Training your dog is vital to your happiness, and the dog’s as well. You both understand what is expected out of each other. After proper training there will be less to worry about and you will be able to live him or her home alone with confidence. It may take a lot of time, but in the end, your dog will prove to you that the training has been worth it.
The more active your dog is, the healthier it will be. Dogs can easily get bored. Bored dogs are difficult to train. If you have a happy, exercised dog, they will listen better. Go for a long walk with your dog.
Dogs generally focus on one thing while ignoring everything around them, unless something interrupts that intense focus. With enough training, your dog should be able to pay more attention to your orders.
Avoid restraining two dogs too closely together. The chain from one dog could wrap around the second and the dogs could get hurt trying to get free. If the dogs are different sizes, it could be even worse. A small dog could easily choke to death if it were to get too tangled up with a larger breed.
When house training a dog, keep in mind that whatever they take in, they must eventually eliminate. Feed your dog a high-quality diet three times a day. This will get your dog into a solid routine for bathroom breaks.
A consistent schedule of feeding and potty-time is very important when house training your dog. This will help you better understand when your dog needs to go outside, so he doesn’t go on the carpet and ruin it. Conversely, this also teaches your dog that he may need to wait to go to the bathroom.
Every relationship has ground rules, and the act of dog training establishes those ground rules with your dog. This makes it less likely that you and your dog will have issues later. Remember to keep reinforcing what your dog has learned. Be consistent when disciplining him and monitoring his behavior. After you have laid the groundwork with your dog, the sky is the limit.