You have made a wonderful decision! You will find this is a very rewarding experience, but knowing what to do next can be stressful. Training your dog is beneficial to both you and your pet. Read these tips to find out how you can train your dog efficiently.
When your pet hears you speak the word ‘no’, your dog must understand that a response is not expected. You must find positive methods to reinforce your commands when training a dog. Saying ‘no’ doesn’t help your dog understand how he should react to you. Not only is each situation different, every breed of dog is also different. Therefore, you should adjust your training based off your dog’s breed and the specific situation at hand.
Your dog needs to be trained throughout his entire life to ensure excellent behavior. A dog still learns, even as an adult. You need to concentrate on positive behavior to make sure of ongoing obedience. When you do this, negative behavior should stop.
Give your puppy time to be okay with a crate by taking the training one small step at a time. If they are uncomfortable with the door closed then try to feed them snacks to reassure them that they are okay. Keep them in the crate for a small duration and slowly increase that duration. If you notice the animal becoming tense or confused, you are probably proceeding too quickly.
Use treats that your dog really loves for the best training results. You may even opt to give them they would not usually have, such as hotdogs or ice cream.
During training sessions, don’t hesitate to discourage your pet from performing unwanted actions. Correct your dog in a firm tone of voice. Don’t raise your voice or strike your dog. Be sure to discourage unwanted behaviors as soon as you can. Dogs have short memories. Wait too long, and your dog will not understand why they are being punished.
In one vital respect, dogs are just like people: the effectiveness of various training techniques varies according to the individual. For instance, a loving and laid back dog will do well when positive reinforcement is administered. On the other hand, an aggressive dog may respond well to negative reinforcement. When training isn’t going as planned, try a new method.
Start by teaching your puppy his name. Using his name frequently will teach him to respond when called. There is no other word your puppy should be taught first. Be sure to spend lots of quality time with your puppy, so that he will learn to know and trust you. A puppy that trusts you will respond better your training.
With the proper training, both you and your dog can be happy. Use the advice you’ve read to start training your dog properly.