When you brought home your dog you were expecting Lassie, but sometimes it feels like you brought Cujo home instead. Proper training can transform your puppy, into the Lassie you thought you’d brought home.
Train your dog to remain calm when you walk into the room. During playtime allow your dog to be feisty, but teach him to remain calm when someone enters a room. If you do not recognize them right away, they will be more calm.
Dogs tend to concentrate on one thing to the exclusion of everything else unless that concentration is interrupted. After you do this enough times, it will become easier for you to get your dog’s attention. The dog will look for your signals.
Modify and update your dog’s training as necessary, so he remains in compliance with the rules. Many owners believe that once training is over, the dog will be set for life. Like their human owners, pets truly are creatures of habit. This is why you must make sure that you have a rule system that is strict for your dog.
Dogs need to understand exactly what your “no” means. When training your dog, you need to find positive ways to enforce your training. When you tell your dog “no” during training, he has no idea what you want him to do instead of the behavior you reprimand. Every dog and situation is unique and you should adapt your strategies accordingly.
Bond with your puppy by making sure he learns his name before anything else. Use their name often, and then teach them how to come to you when called. These are the commands your dog should learn before anything else. Spending lots of time will create a strong bond with your puppy, and will lead to unbreakable trust. A puppy that trusts you will respond better your training.
You can continue to train your dog as they age. Even though your dog is an adult, it must keep learning. If you provide positive reinforcement for desirable behaviors, your dog will continue to be obedient, and when you provide your dog with consistent discipline, negative behaviors are less likely to occur.
The tone of your voice is an important part of successfully disciplining your dog. Your dog is sensitive to the tone of your voice and can sense your feelings based on it. An appropriate firm tone can really reinforce a disciplinary message.
Try to teach your dog good habits right away. You will have much better success if you teach a dog properly early on, instead of attempting to break negative behaviors later in their life. Never feed your dog from the table, if you don’t want him to get the habit of begging for scraps.
Accidents are a part of training your puppy to go potty outside. It’s important to immediately clean up the accident to make your training more effective. If your carpet retains a smell, your god will be attracted to this same spot. There are a wide variety of odor control products designed to address just this situation, so head to the pet shop and ask about them.
If you want to train a new puppy to walk on a leash, the first step is to put a collar on the young puppy while you are playing with him. The pup must become accustomed to wearing the collar in order for you to use its leash. It is also necessary for hanging ID tags.
To prevent the dog from biting people or furniture or otherwise causing damage, use a water bottle to spray him. This technique will show your dog that the behavior is unacceptable. Afterwards your dog won’t do these things anymore.
Many owners are surprised by how basic puppy training can be added to their life and just how fast they can see results. So if your dogs relationship with you seems strained, try using these tips.