You may face challenges in keeping an indoor dog in terms of damage to your belongings. You’ve probably struggled with chewed furniture and urine on your carpet. Therefore, you are in desperate need of advice on how to properly train your dog. For more information and advice on dog training treats and teaching him manners, read on.
You need to reward your dog to be successful. Dog treats must be plentiful and strategically timed. Your dog does not know why they are getting the reward unless you do it right after the positive behavior.
If you need to approach a dog that you are not familiar with, approach it slowly and allow it to sniff your hand. This will give the dog time learn your scent and possibly trust you. Once the dog recognizes your scent, he will not be afraid of you and will be more likely to follow your commands.
Dog training starts with patience. You will not get frustrated or mad and neither will your pet. Bear in mind that your dog wants nothing more than to please you; however, your language is somewhat confusing to him.
If your dog is a jumper, squeeze his paws when he jumps on you to let him know he cannot do this any longer. This will not harm your dog if done gently, but it will be uncomfortable. They should learn to stop jumping because they don’t like the reaction they get.
Exercise the dog for an hour daily, along with regular potty time outside. Taking care to see that the dog exercises enough makes their training work go more smoothly and reinforces the importance of good behavior at all times. A dog who has proper training and enough play time will be a happy dog.
In the beginning, give your dog a food treat each time it successfully obeys a command. After they get used to it, try giving them treats a lot less.
In order to teach your pet how to sit, make him stand and hold the treat in front of it. Move the treat right above his head and behind him. This will get him to hold his head up while following your hand. When a dog does this, it is natural for them to sit.
Reinforce positive behavior in your dog. Don’t yell and punish the dog for bad behavior. Just avoid reinforcing negative behavior. If you punish the bad behaviors, your dog can end up terrified of you. Positive reinforcement tactics will make your dog want to please you.
Offer only your dog’s most favored treats when rewarding exceptionally good behavior, or when he accomplishes particularly difficult feats. This is one time you can use something you would not usually give them, like meat.
Try to avoid allowing your dog to bark out of boredom. When your dog does this, you have to accept some of the blame on yourself. Boredom barking is often rooted in a lack of constructive ways to blow off steam or seek stimulation. Take some time and play with him, or take him for regular walks. When you are busy, give him chew toys.
It might be hard to make your dog an inside dog. Destruction of your property and bad behavior can test your patience. The steps here will help you make your dog a more manageable pet.