Most dogs require training to become well behaved. The following tips will help you to train your dog to be well mannered.
When you verbally correct your dog, do it quickly and concisely. Yelling and screaming at your dog is counterproductive. Just say no, then let them know what behavior you want to see. Also make sure that the volume of your voice commands their attention and lets them know that you mean business.
For the best results in training your pet, you must be diligent about giving rewards and encouragement. You must always provide treats in a wise and timely fashion. Make sure to give your dog the treats at the proper time, to encourage good behavior.
Avoid restraining two dogs too closely together. The two chains could get tangled up. This could panic you dogs as he tries to get free and he could potentially hurt himself. For example, a large dog could tangle the chain with a smaller dog, wrapping the chain around the neck of the small dog, causing it to die.
As you train your dog, be sure to create verbal cues to make your pet know that he is doing what you want it to do. Using an affirmative word can help your dog understand they did their part and it is time for a treat.
Treats are necessary when teaching a dog fancy tricks like rolling over. First, have your pet to lay down. The next step is to hold a treat close to the floor by the dog’s head then continue to move the treat over his head until you reach the other side. They should follow that treat with their nose, which should cause them to roll 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. Do not let a lack of early success frustrate you. This takes repetition to nail down, but once you do, you will have the star dog on the block.
Start training your dog with some easy exercises. Not only will you achieve gratification due to your success, but your dog will know what acceptable behavior is. This will give you much better results while training.
Maintain brief training sessions. The attention spans of dogs can be limited, and therefore it is necessary to keep training segments brief so that the animals do not grow bored and disinterested. You can choose to adopt a more intensive regimen, but only if you are willing to allow your dog a few moments of relaxation and play to break up the session.
Use the same hand signal or voice command to get your dog’s attention. Use your dog’s name when giving a command. This gets his attention, then you can follow through with the command. Dogs often respond to their name immediately and know you intend for them to pay attention.
Avoid accidents if you want to housebreak your dog. Pay attention to the cues your dog displays to indicate that he needs to be outside. Pacing, snuffing and whining are common. Do not hesitate when you see your dog do that. Put your dog on a leash and take him where he should go. Give him praise for his behavior. The dog will eventually give you a sign when he needs to go out.
Firmness is essential for successful dog training. However, this doesn’t mean constantly yelling at your dog. Instead, find some balance between being firm and being loving. This will help improve the relationship between you and your dog.
Training is a lifetime endeavor. Training should not stop because he is not a puppy anymore. By continually reinforcing desired behaviors, your dog will continue to behave appropriately.
You do not want to over-stress your new pup by trying to teach him too much too quickly. Puppies have a very limited attention span. When doing training, make them in small short sessions and always make them positive. If your training sessions stress your puppy, he will grow increasingly less attentive in future sessions.
Even if you’ve got a rowdy dog, keep thinking positively. With perseverance and sheer will, you can train your dog. Use the tips you’ve learned here to minimize the anxiety and maximize your results.