Dogs are some of the most lovable, loyal creatures on this planet. However, they are also some of the most mischievous, disobedient creatures, as well. Do you get tired of finding your shoes, furniture, carpet and many other belongings destroyed by your dog(s)? Do you feel like you have no other choice but to give up on your dog, because he or she will not listen to any command from you? Well, you’re reading the right article. This article discusses some great step-by-step ways to train your dog into behaving properly and obeying your every command. By following these guidelines, your dog will shortly be the perfect household pet!
When you are working on commands with your dog, work only on one command at a time, and only say the command one time. Do not say the command word more than once. Your goal is for your dog to obey the command immediately. You don’t want to have to say the same thing over and over.
When you are training your dog, make sure you are very patient. Different dog breeds learn at different rates. One dog can learn quickly while another dog will take a long time. If you are impatient you will stress your dog and he will be resistant to your best training efforts.
Teaching any dog how to roll over can be pretty easy. Make sure you’ve got a few tasty treats handy before beginning. The first step is to get the dog to lay down. The next step is to hold a treat close to the floor by the dog’s head then continue to move the treat over his head until you reach the other side. He will naturally use his nose to follow the treat, thus rolling over his whole body. When they roll over, yell “roll over.” Keep doing this until they do it just with the command. Make sure you are patient because this is likely to take several attempts. However, your dog will eventually learn this command.
Start training your dog as early in its life as possible, but not younger than about seven weeks. This helps build an early bond between you as the owner and trainer and the dog. However, starting too early will simply overstress the dog; a very young puppy won’t learn anything from training sessions.
Crate training is a good skill for a dog of any age to have. Teaching your dog to stay in their crate quietly takes time and patience but can be a valuable tool while potty training or a safe place for him to stay while you are away from the house.
If you are trying to prevent your dog from begging, the best thing to do is ignore the begging completely. Don’t respond either positively, with a treat or petting, or negatively, by shouting. Your dog will learn quickly and remember for a long time that the begging ended up with you paying attention to the dog.
Positive reinforcement is the best way to train a dog. Praise your dog when he deserves it, and give him treats to show that you are pleased. Never hit or shout at your dog. This never works, and your dog will sense that you are cluelss. Always be firm, be consistent and use positive reinforcement to make your dog understand what you want from it.
It is vital that the dog’s leash remain loose when you are trying to train it to walk on a leash. When dogs go on walks, they frequently want to explore all the new sights and sounds. This means they’ll pull on the leash. To discourage this behavior, encourage your dog to walk beside you with a leash that has some slack.
Anxious dogs might benefit from having music played when you leave. Classical music is proven to be soothing for a variety of species, and dogs are no exception. Calm, soothing classical music played at a mellow volume might be a benefit to your dog and keep the house from being silent while you’re gone.
Good behavior should be reinforced and bad behavior should be discouraged. Your dog will benefit from consistency. This consistency will allow your dog to understand your message clearly. If there’s no reward to performing a behavior, your dog will be less likely to try it.
To relieve separation anxiety in your dog, give him plenty of exercise. A tired dog is a happy dog. Slip in and out of the house without making a big deal out of it. Sometimes saying goodbye to your pet increases his anxiety. If you notice that your pet has associated something like picking up keys with leaving, then start doing the action several times a day to quell negative feelings.
If possible, begin training your dog when they are young. A skill that is taught early on is often learned faster and easier than a skill that is introduced at a later age. In addition, older dogs have often picked up quite a few negative behaviors over the course of their life; these behaviors must be undone before the training process can begin.
It is important to understand your dog’s temperament, and what type of training fits for your dog. Not all dogs are alike, just like not all humans are alike either. One training trick that may work for one dog, may not work effectively when training a completely different dog.
Research how to show your dog leadership in a way that a dog understands. Dogs are not humans, and do not think as humans do. Not knowing the proper way to teach leadership to a dog, allows him to assume he is your leader. If you confuse the dog, it may stress him and cause him to act out in negative ways such as barking incessantly, biting, or tearing up your property.
While dogs can be the best thing to ever happen to you, they can also be one of the most destructive things also. Dogs may have a mind of their own, but as discussed previously in this article, they have a soft spot for their owners. Being that dogs have this soft spot, it is quite easy to train them. If you strictly follow the aforementioned tips and tricks to successfully training your dog, you will never think about getting rid of your dog again!Family Bunker Plans,Click here! Family Self Defense (view mobile),Click here!