Before you get a dog, you should ask yourself if you are responsible enough to have one and train it. Giving your dog proper socialization skills and obedience training, you are developing a good canine, and this will keep your dog happy and safe. Here are some tips to help you train your dog or find a trainer.
When corrected your dog verbally, make sure to use sharp, concise wording. Avoid going on a rant about the dog’s “badness”. Firmly say no and redirect them. When speaking to your dog, use a voice that commands respect.
Rewarding your dog generously and properly is essential in training your dog. Knowing when to give him a treat, and how much, is paramount. This is because dogs tend not to understand what it’s being rewarded for when they do not get it at the proper time.
Think of a word you can use as a command during training. “yes” is a great bridge word between the dogs positive accomplishment and the reward they receive.
Use a phrase on your puppy to house train him. Every single time you take your pup to do his business, say something like “need to go out?”. It does not matter the phrase you choose, as long as you keep it consistent. This will keep him focused, and will teach him to associate those words with the action of relieving himself.
Make sure you’ve got a reward ready whenever your dog does something successfully. You want them to know they did the right thing. You need to do this because your dog must know what they can and cannot do.
Dogs need routine, so feed your dog at the same time every day. This also helps with training. This allows you to know when your dog has to go and take him outside to do his business before your carpet gets ruined. Being consistent will teach the dog to hold it until it is time to go outside.
Don’t overdo your training sessions, keep them brief and interesting for best results. Spending too long on training exercises will start to bore the dog. This is why you need to limit the time of your training sessions to around 10 minutes.
Puppy training involves a firm hand. Never scream at your dog, you need to do the right thing and be nice to them and stern at the same time. This will help you build a great relationship with your pup.
Try to find the triggers of your dogs barking to reduce this action. It may be as simple as a sound or being in close proximity to other animals. Once used to these things, your pet will know that barking is not necessary.
Call your pooch by his name to keep his attention focused on you. You puppy will develop the association between his name being called, and him needing to pay attention to what you are telling him. Choose a short name that is easily recognizable from other words.
Dogs are capable of knowing the right and the wrong things to do with proper and consistent training. Everyone in the household must consistently enforce the boundaries you have established. It can erase what you have accomplished.
With these tips, you will get the most enjoyment out of your new, well-behaved dog. Your family and friends will be proud. A well-trained dog is happier and a joy to be around. You can train your dog yourself, or find a professional to help, no matter which way you go, having a well-trained dog will offer you and your dog many happy years together.