It is well-known that dogs who are trained properly have more potential for being good companions than those that are untrained. Having a dog who follows every command is wonderful, and it can make having a pet exciting. So to enhance your relationship with your dog, read on!
Timing is important when puppy training, so you should spend sufficient time training him but should not overdo it. You should not over do it, train in small time increments. Notice when your dog begins getting distracted during a training session.
Crate training requires extreme consistency. Give the puppy consistent opportunities to relieve himself every time you let him out. Eventually, your dog will wait until you let him out of his crate to relive himself.
You will have to repeat commands several times before your dog learns it. It’s very likely to take many repetitions of one command in order for your pup to fully understand it. Continue repeating the command patiently, and eventually your dog will understand it.
Be certain your dog knows that you are the leader of your pack. Your dog must understand that you’re in control, so that he knows to obey and respect you. Never allow your dog pull on the leash while you are on a walk.
Every time you speak a command, it should be with the same tone and loudness level. This will let him know you are serious and he needs to listen. Good consistent tones also let your dog know when tones are sharp for discipline or for a command that is not punishment.
Make sure you are having fun when you are training your dog each day. The dog will respond more positively to training if you create a better bond between you and them. Although training itself is fun, it is good to spend time each day just playing with your dog because you can.
Create a specific command to stop your dog when it barks. If your dog barks, repeat the order, offer a treat when they stop barking and pet them to show you are satisfied. Then, you can treat them. Repetition will ensure the dogs learns that quiet is a good thing.
Use your dog’s name all the time, this will help focus him. When you first get a dog it is important to say his name often, so that he will associate it to himself and will be more apt to pay attention to you when you call it. For best results, the dog’s name should be short and not sound like any other word in the English language.
Because many people believe training your dog is difficult, they are usually shocked at just how simple this can be. It doesn’t have to be nearly as stressful or time-consuming. You can help your dog have greatly improved behavior by following these tips and being open to adjusting your behavior as necessary.