There are many reasons people want their dogs to be trained. While certain dogs are trained for hunting or protection, others are just trained for their owner’s convenience. Dogs typically want little more than to please their owners. This is one of the reasons that they are such great pets. No matter what your reason for training your dog, you will find some common sense ideas to make it easy in the article below.
Always reward good, calm behavior. If your pet successfully completes a task, then reward him only if he/she is calm. If you are overly excited, the dog will become that way too. Be calm and be sure to reward appropriately.
If your dog does not seem to be responding to your training, make an appointment with your vet. If your dog is not learning properly, it does not mean they are dumb. Sometimes physical and occasionally mental maladies could cause your dog to not respond properly to training. Your vet may be able to give you some indication to the problem.
The rule of thumb with puppies and house training is to remember: what is eaten will pass. Feed your puppy three times regularly each day. You will know when it is time for your the dog to use the bathroom, reducing accidents.
Puppies respond best to positive reinforcement during training. You should assure that during training your puppy can not get into trouble. If you have to scold your puppy while training him, he may relate the training to being a negative experience and not be as excited as he should be about his training.
Learn to read how your dog is feeling. By studying your pet’s body language, you’ll be able to guess whether it is feeling nervous, agitated, aggressive, or calm. If you can predict when a dog is about to behave badly, you can remove it from a bad situation before a problem develops.
To prevent any mess in your house, you can install a doggy toilet. Once your dog knows that it has to go outside the house, use the same command you used to make it understand that outside is a good place to go in association with the doggy toilet.
To teach your dog how to walk on a leash, you should start by getting your dog used to the leash at a young age. Walk around your yard or garden with your dog on a leash at first. Reward your dog if it does not tug on the leash. Use a command such as ‘come’ and tug on the leash at the same time. Your dog should quickly understand that you wish it to follow you.
As was already stated, many dogs are trained for many different reasons. Everyone knows that dogs have a strong desire to please. A dog that is trained properly will be give you fulfillment and joy in your life. It is hoped that you have gained useful insight into how to train your dog to be the companion that you desire.