Few things are more irresistible than the melting eyes of a sweet little puppy. If you’ve got one and wish to get another, that’s great! Training has to begin early and be completed often. Your pet will understand how it is expected to behave, and you will feel confident in that fact, so that you can trust your pet when you are home with it or out at work. Read on for great tips on developing a good working relationship with your dog.
Use control when rewarding good behavior during dog training. Give your dog a treat after they properly respond to your commands, but only if they are nice and calm. You might be thrilled with that accomplishment, when you are excited, they becomes excited and that cuts down the control in the situation. Remain calm, expect the dog to be calm and provide appropriate rewards.
A new dog needs to feel safe and happy in their crate during training. All meals and water bowls should be placed within the crate. This will cause them to associate good things, such as eating, with their crate.
Dogs have tunnel vision and will focus on one thing to the exclusion of all else. After you repeat these cues enough, your dog will learn to focus on you, primarily, as he or she waits for signals.
Dogs have a short attention span and you will have to attract his attention. Repetition and practice will result in your dog waiting to take cues from you rather than being distracted by other things.
Be careful not to reinforce negative behaviors. Avoid giving them any rewards they haven’t earned. For instance, if you are trying to train your dog to not jump on you, you shouldn’t be petting them whenever they do so.
When you are trying to house train your puppy, keep in mind that everything that you put in, will come out. If you feed your dog at the same periods of the day, he will have regular bathroom habits. That way, you will know when the dog likely needs to go out and can prevent accidents.
Keep your sessions short to accommodate a short attention span. By spending too long on any single thing, your dog will likely become very bored and antsy. Keep sessions to a minimum at first. Target 10 minute sessions for increased success.
Teaching dogs to roll over can be easy, provided some treats are on hand. First, make sure the dog is in a laying position. Now, with a treat in your palm, move your hand from one side of the dog’s face to the other. He should then roll over while following the treat. As he is rolling over say, “roll over” and praise them immediately when they do. It will take some work, but keep on trying!
Make sure to give your dog a good hour of exercise each and every day. Making sure that your dog gets enough exercise makes your training sessions a lot more effective and it will also encourage your dog to have good behavior. As they say, a healthy dog will respond well to training.
With any luck, you have find some tips to better your relationship. Learn the above techniques and begin using them today. If you are not already attached to your dog, you soon will be. Training is an important part of your dog’s life. Make sure you train your pet well. Congratulations on your new furry friend.
To ensure your dog’s good behavior, keep up its training throughout its life. The dog does not stop learning as it grows older. By reinforcing their behavior, you can ensure you dog will continue to obey. Also, by disciplining negative behaviors you can ensure your dog will be well behaved.