There is no doubt about it; dogs are great. Getting a dog can be a very gratifying experience. Making sure that your dog is trained well is the key to establishing a healthy and love-filled relationship. A well-trained animal will understand what is expected whether you are home or not. You and your pet can have a fantastic friendship if you apply the following tips.
Spoken directions should be made using a simple, concise and forceful tone. It’s not good to rant 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.
Include plenty of physical activity in your dog’s training routine. When dogs have nothing to do, they can get bored. Dogs that lose interest are hard to train. When your dog gets regular exercise, he will be much happier and will pay attention more easily. Go for long walks and runs with your dog.
Consistency is really the secret to crate training puppies. Shortly after you allow your puppy to exit the crate, he must be given the chance to relieve himself in the designated area. Over time, the puppy will be able to wait until the appropriate opportunity to answer the call of nature.
Pick a recognizable phrase to verbalize to your puppy during house training. Every time you take him outside, tell him “go potty,” (use whatever phrase you have chosen) and this will help him learn to focus and remember what he has gone outside to do.
A consistent schedule of feeding and potty-time is very important when house training your dog. Then you will be aware when your dog needs to go outside to use the bathroom. Sticking to a schedule will teach your dog how to control himself until his next scheduled potty break.
The daily training sessions with your dog should be fun. Try and develop a bond with your dog by playing with him, it will only encourage the dog to want to please you more during training. Having fun with your dog during training is one thing, but playing and having fun with your dog outside of training is also necessary.
Use the same command for the behavior you want him to demonstrate. First, say his name, then the command. First, call his name then give him a verbal or gesture command. A dog will immediately respond to their name. After grabbing their attention, they will be prepared for their instructions.
Consistency is key when training a dog. When you have a whole family in the house, they should all use the same training techniques. When your dog only needs to understand a single set of directions, it is easier to learn and adopt the desired behaviors.
When training a dog, watch that you do not overdo giving the dog treats. Too many treats can really plump a dog up. A lot of pet owners don’t think about how much weight their dogs can put on with treats.
As you train your dog, have an eye on other dogs when walking yours. Not all dogs are friendly, and not all owners are responsible. If you see a dog that seems to be unsociable or defensive, you must avoid it.
With any luck, you have find some tips to better your relationship. Whatever fits your situation, begin to apply it today. No doubt, you’ll be tied up emotionally to a faithful and cute dog. Training is the best way to reach success. Make sure your pet is well trained. Best of luck to your and your beloved dog — or dogs.