Many people like having pets, such as dogs. Puppies and other young animals can get into mischief, and sometimes they can be destructive. Read this article for tips on how to train your dog.
The space you share with your pet should be calm and relaxed. It is great to have playtime with your pet, but your dog should stay calm when you come into the room. Do not acknowledge the animal when you enter and by doing so, you create a controlled atmosphere in which you decide how and when play time begins.
Reward good behavior during training with control. When the dog correctly follows your commands, you can certainly give a reward. Even though your accomplishment might thrill you, they reflect your energy. Do not lose control of any situation with contagious excitement and enthusiasm. Remain calm, expect the dog to be calm and provide appropriate rewards.
Do not tie a dog up near another dog, or dogs. They could tangle the chains in such a way so that one or both of the dogs are stuck or injured. 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.
It may take several times for your dog to learn new commands. It’s very likely to take many repetitions of one command in order for your pup to fully understand it. Using the exact same command and remain patient with them so that they can get it.
Make sure you aren’t enforcing bad behavior without meaning to. This means don’t give your dog treats or attention for something he should not be doing. For instance, do not rub its head when it comes and jumps at you when you get home when you do not want your dog to do this.
Stay with the training, so that he doesn’t forget the lessons that he learned. Keep him in practice. Pet owners often believe that once their dog completes a training program, the process is over. Some dogs will revert back to negative behaviors if the training does not continue. This shows that you need to do periodic refreshers so that your dog continues to follow the rules.
It is very easy to teach a pooch to roll over as long as you have some tasty treats on hand. You can have your dog sit or roll over. Then hold the treat at the side of the dog’s head and move it around it’s face to the other side. They should follow that treat with their nose, which should cause them to roll over. Whenever you dog does roll over, actually say the words, “roll over.” Continue to do this until your dog actually rolls over whenever you say the words without using the treat. It will probably take multiple attempts, but you will be the talk of the town when the trick is learned.
By being consistent in toilet training, you dog will learn to wait until he is outside to relieve himself. Take him outside hourly to do his business. Give him a little praise if he makes waste outside. Don’t punish your dog for eliminating inside the house. He does not know better, and shouting at him will only make things worse. Take the dog for a walk approximately 15 minutes following a meal or a drink and each time it comes out of the crate.
Keep training sessions short for best results. You should spend only fifteen minutes for every single task you give your dog. Going over this time per task is only going to frustrate both you and your dog, which impedes progress. You should praise your pet for a job well done after training.
Training should be about rewards and discipline with dogs not punishments. If he misbehaves, correct him, but most importantly, you should try to prevent that behavior from happening to begin with. Training a pet should allow you to teach your pet and connect with him; the process should focus on positive communication.
Try using a crate if you’re house training a dog. To make training more effective, consistency is the key. After some time, they will less likely have accidents in the house.
Any introductions to new animals should be made very slowly. If you want a second pet, look for one that will be compatible with your current pet. Ideally, your new pet’s personality should mesh well with those of your existing pets, which makes it likelier that they will bond.
Use the ‘shake-can’ trick when training your dog. Do this by putting some change in a can of pop. Whenever the dog acts badly, shake the can. The sound will startle your dog and he will stop whatever he is doing. If you do this every time the dog exhibits a negative behavior, he will soon learn that these behaviors are not acceptable. Shaking the can multiple times can desensitize the dog, so keep it to a minimum.
Always discourage unwanted behavior in your dog as soon as it occurs. When you say no, say it like you mean it. You should never yell at your dog, nor strike your canine with your hand or any physical object. Make sure you correct the bad behavior immediately or as soon as you can after it occurs. Dogs memories do not last that long. By waiting, your dog will simply get confused.
Do not take out your other frustrations on your dog by speaking to it sternly for no reason. Keep in mind that unless your dog has misbehaved immediately before your interaction, your behavior toward the dog should be positive in nature.
It is absolutely possible to enjoy the company of your pet while maintaining an orderly, attractive living environment. Training a rowdy dog and breaking their bad behaviors is key to maintaining a presentable home. These tips can help you live at peace with pets!