Unwanted behaviors like barking and biting can all be unlearned. If those behaviors can not be completely unlearned, they can be diminished with the information this article provides. If you train your dog correctly, he or she will be the ideal pet.
Spoken directions should be made using a simple, concise and forceful tone. Do not rant on at length to your dog telling them how they were bad. Just say “no” and show them what to do instead. Make sure your voice sounds firm and businesslike.
Keep treats on hand to reward your pet for doing good. First, have the dog lay down. Then, use the treat to draw his head from one side to the other. His nose will track that treat and his body will roll over. Each time he sways to one side, tell him to “roll over”. Keep doing this until the treat is no longer needed. 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.
Decide on a single phrase that you can say when house training your puppy, and stick with it every time. Each time you let your dog out to relieve himself, use a phrase such as “go potty” so that he associates going outside with going to the bathroom.
Whenever you want your dog to complete a task, you must reward it. It is important for the dog to realize when he exhibits the proper behavior in response to your commands. This can establish right from wrong quickly and efficiently.
Start training your dog with some easy exercises. This will act as a foundation for further training as well as help you see instant success. This will produce better results as you proceed with training.
Use short training sessions. Your pet probably lacks a generous attention span, making it more likely that he will thrive on brief training sessions. If you wish to do more training, give your dog a play break to stretch their legs and relax before resuming their training.
Take extra care with the tone you use whenever you discipline your dog. Dogs can easily sense how their owners or trainers feel. Use a stern voice when you are correcting your dog.
Be patient when you are training your puppy, there is no doubt that accidents are going to happen. Your training will go more smoothly if you always clean up accidents right away. Odor from feces or urine can stay in your carpet which will make your dog return to it when it wants to urinate. Visit a good pet shop to find products created especially for odor control.
Do not give your dog too many treats; you could make him gain some weight when you offer an excessive number as rewards. It’s very easy to overlook how many treats you give your dog, especially during a training session, but they add up if you don’t pay attention.
It should be evident from this article that training a dog does not have to be a monumental battle. With the right mindset and good information, the owner can accomplish successfully training their companion. Most dogs respond well to good training and will thrive under the direction of their owner.