When you brought home your dog you were expecting Lassie, but sometimes it feels like you brought Cujo home instead. You can do just a little training, and you will see that your dog will be a better dog in no time.
When you verbally correct your dog, do it quickly and concisely. Yelling and screaming at your dog is counterproductive. Just tell them no, and point them in the desired direction. In addition, use an appropriate voice volume when you give commands, so that it grabs the dog’s attention and lets it know that you are serious.
Timing is essential when you are training your dog, so you want to spend enough time training them but do not want go overboard. Begin with small sessions and increase the time daily. You can figure out when your dog isn’t paying attention during training.
Make sure you establish feeding routines and times for your dog. Feed your dog at the same time everyday and giving your dog fifteen minutes to eat will help your dog remember when it is time to eat. Soon your dog will be finished with the meal before you are ready to remove the dish.
A number of repetitions will be necessary before your dog will be able to master a new command. It will take up to 50 repetitions to learn a new command. Try using the command more often and be very patient if you want your dog to learn.
When approaching a dog you’ve never met, approach them slowly and offer them the back of a hand to smell. The dog will become familiar with your smell and recognize the scent in the future. After he knows you and your scent, it is easier to command him.
You need to give your dog some exercise every day. Being sure they have enough exercise time can ease training efforts and encourage proper behavior from them. An exercised dog is a happy and responsive dog.
It is not uncommon for dog owners to express surprise at the simplicity of weaving training your dog efforts into daily life, and how fast they achieve great outcomes. If you are feeling some tension and stress with your canine friend, give these helpful hints a chance.