Many people like to keep pets, especially dogs. Young animals like puppies are known for being mischievous and sometimes destructive. Read on for some ideas on training your dog.
Ensure that your dog gets plenty of exercise and stimulation. Just like humans, dogs can become bored easily. If your dog is not receiving enough mental stimulation, it may not respond well to training. Your dog needs proper exercise to function to his highest potential. Regularly take a walk or run with your dog.
When potty training your pup, remember that whatever he eats must come out. If you feed your dog at the same periods of the day, he will have regular bathroom habits. This will help you figure out when the best time is to take your dog out and avoid accidents.
When starting to train a dog, make verbal cues that let the animal know the exact time when they correctly carry out a command. Even a simple monosyllabic spoken ‘yes’ can help the dog to connect the desired behavior with the imminent reward.
Stay away from high end training devices like shock collars. They are often scams and, in any case, are completely unnecessary to proper puppy training. If you start using these methods, your dog will not be responsive to anything else. In short, using techniques like this could have negative effects.
Take the time to teach your dog how to behave when on a leash. The safety of both of you while out walking is paramount, and the proper training will ensure this.
To keep your dog from barking, teach them to obey to a simple order that will make them quiet. Use negative reinforcement to stop your dog from barking when it engages in this action. Only give the treat when you dog has done as you have asked. Eventually they will stop barking altogether as a result of the positive association.
There really isn’t room for error when teaching your dog right from wrong. Your dog needs consistency from all members in a household. One family member breaking the rules for the dog can lead to your dog feeling confused when he is reprimanded. This can undo any progress you have made.
Having a nice, well-kept house and owning a dog should not be mutually exclusive. Of course, having a dog that causes destruction can make this difficult, but all you have to do is train him or her properly. These tips can help you live at peace with pets!