Dogs provide us with unconditional love and lots of joy. No wonder they are the most popular pets in the US. But getting a brand new puppy is a great deal of work. There is tons of training that must be done. By using the advice from this article, you will soon find that your dog is trained in no time.
When correcting your dog, be concise. Don’t rant on and on about how bad your dog is. Just say “no” and show them what to do instead. Also speak with authority so they understand you mean business.
Dogs generally focus on one thing while ignoring everything around them, unless something interrupts that intense focus. With enough training, your dog should be able to pay more attention to your orders.
When you are training a pet you need to speak to them in a even and stern tone. This will let him know you are serious and he needs to listen. Doing this also ensures that your dog will know the difference between your “you’re in trouble” voice and your “do as I say” voice.
To get your dog to stop barking, train him to obey a command that tell him to stay quiet. Show the dog a treat as incentive, then repeat the command until they obey it. Then, you can reward it with a treat. Repeating this enough times can help them associate the treat with the quiet command.
Do not wear out your new puppy with an excessive training regiment. Puppies can’t pay attention for too long and are not very good at focusing on something for long periods of time, so limit the duration of training sessions. When you put too much training on the animal at one time, it can stress the animal and work against what you are trying to accomplish. So keep it short, intense, and create a great bonding and training routine for your new puppy.
Praise your dog to reinforce good actions. Smile often and keep treats handy to ensure that the positive reinforcement is quick and consistent. Be careful that you do not inadvertently reward unwanted behavior or your dog will think you want him to repeat it.
Stay as consistent as possible if you want your dog to learn how to delay going to the bathroom. When you start housebreaking a puppy, you will want to take it outside as often as possible. Every time your dog potties outside, be quick to praise him. If you dog has an accident inside your house, do not scold him. He is not yet aware that this is wrong and he is going to learn if you just yell at him. Always take the dog out about 15 minutes after he eats or drinks anything, as well as every time he comes out of his crate.
Make sure your dog’s training sessions are brief. The perfect time is about 15 minutes. More than this ends in frustration. Once your session is completed, give your dog some time to play and praise him for the session he completed.
Does you dog eat an appropriate diet? Some bad behavior could be attributed to an imbalanced diet. Your dog’s diet should be adapted to its species and its age so your dog is full of energy. Your vet should be able to provide advice.
Teach your dog to learn ‘down’. This is useful on its own, but also opens up other tricks. If your dog responds promptly to the DOWN command, it will serve you well. It could save his life in potentially dangerous encounters.
Even though it may not be easy, you should always be patient with your dog. Your dog does not understand English, nor is he a person. Your dog gets cues from your body and the tone of voice you are speaking in. Stay calm and take breaks during training to ensure it stays positive.
Consistently practice the skills your dog has learned with him. Test the dog occasionally to check his memory, even though both of you know that he remembers his commands.
It is best to guide your dog to the correct behavior, rather than punish bad behavior. You should make every effort to prevent the behavior in the first place, but if your pet does misbehave, show him what he should have done instead. Training involves positive reciprocation between you and your dog; there is really no place for punishment.
If your puppy is caught chewing on something unacceptable, stop him immediately. This will help your puppy understand what is acceptable and what is off limits.
Pay attention to your dog’s behavior to help prevent potty accidents indoors. Dogs will let you know when they have to go. When you learn to recognize this behavior pattern and take him outside right away, you will teach him the right way to behave. Being able to predict your dogs behavior will help make training much easier.
Now that you know what to do with your puppy, it is time to put these tips into action. Be patient when training your dog, and most importantly, ensure your dog is aware of when their behavior is appropriate. It’s not an overnight process, but results come fairly quickly.