Having a dog can bring great joy into your life, especially if the dog is properly trained. There are many techniques that you can employ to train your animal into being a fantastic companion. Whether you simply want the dog to stay off of the furniture or learn tricks, good training is something you can start today. Here’s how to get started.
Try to walk in your dogs shoes before you criticize them. It is easy to get frustrated with your dog if they are not learning very basic things quickly or at all. You should never give up on them, try looking at it from your dog’s vantage point. Imagining the world as they see it might give you a new perspective on training them.
Take everything that your friends and family members say about your training program with a grain of salt. Everyone will have their own opinions about how you should help your pet learn to follow directions. Ignore most of it and do what you know is best for you and your pet.
Teaching a dog how to roll over isn’t too hard with a few treats in your hand. The dog has to lay down first. Then, use the treat to draw his head from one side to the other. He should roll his body over while following the treat. When he rolls over, you should say “roll over,” and repeat the process until the command is all he needs to do so. Be patient with him when you are teaching this because once he learns it, he can be quite the show-off amongst your friends.
Crate training is a good skill for a dog of any age to have. Teaching your dog to stay in their crate quietly takes time and patience but can be a valuable tool while potty training or a safe place for him to stay while you are away from the house.
You should make sure to eat your own meal first before feeding your dog. This shows your dog that you are leader of the pack and helps establish your dominance. Your dog will be much more likely to follow your other commands if he or she knows that you are the boss because you eat first.
Always treat a dog after completing tasks. The reward is a great way to teach your dog that he has performed a task that you wanted him to do. Rewarding good behavior and not bad behavior will help your dog to learn the difference between the two.
Be kind when you are training your dog. Dogs can sense when you are being impatient with them. Do not get angry when your dog does not get it, right away. They aren’t ignoring your efforts. It takes time for your furry friend to get used to doing something new.
Training needs to continue during the dog’s life. Training should not stop because he is not a puppy anymore. You need to concentrate on positive behavior to make sure of ongoing obedience. When you do this, negative behavior should stop.
When bringing a new puppy home, plan to keep him on the leash and in your sight for a few days. When you can’t be with him, have a safe place for him to go. This will help you to find your pet’s trouble spots and teach him the house rules.
As you can see, there are many methods of training available to you, to make your dog the best canine he/she can be. Try any or all of these techniques to begin teaching your pet how to behave properly in your home. An educated animal will be a incredible friend for years to come.