Most people love dogs, because of the love and enjoyment they can bring. Bringing home a puppy can be a lot of work. Training is a huge part of their care. Use the tips from this article and your dog will soon be properly trained.
Whenever you have to correct your dog, make sure to speak using short and sharp language. Do not whine and complain to your pet about their bad behavior. Just tell them no, and point them in the desired direction. Do not scream, but rather use a loud and firm voice so they understand that you are serious.
Proper and generous rewards are critical to puppy training. It is essential that your dog get treats at the proper times and in the correct amounts. Unless you administer praise and treats as soon as the dog exhibits the desired behavior, he will not be able to connect the behavior to the treat.
It is important to have a consistent training method when crate training young puppies. When your puppy gets out of its crate he will need to relieve himself. The dog will grow his bladder so he can hold it for longer and longer this way.
Do not reinforce any negative behaviors accidentally. Don’t ever reward a dog that is behaving badly. This includes things like petting them when they jump on you at the door.
Right at the moment they do the behavior you are trying to reinforce, give the verbal command of approval. For example, using the word “yes” can let your dog know they can retrieve their reward.
Continuously maintain all training that you have done with your dog, and consider adding new behaviors as you go. People think that just because their dog has been trained once, that is all they need. Dogs forget things just like humans do; however, and the dog will lose discipline without practice. Therefore, it is vital that your dog follows an established rule system at all times.
It is not difficult to teach a dog how to roll over, and having some treats on hand makes it easier. Firstly, have the dog lie down. Next, hold the treat close to the floor near its head, and bring it up over the dog’s head as you place it on the other side. He will probably follow the treat, rolling side to side as it moves. As he is rolling over, give the “roll over” command, and do this repeatedly until he can roll over with just the command and without the treat. It may take some time for your dog to perfect the trick, but it’s a popular move and one that is sure to impress others.
If you say ‘no’, your dog should understand that it does not need a response. The most effective means of training a dog involves mostly positive reinforcements. Saying ‘no’ is not a good command, and the dog won’t know how to react. Each situation should be treated individually, and tailored to each dog.
Avoid accidents when potty training your dog. Learn to recognize what your dog does when he needs to go out. Pacing, whining and snuffling are common. Don’t put it off when your dog is doing these things. Get out the leash and head for their designated potty area. Give him praise when he eliminates correctly. With some time, your dog will be able to tell you when he needs to go outside.
You can now use the tips you read in this article to start training your new pet. You need to have a lot of patience and give your dog a treat if they do well. It takes time, but the reward of an obedient pet is well worth the wait.