If you’ve never trained a dog before, you are probably eager to find some solid, helpful puppy training tips. Thankfully, the article which follows has a ton of information you can use.
Use firm control to elicit desirable behaviors from your pet. When your dog obeys your command, try to keep them calm as you give them their reward. Though you may be happy with the accomplishment, excitement on your part leads to excitement on their part and diminishes control of the situation. Stay calm, require calm from the dog, and give the reward.
You can train a pooch to roll over fairly quickly if you have some treats to hand out. You can have your dog sit or roll over. Next, hold a treat near the floor on one side of his head, slowly bring the treat up and over the dogs head to the other side. They’ll follow your treat with their nose which will cause them to roll over. Say “roll over” as you perform the maneuver. Don’t get frustrated if it takes a few tries, once he learns this trick he’ll be the star of the dog park!
You need to teach your dog right away that they should drop or back away from something when you say “leave it.” This can help stop them from chewing on your belongings and prevents them from ingesting harmful things away from the home.
Training lessons should be kept short. Dogs have short attention spans. Having short training sessions will prevent training becoming a chore for your dog. When you want to train more, give the dog a break and come back later.
Training needs to continue during the dog’s life. Even though your dog is an adult, it must keep learning. You need to concentrate on positive behavior to make sure of ongoing obedience. When you do this, negative behavior should stop.
Teach your dog not to bark with a simple command. As the dog begins barking, display a treat and then repeat your order until the barking ceases. Give them a treat. By repeating this, the dog learns that silence brings treats.
Dogs are just like people; they love hearing the sound of their own names and the use of the name will call them to attention. By using his name all the time in the first month of having our dog, he should associate his name with focusing on you. It’s best to stick with shorter names, one’s that are distinguishable from other words.
Don’t get frustrated by accidents during the potty training phase. Clean accidents right away to speed up training. If you don’t clean accidents up quickly, your pet may smell the mess and eliminate in the same spot again. Many products are sold that will neutralize these odors, so ask about them at your local pet store.
Everything you teach your dog shapes and molds their personality and behavior. You might be reinforcing bad behaviors without even realizing it, for instance by playing with your dog or by acknowledging its barking. Focus more on encouraging desirable and appropriate behaviors at all times.
One of the ways to make a dog more easy to train is to have the dog fixed at six months. This should be done at the same time you start obedience training. You don’t want hormones to interfere with the learning process. You and your dog will have many more happy years together and your pet will also be healthier.
Hopefully you have a new-found confidence about training your first dog. This article has provided you with a great start, so train your dog and enjoy it, too!