If you don’t know how, dog training can seem like a difficult task to face. You can easily be lead to information overload because of all of the resources available to new trainers. Use the following tips to train your dog.
Dogs tend to concentrate on one thing to the exclusion of everything else unless that concentration is interrupted. If you are consistent and use repetition, your dog will start to wait for your signals before focusing on something.
Avoid restraining two dogs too closely together. It is possible for the chains to become intertwined, and the animals can be hurt as they try to get free. Becoming wrapped up could also cause death if one of the dogs gets so tangled and wrapped up his airway closes.
Always be sure to have a reward or tasty morsel for your dog when he follows a command or learns something new. Giving a treat is how you show your dog that you appreciate the behavior. This is the proper way to make sure the dog knows the difference between good behavior and bad.
Accidents must be avoided during potty training. Learn to read your dog and anticipate his needs. Pacing, whining and snuffling are common. Don’t hesitate to take your dog out whenever you notice your dog behaving in one of these ways. Head outdoors to the assigned potty spot right away. Give him praise for proper toilet behavior. Soon, your dog will signal you when he needs to go outside.
To teach a young dog to behave while walking on a leash, start by initiating some good-natured playing. As you play, you can then place the collar on his neck. It is important that your pup gets used to wearing the collar so that it can use a leash correctly and so that it has proper ID tags in case it gets lost.
Never give up when training a dog. Constant reinforcement and praise are essential when maintaining the training your dog learned in how to behave. In the same way that nourishing your dog with food and a safe place to live is a daily commitment, so is teaching and encouraging good behavior.
With consistency, you can train your dog to hold on longer. Be sure to take your puppy out for scheduled, hourly potty breaks when you’re home. Praise lavishly for pooping and peeing outdoors. Never react harshly to your dog going potty inside. Yelling does not teach, and the dog won’t understand why you’re upset. Once your dog drinks or eats, take him out 15 minutes after finishing. Also, be sure to take him outside after he has exited his crate.
You should keep all of the training session pretty short. You should spend only fifteen minutes for every single task you give your dog. Going over this time per task is only going to frustrate both you and your dog, which impedes progress. After training, praise the dog for a job well done.
For each time you use your pets name in a negative way, such as a reprimand, make an effort to use it positively 2 or 3 times. You don’t want to train your dog to be scared to come when called or to think you’re mad every time you use its name.
These tips have hopefully given you some insight and usable suggestions. You will be more efficient if you establish a plan ahead of time.