Animal shelters are packed with dogs that owners give away due to behavioral problems. You can prevent this from happening. If trained correctly, your dog can be a pleasant addition to your family. Transforming a dog into this type of companion can actually be easy, as long as you spend the effort and time necessary.
Rewarding your dog generously and properly is essential in training your dog. It’s very important to provide treats at the proper time. Unless you administer praise and treats as soon as the dog exhibits the desired behavior, he will not be able to connect the behavior to the treat.
Understand that during training, what your dog eats will go out of their system. To keep your pet regular, feed him quality food a couple of times daily at the same hour. This ensures your dog won’t have accidents as you’ll know when to expect a trip outside.
Never reinforce your dog’s bad behaviors. This means denying your dog treats and praise whenever it misbehaves. For instance, it will be difficult or impossible to train your dog not to jump on people if you give your pet a friendly neck-scratch when he or she jumps on you.
If you encounter a dog with whom you are not acquainted, you should do so slowly and with the back of a hand outstretched. This gives the dog a chance to become accustomed to your personal scent and shows him you mean no harm. After he knows you and your scent, it is easier to command him.
Remember to enjoy the time spent with your dog during training. You can build a strong bond with dog by playing with the dog, and that in turn causes positive reactions during training. While training can be considered fun, be prepared to spend some time just playing as well.
Use positive reinforcement when canine training. Remember to show your dog positive attention when they do something good as often as you can. Refrain from any physical contact if your dog does not follow directions. This doesn’t work well and only succeeds in teaching your dog that its master is out of control. Always be firm, be consistent and use positive reinforcement to make your dog understand what you want from it.
Hopefully, reading the information above is more than enough to make it clear that a rewarding dog-owner relationship is easy to achieve. To train your dog, you must show him love and affection. Follow the advice here and it will help your dog become a family member.