations on your new pet! You will find this is a very rewarding experience, but knowing what to do next can be stressful. You and your new dog will both be happier if he is well trained. We will show you some of the tools you will need to accomplish this.
Commands and corrections should be short and straight to the point. Don’t rant on and on about how bad your dog is. Simply say no and direct them to what you want them to do instead. When speaking to your dog, use a voice that commands respect.
Reinforce calm behavior upon your arrival. It is nice to calmly play with your dogs, but remember to stay relaxed. Don’t acknowledge them when you enter so that you can ensure a controlled environment for how and when playtime starts.
Let any dog you approach sniff your hand first so he can smell you. This lets them warm up to the scent and they’ll most likely trust you. When he knows who you are, he’ll do what you ask.
Among the first commands that you should teach your puppy is the command “leave it,” which tells the puppy to drop whatever he has in his mouth and back away from it. This simple command will get them to stop chewing on household items or furniture, and can keep them away from dirty or potentially dangerous items outside the home.
When training your dog, reinforce positive behaviors in a positive way. Reward your pet using petting, small treats and positive vocal cues. You should not strike your dog or scream at them. Not only are those things ineffective, but they are also cruel. To get the best results from your dog training, you need to be firm and consistent, staying positive at all times.
Firm, direct commands are the best approach to take when training your dog. 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 develop a strong bond during your training session.
You cannot rush through the training process. Brief, simple, positive training sessions are well-suited to the limited supply of energy and attention a pup has to work with. If you try too hard to train the puppy, he will probably just forget what you have taught him and will see the experience as bad. This will make it more difficult to train the puppy at a later time.
Start your dog off on the right foot by installing good habits early on. Trying to change bad behaviors after the fact is far more difficult than teaching them the good ones right away. If your goal is to keep the dog from begging for table scraps, it is advisable to never give him any table scraps to begin with.
Don’t reward or ignore bad behavior because you want to put a stop to it. This will teach your pet that it could do whatever it is that it wants and that it has control over you. This includes things like treating to avoid barking.
If you speak your dog’s name in an effort to scold or warn him, you should also try to utter it in more positive ways. The animal should not associate his name with something negative as this may lead him to experience fear or anxiety when he hears it.
Being well trained makes for happy dogs, and happy dog owners as well. Using this article’s advice, you will have plenty of ideas to get started.