Understanding ways and ideas to train your dog, is the best way to get started. Don’t rush into something you have no idea about. Dogs prefer consistency and so will you. Take some time and read the article below on dog training tips. You may find some helpful ideas for your new endeavor.
If you are trying to crate train your dog or puppy you must understand that you can not expect them to be able to hold their bladders for extremely long periods. You must provide times for them to go to the bathroom. They don’t want to go in their special place. So it is up to you to take care of them. If they have a accident don’t get mad at them, it wasn’t their fault it was yours.
Focus on your body language when training
Dogs respond much easier to non-verbal cues. Pay attention to how they respond to different actions and facial expressions that you make to learn what affect they have on them. Keep your words short and too the point and reinforce it with bodily actions.
Young puppies can be quickly potty trained by keeping them with you all the time and carefully observing their actions. When very young they might need to be taken outside as frequently as every hour! By carefully watching them you’ll quickly learn how they act when they need to relieve themselves.
When attempting to house train your pup, keep in mind that whatever goes in, must go out. Feed your pooch several times daily at the same hour. Doing this will provide you with some idea of when you should let your puppy go outside to use the restroom. This will decrease the risk of any accidents.
Make sure your dog’s diet is appropriate for him
If your dog is a lazy dog who likes to lounge around all day, you don’t want to give him the high protein food a dog who herds sheep would receive. This can cause problems and high vet bills down the road.
When training your dog, do it in short sessions, no more than fifteen to twenty minutes each session. This keeps your dog from becoming bored and uninterested in the training. More importantly, it ensures that your focus is entirely on training, which is vital to ensuring your dog’s success.
Next time your dog jumps up on you in excitement, tell them “Off” in a firm (but not angry) voice, gently push them off, and turn your back. The verbal command and action of moving them reinforces what the command means, and turning restricts their access to you. This accomplishes two things: a) your dog can’t jump on you anymore, b) your dog feels he loses your attention, which is the exact opposite of what he wants. This teaches him quickly not to jump on you.
The key to potty training a new puppy is consistency
Remember that when he is with his mother, he can relieve himself whenever he needs to, so it will take some time for him to learn that he must wait for someone to take him outside to go to the bathroom.
Be consistent when training your dog. Your furry buddy will be easily confused when you vary your routine too much. Always give the same encouragement for a job well done. Use the same phrases to help your dog recognize what words are for what actions. Always say ‘good dog’ and don’t vary the tone.
Exercising your dog is a good way to get rid of pent up energy which can impede training. Through this technique you establish a calm demeanor in your dog. This does not mean tiring the animal completely, but blowing off some excess steam can greatly reduce over excitement when training.
If you do not communicate that biting is unacceptable, your puppy doesn’t know he is doing something wrong. When you catch your puppy biting, redirect him to a chew toy or bone. As soon as the pup starts to bite, firmly say “No!” and give him the chew toy. While you are teaching a puppy to stop biting, do not play any wrestling or tug of war games with them to strengthen what you are teaching.
Teach your dog hand targeting for a fun and new task that will bring you two together. Hand targeting is a way of teaching your dog to follow and touch your hand. This behavior can be built upon and turned into retrieval behaviors later on down the line. It makes for a fun project for most breeds!
Your dog is relying on you to signal when he is right and wrong. If he thinks you are amused by his bad behavior, he is likely to repeat that behavior. This can seriously slow your training program, and cause considerable frustration for you. No matter how your pet is when he does something bad, you need to correct him right away.
Consistency is key for dog training
Being consistent applies to the words you use for the commands you are looking for the dog to obey, to the tone you use with the words, and to the rewards you are providing for the dog if they successfully complete the command you are teaching them.
Have your dog stand when you begin training him to sit. Hold a treat above him. Next, move the treat a bit behind his head. This will make your dog stare up as he’s watching your hand. Dogs are likely to sit when doing this.
When training your dog make sure you never stop training. This may sound silly but it is actually very sensible. Your dog may learn tricks quickly and not forget them, but dogs never stop learning so you need to take advantage of this by teaching often. Also, it never hurts to reinforce what has already been learned.
Unfortunately, this article is now coming to an end, but your ideas and education on dog training doesn’t have to. Set some time aside before you continue training your pooch and educate yourself further on how to be successful at dog training. Advice is always useful when you feel like you can relate to someone else.