Dogs can be trained to stop virtually all undesirable behaviors, including constant barking, rowdiness and jumping up on visitors. What is more, all of the positive traits associated with dogs like obedience, faithfulness, and respect, can be included with the correct training regimen. A well trained dog makes a great pet.
The best way to train your dog is to reward it when it behaves properly. Treats, toys and praise have to be given in the right doses and at the correct times. If you don’t do it at the correct time, the dog may become confused about the reward.
Timing is essential when you are training your dog, so you want to spend enough time training them but do not want go overboard. Gradually increase the amount of time you spend training them each session. Note how far into the training session your dog loses his attention span. That’s the time to quit.
A puppy should have chew toys to get him through the teething pains. Keep other things out of his reach. You should replace the object with a chew toy as soon as this occurs so your dog understands what is okay to chew on. If your puppy seems to be suffering a lot from teething, a frozen washcloth to chew on can give him some relief.
Dogs should never be tied up close to each other. The leashes or chains can become intertwined, causing harm to one or more of the dogs. If the dogs are different sizes, it could be even worse. A small dog could easily choke to death if it were to get too tangled up with a larger breed.
Do not ever use a shock collar to train your dog. They are both expensive and unlikely to work properly. This is also a negative way to train your dog and might cause them to be aggressive. It is common for these tactics to create adverse behavior.
Take caution when near an unfamiliar dog and offer them a chance to sniff your hands. As you do this, you give the dog an opportunity to acclimate to your scent and become used to your presence. When he knows who you are, he’ll do what you ask.
When training your dog, one of the first commands they should be aware of is the “drop” command, which lets them know they should drop any items they have in their mouth. This command teaches them to cease chewing on furniture or items around the house and it keeps them safe from filthy or hazardous items outside.
Some dog owners tend to make the entire training process more complicated than it needs to be. With a good mindset and adequate training techniques, your dog can be trained very easily. Training can actually make your dog happier and healthier.