There is nothing wrong with being unsure of how to properly train your dog. Few people other than professionals actually do know. Researching training your dog was the first step in the right direction. This article will provide you with that information and help you learn how to train your dog.
Correct your dog verbally with short, sharp statements. Yelling and screaming at your dog is counterproductive. Just say “no” and show them what to do instead. Your tone should be stern to let them know you are serious.
Stay with the training, so that he doesn’t forget the lessons that he learned. Keep him in practice. Often dog owners will stop enforcing the rules that their dog learned in their training courses. But dogs can become complacent just like their human counterparts. It’s important to be consistent with the rules for your dog.
Keep training sessions short. Your pet probably lacks a generous attention span, making it more likely that he will thrive on brief training sessions. When you want to train more, give the dog a break and come back later.
Use the same command for the behavior you want him to demonstrate. Use his or her name when giving a command. This will get his attention, and then you can tell him what to do. This will get their attention quick and aid your training routine.
You cannot rush through the training process. A puppy’s attention span is short and their energy is limited, so your sessions should be short and positive. If you push too hard, your puppy will remember it as a negative experience, and the next time you work to train him, it will be far more difficult.
One thing you should remember when you are training your pet is that you should not give in to bad things your dog does. That will result in the dog thinking it can do whatever it wants, whenever it wants. An example of this would be to give the dog treats every time it barks.
When you are training your dog, try to keep your training sessions on the short side. Fifteen minutes is a good amount of time since more will only frustrate your dog. Play with and praise your dog after the training session to reinforce training.
Don’t use punitive methods to train your dog. This is a time to show the dog what he should be doing in place of the behavior you are trying to correct. Use positive reinforcement. Training sessions help build communication with your pet, and help you build a good relationship.
Agility training requires a lot of research and a dog who can fit the bill. Almost any dog can learn and participate in the sport, but some of the more competitive breeds are Australian shepherds, border collies, Labrador retrievers and Shetland sheepdogs.
When looking for information on training your dog, there are many great resources: magazines, books, and specific breed books. Chat with others who own the same breed you have in order to gain new ideas. Take the information you have gathered and use it to construct a training program developed specifically for your dog.
It is now time to take what you have learned and put it in to practice by training your dog. Having the right information can help those who did not previously know where to even begin with training a new dog.