Now that you have a dog you must learn the right way to teach your new family pet. The following information will give you the tools needed to give you the best learning experience that you can possibly pass on to your loved pooch.
If you have gotten a new dog or puppy, you should work on training them right away. If they are going to be indoor dogs, you can start crate training them . This prevents bathroom accidents or your items being chewed on. Start off with the right sized crate, so that they have enough room in the crate to move around a bit.
Dog owners should learn to listen to their pets. When a dog indicates that he is uncomfortable in a situation, such as with another dog, it’s never good to push him further than he wants to go. Take a step back and re-evaluate the situation, or come back to it at a later time.
Positive reinforcement is important when training your dog. Giving you pet treats in a timely manner is very important. Dogs can get confused if they are rewarded at inappropriate times.
Reward your dog’s good behavior. You and the dog should both remain calm. This will help to excite your dog and leave you in complete control. Stay calm and the dog will stay calm, and you’ll be able to reward it.
Just as reinforcement of good behavior when training a dog should be immediate, so too should punishment for bad behavior be immediate. Saying “no” in a harsh voice tells the dog he has acted inappropriately but he only connects the message with the targeted behavior if that message is delivered immediately after that act.
To help potty train puppies, consider using a crate. Crate training may sound unpleasant, but it’s actually one of the most natural ways to train puppies. A crate is considered their home or den, and puppies have an instinct not to soil in this space. Just be sure to limit the time spent in the crate, so your pup can spend time with you too.
Commanding control is the very first step in training your dog. Your dog will neither obey nor respect you if he believes he is the leader of your household. When you walk your dog, walk in front of him to establish leadership.
Not all dogs are comfortable around other dogs or people. The best way to train your dog to be more comfortable around other animals or people is to expose them to as many people and other dogs as often as possible, preferably earlier in their life. This will make them accustomed to being around others.
Now that you hopefully have some good ideas for training your dog you can set about your journey. Training a dog can often be a rewarding experience when you see their effort pay off with an obedient dog. Following what you have learned will give you the direction needed to train your dog.