Dogs are joyful creatures full of love. A puppy is quite a bit of work. The puppy will need plenty of training. You will soon have a well-trained dog if you use the above advice.
Establish feeding habits for your dog. Feed your dog twice a day and only leave his food dish out for fifteen minutes. This will help your dog learn his feeding schedule. After some time training the dog this way, it will begin to finish the food before it is time to pick up the bowl.
Do not tie up your dogs too closely. One dog’s chain might become entangled with the other, which could lead to serious injuries. If a large dog becomes tangled with a smaller one they could wrap up to the point the airway of the latter is closed off and the dog would die.
If you want your dog to follow the rules, keep training it, it needs to be refreshed! People think that just because their dog has been trained once, that is all they need. Pets are creatures of habit, and they need to constantly be taught new things. That is why it is vital to ensure your dog maintains a strict rule system.
Refrain from using higher end training gadgets, such as shock collar devices. Often times, they do not work and are over priced. In addition, shock collars and some similar items can actually discourage your dog from practicing good behavior. These techniques don’t normally work.
Don’t overdo your training sessions, keep them brief and interesting for best results. Remember that a dog has a short attention span and cannot focus on one thing for too long. Try to keep the initial sessions limited to about 10 minutes.
The most successful training program is lifelong. A dog still learns, even as an adult. By reinforcing good behavior, dog’s will become well-behaved.
A key part of canine training is to start early. It’s far easier to teach a puppy good habits than it is to deprogram bad habits. If you never give your dog any scraps from table food, they will never start begging for it.
Varying your vocal tones to suit different purposes can be helpful in dog training. A command should have a different tone than praise so that your dog can better understand how his behavior causes your reaction. Speak sharply and firmly, and be louder when correcting.
All of the things you teach your dog are going to be a part of their behavior and personality. Realize that you could very well sabotage your own training efforts with innocent activities such as rough-housing. Focus more on encouraging desirable and appropriate behaviors at all times.
If you are consistent, you will be able to teach your furry friend to wait. If at home, be sure to spend some time with him and bring him outside every 50 minutes. When he does use the bathroom outdoors, give him lots of praise. Don’t punish a puppy for pottying inside. Screaming at your dog only frightens him, and is not going to make him understand that the behavior was wrong. Have the dog outside around 15 minutes post-meal or drink to ensure he can empty himself.
With what you’ve learned, you are now ready to get these tips into play! Always try to keep a level head and don’t forget to demonstrate appreciation and support for your dear dog when he performs admirably. It takes time, but the reward of an obedient pet is well worth the wait.