Puppies are truly heart-stealing little beasts! Getting a dog can be a very gratifying experience. Making sure that your dog is trained well is the key to establishing a healthy and love-filled relationship. You’ll feel more confident, if you’re home with them or not. Keep reading to find out how to train your dog right.

Pet Needs

Keep your dog calm when you enter the room. Your pet needs play time (and you might too), but your pet needs to be calm when you step into rooms most of the time. Don’t acknowledge dogs the moment that you set foot in the house.

Give your dog a word that tells them they’re doing the right thing. For example, using the word “yes” can let your dog know they can retrieve their reward.

If you approach a dog you do not know, do so slowly. Let the dog sniff the back or top of your extended hand. The dog will become familiar with your smell and recognize the scent in the future. Once the dog recognizes your scent, he will not be afraid of you and will be more likely to follow your commands.

A consistent schedule of feeding and potty-time is very important when house training your dog. This will help you know when you have to take your dog outside, before he ruins your carpet. When a dog has a schedule, they also learn the valuable skill of “holding it” until you take him for his next scheduled trip outside.

Training should be completed in small spurts. When your dog doesn’t get bored, they’ll be a better training partner. If you do have long training sessions, break it up so your dog can rest a little bit.

Leave the leash somewhat loose during training. Dogs like to explore new places when they are out on a walk. Excited pups tend to place some strain on the limitations of the leash. The smart owner discourages this behavior, teaching the dog to walk with a slack leash instead.

Anxiety causes destructive chewing. In order to keep your dog as safe as possible while you are away, he should be kept in a dog crate. Giving him a chew toy while in the crate is also a good idea to keep him busy.

Is your dog pulling on the leash? You aren’t alone in this, but it is easy to fix! Go to the pet supply store where you can buy a harness for a few dollars, as harnesses reduce pulling so that walks are enjoyable.

During your training sessions, you should always reward your dog immediately after he performs the desired behavior. Once your dog gets used to following your command, then only reward your dog half the time. Gradually reduce the amount of treats you give your dog until they only receive one on occasion.

Most cases of dog bites are a result of fear biting. The dog will feel fear if it is startled, trapped or feels threatened. Don’t forcefully train your dog. If you do, you may easily be bitten by your dog. A dog’s main purpose in life is to please you, as he regards you as his leader.

Hopefully, the above article has given you some tips you can use to improve your relationship with your pet. Whatever fits your situation, begin to apply it today. No doubt, you’ll be tied up emotionally to a faithful and cute dog. Training is very important. Your dog needs to be properly trained. Have fun with your four-legged friend!