Dogs are some of the most lovable, loyal creatures on this planet. However, they are also some of the most mischievous, disobedient creatures, as well. Do you get tired of finding your shoes, furniture, carpet and many other belongings destroyed by your dog(s)? Do you feel like you have no other choice but to give up on your dog, because he or she will not listen to any command from you? Well, you’re reading the right article. This article discusses some great step-by-step ways to train your dog into behaving properly and obeying your every command. By following these guidelines, your dog will shortly be the perfect household pet!
One of the most important things to remember when training your dog is that it is a lifelong process. Many owners think that once their pet has the basics down, the training process is over. Dogs, much like people, learn throughout their lives, and consistent training will help them to be well-behaved and friendly.
Most of the time children and dogs get along wonderfully. Children, however, often tend to mimic what they hear adults doing. Don’t let your young child repetitively give commands to your dog. The dog will learn to disregard the command because they know there will be no repercussions for doing so.
Be aware that you are not going to have a perfectly trained dog overnight. Changing behaviors is a lengthy process that will involve a lot of successes and a lot of setbacks. If you are not training from a puppy, the process can take even longer as your dog will need to both unlearn bad behaviors and learn new ones. Be patient and you’ll start to see results.
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.
When you first bring your puppy home, those first few days are the most important. You should be patient, consistent, and persistent form day one with your new puppy. Be sure not to let your puppy get away with behaviors you are not going to allow and positively reinforce the behaviors you are wanting to see.
Most dogs respond better to positive reinforcement rather than negative punishment. If you’re trying to train your dog, reward him for good behavior and only scold him if absolutely necessary. Your dog will remember the reward for good behavior more distinctly than the punishment for bad behavior, making rewarding more effective.
While dogs can be the best thing to ever happen to you, they can also be one of the most destructive things also. Dogs may have a mind of their own, but as discussed previously in this article, they have a soft spot for their owners. Being that dogs have this soft spot, it is quite easy to train them. If you strictly follow the aforementioned tips and tricks to successfully training your dog, you will never think about getting rid of your dog again!