Too often, people bring a dog into their home without planning ahead. Owning a dog requires a firm commitment from you. All dogs need training to know what is acceptable behavior and what isn’t. You can use this advice if you would like to train a dog you have adopted.
Avoid restraining two dogs too closely together. The two chains could get tangled up. This could panic you dogs as he tries to get free and he could potentially hurt himself. It can even be fatal if you tie a large dog up with a small dog, and the large dog ends up getting a chain wrapped around the small dog’s neck.
Keep in mind that you’ll have to do a lot of repetition in order to each your dog new commands. It may take 25-50 tries before your dog understands a command consistently and thoroughly. Keep trying, your dog will pick it up.
Regulate your dog’s feeding time if you want to regulate his “potty” times too. In order to regulate your dog’s toileting habits, you should feed him a good quality food at the same times each day. By using a feeding schedule, you will now lessen the chances of an accident.
When training your dog, try to avoid reinforcing negative behavior. This means that you should never reward your dog, with treats or attention, for doing something you’re trying to train it out of. If the dog jumps at you, don’t rub it’s head.
Begin the training your dog process with a simple task. You will remain motivated if you can train it successfully right away, and your dog will get used to obeying you. This gives you awesome results during the training process.
Be consistent when training your dog. When others are involved in the training, everyone should be on the same page and use the same commands. When a dog only associates one word with each action, it is easier on him.
Use your dog’s name all the time, this will help focus him. Use the name repeatedly during the first weeks after your dog’s arrival, so he pays attention to you when he hears the name. Choose a puppy name that sounds differently than other words your puppy may hear throughout the day.
You can teach an old dog new tricks. The advice in this article can be applied to dogs of any age. It is always best to attempt to correct negative behaviors quickly for the safety and happiness of everyone involved.