Your wish to raise a show dog requires you learning all kinds of tips to succeed. This article should give you a good idea of all that needs to be done to correctly train a show dog.
It takes a while for a dog to get comfortable in a crate. Don’t take it too fast; introduce the dog at his own pace. Eventually they will become comfortable with the crate and you can then try to shut the door to the crate. When they allow the door to shut you can give them a treat through the wiring. Only keep the gate closed for short periods of time at first and increase time slowly. If your puppy starts acting distressed about going into the create, you need to slow things down.
Timing is everything in training your dog, and you need to make sure you don’t overdo it. Begin with a training session that lasts a few minutes, and do it for a bit longer every day. Notice when your dog begins getting distracted during a training session.
Teaching dogs to roll over can be easy, provided some treats are on hand. The first step is to get the dog to lay down. Next, hold the treat close to the floor on one side of the dog’s head, and slowly bringing it upwards and over to the dog’s other side. They should follow that treat with their nose, which should cause them to roll over. Be sure to say ROLL OVER as your dog is rolling. Eventually, he will learn to perform the trick upon command. It will probably take multiple attempts, but you will be the talk of the town when the trick is learned.
Give your dog more freedom as he or she gets further along in the training program. By having obedience along with freedom, your dog will have a happy life. Be sure not to give them too much since this can counteract training efforts.
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 to them when you squeeze gently, and they learn not to repeat the behavior. They should learn to stop jumping because they don’t like the reaction they get.
To maintain solid behavior, lifelong training is important. Your dog isn’t completely trained once he stops being a puppy. By reinforcing the best behavior and providing stern discipline, the negative attidue behavior will cease to appear.
Silence your dog’s excessive barking by teaching them a silencing command. Each time your dog barks, wave a treat in front of him and voice your command. Only give the treat when you dog has done as you have asked. Enough repetitions will result in the dog associating the treat with the command and remaining quiet.
You should always try to be aware of any other dogs when you are going for a walk with your dog. You need to be well aware of any dogs that seem aggressive. Refrain from walking near dogs that are aggressive.
Does your dog have a problem with biting furniture or even other people? If so, then spray them with a mist of water. This teaches them that these behaviors are unacceptable. Soon, you will see an improvement in your dog’s behavior.
Consistency is key when housebreaking your dog. Try taking your dog outside each hour when you’re at home. Praise lavishly for pooping and peeing outdoors. Don’t punish your dog for eliminating inside the house. He doesn’t know better yet and punishment would serve no purpose. Always take the dog out about 15 minutes after he eats or drinks anything, as well as every time he comes out of his crate.
In summary, the success of your show dog is important to you. This article has the best methods for training a show dog. While not every method works for every owner or dog, hopefully these tips will enable you to train your dog correctly.