You have made a wonderful decision! Training should begin immediately after you have gotten home with your new pet. Don’t let any bad habits get started. Begin the training that will make your dog fit in with your home life, and be a joy to have. The following tips will teach you everything you need to know to properly train you new pet.
Reward good behavior during training with control. If your pet successfully completes a task, then reward him only if he/she is calm. Don’t get too excited, though, as your excitement may cause them to break their concentration. Try to stay as calm as possible during your canine training session.
Do not tie a dog up near another dog, or dogs. The chain of one dog could become wrapped around the other and, as the dogs struggle to free themselves, one or both could be injured. If the dogs are different sizes, it could be even worse. A small dog could easily choke to death if it were to get too tangled up with a larger breed.
Keep in mind that you’ll have to do a lot of repetition in order to each your dog new commands. It’s very common to repeat a command up to 50 times before your dog can learn it. Keep teaching it and be patient. The dog will learn in time.
Approach an unfamiliar dog slowly, offering only the backside of your hand for his inspection. The dog will become familiar with your smell and recognize the scent in the future. As you become close to one another, fear will be diminished and opportunities to learn together will be increased.
Teaching a dog to walk correctly while on its leash is important. This helps keep both you and your dog safe when going on walks.
Mastering the “leave it” directive is an excellent starting point for your training sessions. This command instructs the dog to release an object and then retreat from it. This can help get your dog to stop chomping on your belongings and help keep them safe from hazardous materials.
When your dog jumps on you, take its paws in your hands and lightly squeeze them to let it know that jumping on people is not an acceptable behavior. As long as you gently squeeze their paws, you won’t cause harm to your dog. Instead, you’ll just give them an comfortable feeling. Since it is so uncomfortable, they’ll avoid jumping on people.
Acclimate your dog to the source that triggers his barking fits. It may be a noise, or seeing other animals or people. As you begin getting your dog accustomed to these situations, he will be less likely to bark.
In order to prevent barking, teach your dog to obey orders to be quiet. When it starts barking, show them the treat and say the command until it quits barking. Then, you can treat them. If you do this a lot of times your dog will know if they are not barking they will get a treat.
To avoid making your pet overweight, watch the number of treats you hand out in a day. These treats are often ignored when considering calories, and yet they have an impact on the diet and health of your pet.
Both dogs and owners are happy when the dog is well-trained. With this article, you have learned some tips and tricks you can use when it comes time to train your beloved dog.