Training a dog can seem hard, confusing or overwhelming for a person that has never gone through it. With so much conflicting information out there, it is easy to become overwhelmed. Below, you will find some suggestions on getting started with canine training.
The space you share with your pet should be calm and relaxed. You should make sure they are calm when you come into the house or in the room that they are in. Calmly enter the house and ignoring your dog until you are ready to interact with him.
Before your dog can learn a new command it will take several repetitions. It may take about 25-50 repetitions of a particular command before your dog understands it. Continue trying the same command and be patient, your dog will get it.
Try not to reinforce bad behavior in your dog by accident. Don’t give your dog any attention or treats when he is being bad. For instance, if your dog does not sit when commanded, do not rub his head affectionately unless he actually sits.
Do not use shock collars and similar training devices. They are often scams and, in any case, are completely unnecessary to proper dog training. Plus, using shock collars could discourage your dog in having good behavior. These methods yield negative results.
Bond with your puppy by making sure he learns his name before anything else. Call him by name frequently, and teach him to come when called. You should teach your puppy these words first. Spend a lot of time with him or her so that trust can be established. A puppy that trusts you will respond better your training.
When housebreaking your puppy, accidents will happen. Clean up any messes that are made immediately, so it doesn’t hamper your training efforts. The odors from these accidents will remain in the carpeting, which will attract your pet back to this same spot to use again and again for elimination purposes. Check any local stores or pet shops for products that are specifically designed to remove the urine smell from a carpet.
When it comes to training your dog, never give up. Your dog requires consistent reinforcement of training, or he may quickly forget what he has learned. Your dog requires food, shelter, companionship, and instruction from you every day, throughout your relationship.
This article should have given you some valuable information for training your dog. You will realize more success and train a happier dog by keeping these ideas handy when training your pet.