Training a new puppy can be overwhelming. Yet it is well worth it, especially since a trained dog is generally considered safer, more loyal and far more enjoyable to be around. Utilize positive methods when training your dog. It is important to be consistent and extremely patient when training your dog. Allocate time daily to puppy training, perhaps 20 or 30 minutes. If you spend a longer amount of time training your dog, they are going to get bored.
Timing is essential when you are training your dog, so you want to spend enough time training them but do not want go overboard. Start by having a shorter training session and add a little more time daily. Try to determine when your dog stops paying attention to you during your sessions.
Dogs should never be tied up close to each other. The restraints for each dog can become tangled and in an effort to free themselves, they can be injured. Particularly in the case of a large dog and a small dog, the animals may get so tangled that the smaller dog has his airway cut off and dies.
Be careful not to reinforce negative behaviors. This means that you should never reward your dog, with treats or attention, for doing something you’re trying to train it out of. For example, do not pet your dog gently when they leap on you if you want them to stop the behavior.
With patience and a handful of tasty treats, you can easily teach your pet to roll over. First, make sure the dog is in a laying position. Afterward, bring the treat above the dogs head and follow over to their other side. Ideally, your dog will use his nose to follow the treat, rolling his whole body in the process. As he is rolling over say, “roll over” and praise them immediately when they do. Be patient if they don’t get it right away; they’ll get it soon enough!
Effective dog training requires a level firmness. However, you should avoid being too loud or aggressively reprimanding your dog as this will hurt your relationship. Your goal should be to show that you are both strict and forgiving. This develops a strong relationship with your dog.
Accidents will happen sometimes when you house train your pet. Make sure to clean up accidents as soon as they happen. The odors from these accidents will remain in the carpeting, which will attract your pet back to this same spot to use again and again for elimination purposes. There are a wide variety of odor control products designed to address just this situation, so head to the pet shop and ask about them.
The best way to train your dog is to use different tones of voices. Use different tones for praise and discipline. Be firm and sharp with commands. Use a louder tone for corrections, and your natural voice for praise.
Implement the tips you’ve just read, and dog training will come naturally to you. Consequently, you can be assured that your family and its property are safer and more secure. When following the training techniques mentioned here, your training will go smoother as long as you are patient and consistent.