Don’t run out and adopt a dog if you haven’t given it much thought. It is a huge commitment. You have to train them well so they don’t cause any trouble. If your adopted dog needs training, keep reading.
You need to establish predictable feeding practices with any dog. Your dog will begin to recognize there is a routine if you regularly remove the food bowl 10 or 15 minutes after you put it down. Before long, your dog will learn to eat more quickly and efficiently.
Be careful not to reward bad behaviors without realizing it. Thus, you must not reward the dog if it does something you are working to stop. If they jump on you, don’t pet them, for example.
When you start puppy training, develop a verbal cue so that the dog knows precisely when they complete a command correctly. The word “yes” can be the bridge between rewards and good behavior.
Approach an unfamiliar dog slowly, offering only the backside of your hand for his inspection. This will give the dog time learn your scent and possibly trust you. Dogs are more likely to be friendly and obedient if they recognize you.
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 is great if the dog chews on household furniture or other items, such as shoes, stuffed animals, or trash.
Let your dog get a minimum of an hour of exercise every day, and do this in addition to standard breaks outside for potty and training. Being sure they have enough exercise time can ease training efforts and encourage proper behavior from them. As they say, a healthy dog will respond well to training.
Take note of the tone of your voice as you discipline your pet. Dogs tend to be well in tune with how their trainers are feeling. Try using a stern tone to really convey your message to your dog.
Keep tabs on the number of treats you give to your dog as a reward in order to avoid making him gain weight. It is easy to forget about treats when you consider how much you are feeding your dog. This can happen especially when you are training him.
To teach a young dog to behave while walking on a leash, start by initiating some good-natured playing. As you play, you can then place the collar on his neck. Your puppy needs to get used to wearing a collar before it can behave while you are walking it on a leash. Make sure you get a tag with your address to your dog’s collar.
Any dog can be trained. Training your dog is ultimately your responsibility, the last thing you want is your dog to be constantly behaving badly.