Dogs all need to be trained, whatever the reasons. The following article will give you some helpful information on training your dog.
Buy chew toys so that your puppy can deal with painful teething. You should replace the object with a chew toy as soon as this occurs so your dog understands what is okay to chew on. Try a frozen washcloth to alleviate the pain of teething for your puppy.
With patience and a handful of tasty treats, you can easily teach your pet to roll over. Initially, try to get your dog to lay on the floor. Next, hold the treat close to the floor on one side of the dog’s head, and slowly bringing it upwards and over to the dog’s other side. He will probably follow the treat, rolling side to side as it moves. As he is rolling over say, “roll over” and praise them immediately when they do. It may take a while to get to this point, but you will be pleased if you stick with it. It’s an impressive trick.
You will be able to allow your dog to do more as it learns. It is important that you reach a balance between freedom and obedience in order to establish a satisfying relationship. Don’t give your dog too much free reign though.
Always treat a dog after completing tasks. You want to be able to reward your dog when he does what you want him to do. Doing so makes your dog learn what he can and can’t do.
Always be patient when you train your dog. Using patience helps prevent frustration for both you and the dog. Understand that your dog actually wants to please you, however he/she can be confused with what it is you want them to do.
Try to incorporate play into your training sessions with your dog. The dog will respond more positively to training if you create a better bond between you and them. While training can be considered fun, be prepared to spend some time just playing as well.
Dogs need at least 60 minutes of exercise time every day, on top of training and bathroom breaks. Taking care to see that the dog exercises enough makes their training work go more smoothly and reinforces the importance of good behavior at all times. Fit dogs are happy and responsive to you.
Use positive reinforcements when training your dog. Your dog should be rewarded with both small treats and happy words. Never hit or shout at your dog. Not only are those things ineffective, but they are also cruel. You should talk to them in a stern voice but always be nice to them if they do a good thing.
To prevent your dog from barking, try to desensitize them to the cause of their barking. Everything from a sound to a particular person could be a trigger. The dog must learn that they do not need to start barking when these things occur.
Untrained dogs can drive you crazy and ruin your home. The information in this article makes it possible for you to turn that nasty, destructive dog into a model house pet.