A Beginners Guide To Training Your Dog

You love your pet and you surely care for the things you own. Dogs don’t understand the value of furniture outside of a tasty chew toy. The piece that follows includes time-tested tactics for preventing your dog’s chewing habit.

When crate training an indoor dog or puppy, you may try some tricks. Place a treat inside the crate and shut its gate in front of your dog. The dog will smell the bone and want to go racing into the crate to eat it. Praise your dog once he gets into the crate.

Try to think like your dog. It is easy to get frustrated with your dog if they are not learning very basic things quickly or at all. Rather than abandoning the training, consider what the dog might be thinking. Your dog might not be making the connection between the order and the behavior you expect from them because you have not repeated the exercise enough times.

Look out for your dog’s nutrition the same way you would look after your own. An unhealthy diet can have several negative effects on your dog. It can make your dog behave badly and is not good for their health. A proper diet can affect how well they react to training.

It may take several times for your dog to learn new commands. It will take up to 50 repetitions to learn a new command. Continue trying the same command and be patient, your dog will get it.

It is not difficult to teach a dog how to roll over, and having some treats on hand makes it easier. First, have your pet to lay down. The next step is to palm the treat and hold your hand beside your dog’s head. Slowly raise the treat over your dog’s head to the opposite side. His nose will track that treat and his body will roll over. As he rolls over say out loud, “roll over.” Repeat this until he rolls over with the command alone. Do not get mad if it takes several tries. Once they learn this particular trick, they will be popular at the dog park!

Approach any unfamiliar dog with care. Walk slowly toward him and allow the dog to sniff your hand before trying to pet the dog. This gives the dog an opportunity to learn your scent. After the dog becomes familiar with your smell, he’ll start to trust you and listen to you.

Teaching a new puppy to “leave it” is very important and one of the first commands that you should work on. It ensures they don’t eat food they shouldn’t, chew on items not intended to be chewed on or even pick up dangerous or poisonous items in their mouth.

Every dog owner wants to help their pet become a well-adjusted member of the family and eliminate unsavory behavior like chewing and scratching on the furniture. This will keep your dog from injuring themselves while saving you quite a bit of money as well. Utilize the excellent advice provided above, and you can have a well-mannered dog in no time.