A well-trained dog can keep the peace in your home, for canine and humans alike. Try out a few of the following suggestions. Keep reading for advice on training your dog.
Try to see things from your dog’s perspective. A lot of owners get frustrated when their dog is not understanding a basic command. You should never give up on them, try looking at it from your dog’s vantage point. Imagine the world like they do and that can provide you with a fresh perspective on training.
Looks at it from your dog’s point-of-view. It is easy to get frustrated with your dog if they are not learning very basic things quickly or at all. Don’t give up- think like your dog! Try to see the world through their eyes.
Dogs only have the ability to focus on one thing at a time. With enough training, your dog should be able to pay more attention to your orders.
Ensure that your dog gets plenty of exercise and stimulation. Dogs can get bored quite easily. A bored dog will try and find something interesting to do, and training is not usually interesting. If your dog is fit and content, he will be much more likely to heed your instructions. It is a great idea to take your dog out on runs or walks through the neighborhood.
Putting your dog on a regular schedule of feeding and walks will help to regulate his system, so he will be easier to house train. This will give you the opportunity to understand when your dog needs to go to the bathroom. This schedule also teaches dogs what it means to “hold it”.
It is best to train your dog in a crate that is the right size. Your little puppy will get bigger, remember! Choose a crate which will be the right size for the dog when he grows up. There should be ample room for the dog to lie down and turn comfortably.
Take the time to teach your dog how to behave when on a leash. The safety of both of you while out walking is paramount, and the proper training will ensure this.
You can show your dog how to do tricks, get some treats. The first step is to get the dog to lay down. The next step is to palm the treat and hold your hand beside your dog’s head. Slowly raise the treat over your dog’s head to the opposite side. He will naturally use his nose to follow the treat, thus rolling over his whole body. Whenever your dog does actually roll over, say “roll over” out loud. Repeating this over time forms a mental association in your dog’s mind that eventually causes him to roll over on command. It will take some work, but keep on trying!
It is important to avoid dwelling on one task for too long. Your dog will get bored and antsy if you spend too much time on one thing. Limit the amount of time you train at first to less than 10 minutes.
Be patient when training a dog. Using patience helps prevent frustration for both you and the dog. Remember that your dog really does want to please you, but sometimes he gets confused because he speaks a different language and cannot understand what you are asking.
Ensure that your dog gets 60 minutes of daily exercise on top of routine potty breaks or training periods. You need to ensure your dog is exercising, you will get more out of training them. A dog that’s well exercised is a responsive and content dog.
You can always teach a old dog new tricks. After following the advice, it is important to be patient. Hopefully, you can soon have a better relationship with your dog.
Your dog will behave well if you keep reinforcing your training. Even though your dog is an adult, it must keep learning. You have to train your dog to keep up the good work so it never reverts to bad habits.