Dog training takes place for many reasons. A dog might be trained to protect someone, hunt a particular animal, or to make it easier to take care of them. No doubt, dogs are known for their desire to please. This willingness also makes dogs an ideal family pet. Use the following tips and advice for ways to make it easier to train your dog.
Crate training requires extreme consistency. Whenever you let your puppy out of the crate, he must be given the immediate chance to go potty. Your puppy will eventually become able to relieve itself less frequently.
When house training your dog, be sure your dog has a predictable feeding and elimination routine. Before the dog goes to the bathroom on your carpet, you will know when it has to go outside. A schedule will train your dog to know when he will get to go out next.
Whenever your dog jumps onto you, grab their paw and gentle squeeze to make sure they understand that jumping is not good behavior. It is uncomfortable but a non-painful experience for the dog. After a while, they will stop jumping on people because they will associate it with the uncomfortable feeling.
If you are going to be doing any training you need to know how to enforce the rules. Primary reinforcement makes use of something that is already inherent for a dog to love getting as a reward when they behave. This includes treats and rubbing their belly. This lets your dog know how to earn something it wants.
Vary your tone of voice when going through training sessions. Use different tones for orders, praises, warnings and reprimands so your dog can easily distinguish your different reactions. Stand firm and be sharp when using commands. Use louder tones for corrections, and use your natural tone when giving praise.
As you train your dog, have an eye on other dogs when walking yours. Some dogs tend to be aggressive, and it’s not safe to assume that every dog owner is responsible. If you encounter an antisocial or aggressive animal, make sure your dog stays away from it.
Praise your dog to reinforce good actions. Acting super excited can help your dog to understand that you are happy with their behavior. Having these same reactions to bad behavior will teach your dog that whatever they are doing is okay.
It’s important to remember that all of the things you do with your dog are building its behavior and personality. It is imperative that you know this, you might see that they will revert to bad things if they are teased. Try to reinforce good behavior at all moments.
When you’re consistent with your dog, they’ll be better able to hold off on their urge to eliminate. Take your dog to the bathroom at least once each hour. When he does use the bathroom outdoors, give him lots of praise. Try not to get angry and reprimand your dog if he/she goes in the house. He is not yet aware that this is wrong and he is going to learn if you just yell at him. Take the dog for a walk approximately 15 minutes following a meal or a drink and each time it comes out of the crate.
As previously mentioned, there are many reasons for undertaking dog training. Dogs are known as “pleasers”, which makes a well-trained dog a joy to be around. This article, hopefully, has helped you with some ideas that can make it less of a hassle to train your dog.