Getting a dog is a big deal, and it requires some serious thought. As with any relationship, the time you spend with your dog should show commitment. They need to be properly trained so that they are well-behaved and do not get into any trouble. Use the tips in the following article to train your dog.
If you in the crate training phase of your training program, you can use a few techniques to speed it up. If they don’t want to go in the crate, try luring them in with a treat or chew bone. Your dog will get excited at the prospect of the treat and soon be eager to enter the crate. Praise your dog once he gets into the crate.
Your dog will get used to its crate if it can feel at home in it. Feed your dog inside the crate with the door open. This will let them associate a positive with being in the crate.
When giving commands to your body, your tone and volume level should remain the same. This helps your dog to understand when you are in training mode. You should also work on developing different tones to use in different situations. For example, you can have a sharp one for disciplinary purposes, and a firm, but not-as-sharp one for simple commands.
When corrected your dog verbally, make sure to use sharp, concise wording. Avoid launching a lengthy tirade against your pet and his naughty behavior. Just say no and direct them on what it is you desire for them to do. Use a tone which is obviously one of consternation.
Watch the number of treats you give your dog during the day to avoid making your dog overweight. It’s very easy to overlook how many treats you give your dog, especially during a training session, but they add up if you don’t pay attention.
Timing is everything in dog training, and you need to make sure you don’t overdo it. Begin by implementing brief training sessions, then make each session progressively longer. Notice when your dog begins getting distracted during a training session.
If you plan on taking a trip with your dog, pack all they will need to sleep, eat and go to the bathroom. When you come prepared with plenty of supplies, you will be able to enjoy your trip. Take only a small amount of food and purchase more when you arrive at your destination.
Avoid costly training tools such as shock collars. They don’t often work well and cost more than training methods which are conventional. They can also discourage good behaviors as they inhibit your dog’s behavior too much. These techniques don’t normally work.
Training is not a time for you to punish your dog. If your dog does not follow the correct behavior, instead of punishing him, gently teach him what to do instead. You should teach your dog and talk to him during training sessions. Training is the time to build your relationship in a positive way.
One command that should be taught early to a puppy is “leave it.” This teaches them to drop something and step way from it. This command is a great way to avoid damaging furniture or eating dangerous things.
To teach your pooch the “sit” command, approach him with a treat while he is standing. Move the treat just above the dog’s head, moving a hand behind the dog. Your dog will look up as your hand passes behind his head. Your dog’s natural instinct is to sit.
Even if you’ve had an untrained dog for some time now, you still may use the following information to make sure your dog is trained properly. It is always best to attempt to correct negative behaviors quickly for the safety and happiness of everyone involved.
You can use a can that you shake at your dog to train them. Drop some coins into a an empty can and cap it off. If your dog performs an unwanted behavior, shake the can. This will get the dog’s attention and take his mind off of what he was doing. The dog will quickly learn that his behaviors are causing this negative outcome. Just give the can one shake, as repeating it too often will desensitize the dog to the sound.
Originally posted 2016-05-20 13:32:18.