When you have a dog you know how important it is to have a dog that is well trained and happy. Training your dog to be a well mannered canine citizen will not only improve your relationship with them, it will keep them safe and happy. Here are some useful tips on finding a proper trainer, or becoming a good one yourself.
Establish a calm environment when you enter a room that your dog is in. During playtime allow your dog to be feisty, but teach him to remain calm when someone enters a room. Don’t acknowledge dogs the moment that you set foot in the house.
When trying to train your dog, avoid accidentally reinforcing negative behaviors. Never give your dog any treats or special attention for doing bad things. If you wish to keep your dog from begging for table scraps, don’t encourage him by slipping him a morsel one night or allowing others to do so.
Establish a verbal cue to let your dog know when a command has been carried out to your satisfaction. Words like “yes” could be an effective way of communicating to your dog that he has done something you are pleased about.
As you are working to house train your pet, select a single term or phrase that you will use. Whenever the dog is taken out, use the term you have chosen to refer to the process of relieving him or herself, and the pet will make a mental link between going outside and doing just that.
Make sure food and outside time are scheduled to help break your dog into being an inside dog. This gives you important forehand knowledge to prevent accidents and your dog an association of cause and effect to follow. Conversely, this also teaches your dog that he may need to wait to go to the bathroom.
Use positive reinforcement when you are training your dog. Use petting, positive words, and occasion treats to reward your dog whenever he does something good. Do not ever scream at or strike your dog. This never works, and your dog will sense that you are cluelss. Firmness, positivity and consistency are the keys to solid dog training.
Use your dog’s name often to ensure you have its attention. Use his name more when he is a puppy. By the time he is grown, he will automatically give you his attention when you say his name. The best dog names are ones that are short and are different from other commands.
When house training your new puppy, accidents are likely to happen from time to time. Clean accidents up immediately to assist in your training efforts. Urine and feces scents can attack to the fibers of your carpet, which will lead to your dog repeatedly using the bathroom in that spot. Check any local stores or pet shops for products that are specifically designed to remove the urine smell from a carpet.
Hopefully, these suggestions will help you and your friends and family enjoy your pet much more. Having a well-trained, obedient dog eases stress. If you don’t feel you are adequately equipped to train your dog, employ a professional dog trainer.