Aggressive behaviors, excessive barking and general disobedience are annoying to a dog owner. These bad habits can be changed. Even if there are still a few slip-ups, any behavior can be modified with the tips in this article. Proper training helps any puppy to become the perfect, loyal companion.
Timing is everything in dog training. While you want to devote a good amount of time to it, you do not want to go too far. Start with a short session and gradually add more time to it. You will see how long your training sessions should be before you lose your dog’s attention.
Consistency is the key to puppy crate training. When the dog is let out of the crate, it is necessary to give him a chance to relive himself right away. Doing so helps him learn when it is okay to go to the bathroom.
To have success in dog training, you need to be able to control it with commands. Otherwise, the dog will think that he is in charge and will not respond to your training tactics. When walking with your dog, always walk first, never let your dog lead, as this is the leadership position.
To strengthen your training efforts, you can use a designated verbal command to help your animal know what your expectations are and when they have been fulfilled. The word “yes” may serve as a good gap-filler in between the dog’s good behavior and the giving of the reward.
Start with the easy stuff. Not only does this give you a feeling of satisfaction in your success, but your dog also learns about what an acceptable behavior is. This will produce better results as you proceed with training.
One command that should be taught early to a puppy is “leave it.” This teaches them to drop something and step way from it. You can use this command for a number of purposes. For example, it is used to prevent the dog from chewing on something or even to guide them out of harm’s way.
Primary reinforcement is critical to dog training. This method involves giving your dog something they enjoy when they are well behaved. You can use food or a nice belly rub as primary reinforcements. This is how you teach your dog to be good to get what he wants.
You need to be very consistent when training your dog. If more than one family member is training your pet, make sure they all you the same commands, rewards and discipline. Your puppy will learn quickly if you only use a few different words and always expect the same behavior.
Use your dog’s name when you can, as it will help to get your dog to pay attention. By using his name all the time in the first month of having our dog, he should associate his name with focusing on you. Give your dog a relatively short name, preferably one that isn’t likely to be confused with other words.
Dog training does not have to be a battle between you and your pet. With the right owner mindset, followed with the proper knowledge, training a dog can be accomplished. Dogs are very smart and well apt to learning.