Almost all small dogs and large dogs have bad behavior. If one understands that mindset, one should be able to train any dog they get. Luckily, if a person does not yet understand this particular state of mind, they can read the tips below and learn the ropes.
Giving your dog proper treats is the best way to train. Dog treats must be plentiful and strategically timed. If you do not give the treat right away, your dog is not going to understand why you are rewarding it.
Give your puppy some toys to chew on so they do not hurt while teething, keep other things they might want to chew on out of their reach! Give it an actual chew toy in its place. In cases where your puppy is suffering a great deal of pain, try soaking a washcloth in water and freezing it as a numbing chew toy.
Be careful not to reward bad behaviors without realizing it. In other words, you must avoid showering your pet with treats or rewards in response to performing some unwanted behavior. If the dog jumps at you, don’t rub it’s head.
Make sure food and outside time are scheduled to help break your dog into being an inside dog. By establishing a regular potty-time every day, you will get your dog in the habit of doing his business at the same time daily. Then he will become practiced at waiting until the right time.
Try to limit the amount of accidents your dog has while toilet training. Watch your dog and recognize the signs that he is ready for a trip outdoors. If your dog is pacing or whining, you need to take them outside. Do not hesitate when you see your dog do that. Get outside right away to the dog’s favorite spot. Reward the dog for using the bathroom outdoors. With some time, your dog will be able to tell you when he needs to go outside.
To put a halt on barking, teach your pup to obey a basic command. Every time he barks, tell them the silent order and then treat him. Give them a treat. This positive reinforcement will help to get your dog to learn.
If you use a leash to train your dog, keep it loose. When you take your dog out for a walk, he will want to explore. Many dogs will strain against the leash due to their eagerness. Great dog owners don’t allow this behavior. Instead, they encourage their dogs to walk with some slack in their leash.
Praising your pooch is an absolute must during training sessions. Give treats, smile, and get excited so your dog will associate good behavior with a positive result. Just be sure you never reward your dog after a bad behavior.
Training a dog is a lot easier if the trainer can work from a solid understanding of canine behavior. Through this improved comprehension, someone training a dog could learn to use only the most effective rewards and punishment. An individual who has taken the time to learn about their pet is more likely to succeed in his or her training efforts.