Like every other dog owner, you dream of a well-behaved pooch. The below article will provide some excellent tips on how to do so that you can ensure you’re correctly training your dog.
During training sessions, don’t hesitate to discourage your pet from performing unwanted actions. When you say no, say it like you mean it. Don’t yell at dogs nor hit them. Remember to discourage bad behavior when you see it happening. A dog has a short memory. A long period of time between the behavior and the correction will confuse your dog.
If you approach a dog you do not know, do so slowly. Let the dog sniff the back or top of your extended hand. This allows the dog to get used to your scent and makes him much more likely to trust you. The dog will no longer be afraid after he is able to recongnize the scent and may begin to follow commands.
Training needs to continue during the dog’s life. You do not have to stop training them as a puppy. By reinforcing the best behavior and providing stern discipline, the negative attidue behavior will cease to appear.
Treats are the best way to begin dog training. Once they understand the process, start using treats more selectively until they are relatively rare.
Teach your dog that no response is required when you say ‘no’. When dog training, you’ll have to find a way to give positive reinforcement. Using the word “no” will not help your dog learn that a behavior is unacceptable. Make sure that your training regimen is unique to your specific dog.
Use coins and a can to help you train. To make a shake can, simply place several coins into an empty soda bottle and tighten the lid. If your pup misbehaves, just give the can a shake. The dog will be startled and will stop doing whatever it is he’s doing. After a few shakes, the dog will stop doing anything bad. Shaking the can multiple times can desensitize your dog, so just do it once.
You need work with the needs of your dog if you are going to be training them. When you are flexible, you will be better able to teach. You can always tweak your methods to better suit your dog’s learning style.
You should teach your dog how to lay down. This command will be useful if you need to keep your dog from jumping on someone. If you teach your dog how to get ‘down’, this might help in an emergency.
Make sure your dog has gotten its shots. It it seems like your dog is struggling or regressing with certain parts of training, make sure that your dog has good health. Many times a dog can be in pain without you knowing it. So many times behavioral changes are the only clue that there is a health issue. For example, aggression can be a sign of pain, and sudden regression in-house training can signal a urinary tract infection.
In the end, having the dog you want comes down to the effort you are willing to put in. The tips written in this guide will help you train your dog in a variety of aspects. Although all training methods can’t be effective for all dogs, the advice you’ve just read should hopefully allow you to effectively train your dog.