If you don’t know how, dog training can seem like a difficult task to face. There are many different ideas and theories out there, and the sheer amount of information can be overwhelming. These are just some tips to help you start out with dog training the right way.
Spoken directions should be made using a simple, concise and forceful tone. Avoid launching a lengthy tirade against your pet and his naughty behavior. Just say no and show them the behavior you expect. Also make sure that the volume of your voice commands their attention and lets them know that you mean business.
Trying to understand how your dog is feeling. A lot of owners get frustrated when their dog is not understanding a basic command. Don’t do yourself and your pet an injustice by simply giving up. Thinking like a dog can make it easier for you to do what is needed to train him. Your dog may not understand because it hasn’t been said enough.
Teaching any dog how to roll over can be pretty easy. Make sure you’ve got a few tasty treats handy before beginning. First, have the dog lay down. Then hold one treat near his head and near the floor. Pull the treat over the dog until your hand is on the other side. The dog ought to follow his treat with the nose, prompting him to flop his entire body over. Whenever you dog does roll over, actually say the words, “roll over.” Continue to do this until your dog actually rolls over whenever you say the words without using the treat. It will take some work, but keep on trying!
When a dog jumps up on you, grab its paws with your hand and lightly squeeze to let them know that it is unacceptable behavior. This will not hurt your dog if done lightly, but it will impart the information that jumping up is not appropriate. After a while, they’ll stop jumping due to this uncomfortable feeling.
Start prepping your puppy for training by rewarding his good choices. it is more difficult for your dog has to unlearn bad habits than it is to teach him good habits. Don’t feed your dog scraps if you don’t want want him begging at the table.
A training program that pushes the limits of a dog’s attention and endurance is not likely to produce good results. Brief, simple, positive training sessions are well-suited to the limited supply of energy and attention a pup has to work with. If you do too much the puppy will just forget what you have taught him, and remember it in a negative way, it will be harder to help him in the end.
Your training sessions should be short. Because dogs do not have a long attention span, short lessons will keep them from getting bored. Allow you dog a break every fifteen and then resume training if desired.
Your dog needs to learn what ‘down’ means. It can be very useful during emergencies and also serves as a great foundation for future lessons. Dogs trained in the “down” command will get to the ground within a moment of the command in tense situations, making this command a great safety tool.
Short training sessions are the best idea. Any longer than fifteen minutes spent training your dog will exhaust his ability to concentrate and lead to frustration. After training make sure to play with your pet and show him a lot of praise.
It’s important that your dog enjoy training and look forward to training sessions. Keep your training sessions to a period of time that is less than 15 minutes. Vary your rewards. Give your dog plenty of praise and affection for his hard work and efforts. Make the training process fun.
Avoid using punishment as part of your training routine. Try to make every attempt to prevent any bad behavior before it happens, but if misbehavior happens, then show him what you wanted him to do. Training your dog is a great way to develop a positive relationship with him.
Your dog has to have a consistent set of rules in order to learn the difference between right and wrong. Your dog needs consistency from all members in a household. One family member breaking the rules for the dog can lead to your dog feeling confused when he is reprimanded. This will make your efforts worthless.
Some people are shocked at how easy it really is to train a dog. Though personal changes and training techniques, the behavior of the dog can improve.