You love your dog like a member of your own family, so harsh training methods might be out of the question for you and your pooch. The following paragraphs are going to open your eyes to a number of tips and tricks that you can employ advantageously. Knowledge is power and this article should pump you up!
Learning how to show authority is the foundation of all puppy training. Make sure he knows that you know what you are doing and are in control of the situation. Then he will look to you and defer to your judgment. Demonstrate your position of authority to your dog by leading the way whenever the two of you are walking.
As your dog progresses in training, you can provide more freedom. Your dog will be happy when he gets rewards for his good behavior, such as freedom. However, don’t allow your dog to have too much freedom because this could negatively impact your training.
Remember to exercise patience whenever training your dog. This ensures that you both do not get frustrated. Remember that dogs really want to please their owners, but they got confused because we speak a different language that they do not understand.
Make sure training has an element of fun incorporated into it. Taking some time to have fun with your dog makes your dog like you more, which means fewer problems when training him. Having fun with your dog during training is one thing, but playing and having fun with your dog outside of training is also necessary.
Primary reinforcement is good to use when training your dog. The dog has a reward they love given when they are good. This can be a belly rub, a favorite toy or a tasty treat. This lets your dog know how to earn something it wants.
To get your dog to stop barking, train him to obey a command that tell him to stay quiet. When your dog barks, show them a treat and repeat the order, for instance, ‘be quiet’ until it stops barking. Only give the treat when you dog has done as you have asked. By consistently repeating this, your dog will be quiet because he wants the treat.
Just by reading this article, you have proven that you are serious about training your dog. Using the information in this article serves to help you become a better listener and trainer, one who is able to truly understand your dog. A little advice goes a long way!