Dogs are just like programmable remote controls. The remote has the capability to work properly, but it needs to be programmed to work with your television. If you follow the tips in this article, you can easily train a dog.
You need to establish regular feeding routines for your dog. Develop a feeding schedule, and be consistent with the routines so you can teach your dog what to expect and how to behave. This will set a quality schedule for your dog so that they are ready for all meals.
Multiple repetitions will be necessary for a dog to learn new commands. It will take up to 50 repetitions to learn a new command. Being patient while trying the same task or command will allow your dog to understand it.
Be certain your dog knows that you are the leader of your pack. Your dog will not respect or obey you, unless you let him know that you are the boss. Always walk in front, in the leadership position, letting your dog follow behind.
If you want your dog to follow the rules, keep training it, it needs to be refreshed! It is easy to feel that once your dog’s training is over, the lessons are learned and will stay with the dog forever. Dogs forget things just like humans do; however, and the dog will lose discipline without practice. This shows that you need to do periodic refreshers so that your dog continues to follow the rules.
Be prepared to reward the dog as soon as it completes a positive behavior. After all, the point of rewarding him is to show him that he is following good behavior. This is how they’ll know what to do and what not to do.
Give your dog a regular elimination and feeding schedule, so you can house train them. Your dog will adjust to the schedule and he will quickly learn that his outside time is when he should go to the bathroom. Being consistent will teach the dog to hold it until it is time to go outside.
Begin training your dog with a task that will be simple for him to learn. This will act as a foundation for further training as well as help you see instant success. Doing this will give you better results in your training.
Always get your dog’s attention the same way. Use his or her name when giving a command. Give a simple command after beginning with the dog’s name. Using your dog’s name lets him know you want his attention.
To keep your dog from barking, teach them to obey to a simple order that will make them quiet. For instance, whenever your dog is barking, hold a treat in front of them and continue to repeat “be quiet” until they quit barking. You can then give it the treat. In time, your dog will learn to be quiet if he wants a treat.
“Down” is an important command for dogs to learn. It can be very useful during emergencies and also serves as a great foundation for future lessons. A dog that understands the “down” command can lower to the ground immediately in a risky situation, so it’s perfect for safety reasons.
It’s important your dog always has an understanding of right from wrong. Everyone in the household must consistently enforce the boundaries you have established. Any inconsistency by others in applying the rules you have trained your dog to follow will undo your hard work.
After bringing out your dog’s abilities to be trained, it’s no more than a matter of mastering those techniques. Your dog will take pleasure in learning commands and will love to see you happy when he does something right.