Many people choose to adopt a dog without really thinking it through first. You have to be totally committed if you want to own a dog. Dogs must be thoroughly trained in order for them to be well-behaved and not give you any problems. Follow the advice in this article to teach your dog how to behave properly.
Dogs tend to concentrate on one thing to the exclusion of everything else unless that concentration is interrupted. With enough repetition, your dog will focus on other things less and less, opting to wait for signals from you.
Repetition is the key to success when teaching a dog a new command. You may need to repeat the command more than 20 or 30 times. Keep trying the same commands until your dog remembers it for good.
To ensure success, you must ensure that the crate you are using is appropriate for the size and breed of your pet. Keep in mind that puppies get bigger. Find a crate big enough for your adult dog. The dog must have enough room to lie down and turn around without getting crowded.
Repeat training exercises every day until your dog remembers them. Some dog owners make the mistake of thinking that once training has ended, no further action is required. Pets share a lot of the same habitual learning that humans do. So, it’s very important that you review your training with your dog regularly.
Refrain from using extreme devices for training your dog, such as a shock collar. They almost never work as advertised and they are expensive to boot. Also, shock collars and like devices are just not nice things to use. This technique can yield negative results.
Keep your tone of voice consistent when training dogs. An authoritarian tone informs your dog he is expected to obey. It also helps the dog to understand the difference between a sharp tone for discipline and a sharp but non-punishing command.
If your pet is prone to jumping onto your lap, you should gently squeeze his paws after he does so. This communicates that the behavior is unacceptable and should be avoided. While this will not seriously hurt the animal, it is certainly unpleasant and therefore makes a powerful statement. Eventually, they’ll quit jumping on other people because they’ll start associating jumping with this pinching.
Even old dogs can be taught at least a few new tricks, and improving their behavior may still be possible. You need to start working on correcting the bad behaviors as soon as possible so injury is avoided to your pet or others.