Your dog is part of your family, so it is okay to search for friendly ways to train him or her. This article will describe some canine training tips that will help you in your efforts. You can successfully train your dog if you learn the right way to do it.
A dog has an inquiring mind and will look at one thing for quite a while until its attention is broken. Once your dog knows his attention command, you will be able to coerce him to ignore almost anything.
Dogs should never be tied up close to each other. They could tangle the chains in such a way so that one or both of the dogs are stuck or injured. If two dogs’ chains become entangled, it is possible that one or both dogs could experience difficulty breathing or even strangulation.
Don’t expect your dog to learn a command the first time you say it. You may need to repeat the command more than 20 or 30 times. Being patient while trying the same task or command will allow your dog to understand it.
Pick a recognizable phrase to verbalize to your puppy during house training. Every time you take him outside, tell him “go potty,” (use whatever phrase you have chosen) and this will help him learn to focus and remember what he has gone outside to do.
When getting closer to a dog, move slowly and let the dog smell your hand. This lets the dog get accustomed to your smell and he will be more trusting towards you. Dogs are more likely to be friendly and obedient if they recognize you.
When a dog jumps up on you, grab its paws with your hand and lightly squeeze to let them know that it is unacceptable behavior. It’s uncomfortable, but not painful. They should learn to stop jumping because they don’t like the reaction they get.
Desensitize your dog to the cause of their barking in order to reduce the behavior. This can be things like sounds, smells, or proximity to other creatures. Your goal is to show your pet that barking is not an appropriate response to these common stimuli.
Accidents will happen when a puppy is being potty trained. Immediately clean up every accident for training purposes. Odor from feces or urine can stay in your carpet which will make your dog return to it when it wants to urinate. Many pet stores or big box stores sell products that help to eliminate the odors from pet accidents.
This article can get you started on being a good dog trainer. If you are willing to experiment with the advice from this article, soon you will be more capable of becoming an effective trainer and master for your pet. Even the most basic ideas can produce significant changes.