Congrats! How do you move forward? Investing the time in proper training will help you and your dog forge a much better relationship. This article has lots of helpful advice about training your dog.
When corrected your dog verbally, make sure to use sharp, concise wording. Don’t rant on and on about how bad your dog is. Just say “no” and show them what to do instead. 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.
Positive reinforcement is important when training your dog. Treats, toys and praise have to be given in the right doses and at the correct times. Dogs can get confused if they are rewarded at inappropriate times.
Be patient when teaching your dog, it will take some time. You might have to keep repeating something to a dog as much as fifty times for it to ‘click’. Firmly and steadily repeat the command. Remain patient and eventually the command will be learned.
Choose a crate that fits your dog properly and use it to crate train them. Puppies grow up quickly. Choose a crate that is sure to fit them suitably when they hit adult size. The ability to move around within the crate is paramount to the pet’s comfort.
Showing him that you are in control is the first lesson to teach your dog. Your dog will not respect or obey you, unless you let him know that you are the boss. Never allow your dog pull on the leash while you are on a walk.
Always be sure to have a reward or tasty morsel for your dog when he follows a command or learns something new. You want your pet to know that you are pleased with his behavior. Rewarding good behavior and not bad behavior will help your dog to learn the difference between the two.
When you meet an unfamiliar dog, you should go up to him slowly and allow him to sniff your hand. He’ll learn your scent and begin to have trust. After the dog becomes familiar with your smell, he’ll start to trust you and listen to you.
Both owners and dogs are happy when the dog is well trained. By using this article, you will find you are able to have a happier, better behaved dog.