You’re taking your dog for a walk, not vice versa. In this article, you will find important information on dog training which every owner should know.
When you correct your dog verbally, ensure your corrections are direct and short. Don’t scream and yell and throw a fit. Say no and give them a command to do the right thing. Remember that your voice’s volume gets their attention and that you are talking business.
Question how your dog views things. Dog training can get extremely frustrating at times, especially when your dog isn’t learning commands that you think are very simple. Understand your dogs position, to reduce any tension that you may have towards them. Your dog might not be making the connection between the order and the behavior you expect from them because you have not repeated the exercise enough times.
Play with your dog often. In order to train your dog efficiently, it is important to develop and nurture a bond between the two of you. Make sure you are taking the time out of your day to play with your dog. It will be fun and stress-reducing for both of you.
If you are getting a new dog, and you intend to train it, look for a younger dog. The old adage “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” is somewhat appropriate here. Younger dogs are more receptive to dominance from a pack leader and will learn quickly in an effort to please. Another plus to this is that young dogs really enjoy learning new things, much like children do.
Consider your dog’s personality as you begin your training program. Make sure to start slowly if your pet has aggressive tendencies. If you try to exert control over a dog that prefers to be dominant, your pet may react aggressively toward you and derail your training plans.
If your dog is digging up your yard, they may be bored. The biggest cause of destructive behavior in dogs is boredom. Simply putting them out in a back yard does not necessarily mean they are getting exercise. Try making sure they have some activity by taking them for long walks, or if you must stay home, a long game of fetch. Your dog will be too tired out to bother digging.
To stop your dog from biting, you should express pain every time it bits you and then ignore your dog for a few minutes. When your dog bites you softly, reward it by responding to their nipping and playing with your dog. Make sure your dog understands the difference between biting and soft nipping.
If your pet is a problematic barker, try this training tip. Choose a simple word or directive you can use to quiet him down and discourage barking. Use your no-bark command and follow with a treat only when the dog is quiet. Only give them the treat when they obey the command. By repeating this, the dog learns that silence brings treats.
If you don’t have the knowledge that is need when trying to train a dog, you may be on your last straw with your four legged family member. Armed with the information in this piece, you have what it takes to transform your dog into an ideal family member.