Dogs can be trained to stop virtually all undesirable behaviors, including constant barking, rowdiness and jumping up on visitors. Even if they don’t disappear completely these behaviors can be ameliorated by using the tips contained herein. A well trained dog makes a great pet.
You can try a little bit of ingenuity if you are going with crate training for your indoor dog or puppy. If the dog doesn’t want to go inside the crate, put a rawhide bone in there and shut the door. They can see and smell that bone, and they will want in the crate to have it. Once they go in the crate, praise them so that they know they did well.
Correcting a dog should be done quickly and concisely. It’s not good to rant about how bad your dog is. Say no and give them a command to do the right thing. Let your dog know that if you raise your voice they need to pay attention.
Generous rewards are a key part of training. If you give your dog some treats at the proper time, they will respond to training. Dogs can get confused if they are rewarded at inappropriate times.
If you have a focal point for your dog to pay attention to, he will ignore all other distractions he would normally be tempted to watch. When a command is reinforced properly and often enough, your dog will begin to shift his focus from the distractions around to you in order to wait for your signal.
Your dog may not learn a command right away. You might have to repeat the same exercise up to fifty times before your dog remembers it. Continue repeating the same command with patience, and eventually your dog will learn it.
The first step in puppy training is commanding control. It is important for your dog to know that you are the one who is in control, so that he respects and obeys you. Don’t let your dog control the direction or pace of your walks.
Pick a phrase you will say to your new puppy the whole time you are working on house training him. When you are outside with the puppy, say the chosen phrase to keep him focused on the task he is to accomplish.
Many dog owners know how hard it can be to train their dog. By having the right frame of mind and following the right steps, anyone can train their pet. Dogs wish to please their owners; therefore, most will excel in a training program.