Many dogs are sentenced to a life in a shelter when things get too stressful at home. This is avoidable in most cases. A well-trained pooch can be a welcome addition to any family. It doesn’t have to be hard to train your dog, you will see that if you spend a little time it can be easy.
When you start puppy training, come up with a verbal cue that will tell your pet they’ve followed your command. The word “yes” can be the bridge between rewards and good behavior.
Maintain consistent volume and voice tone over time when giving your dog commands. They will know this tone of your voice and associate it with being in trouble. Your dog needs to understand that there is a difference between the tone you use to discipline your dog from the tone you use to give an order.
For a dog to become house trained you should always have them on the same feeding schedule everyday, so their elimination time is always the same. This gives both you and the dog a heads up as to when they need to go outside, and you can make sure that happens before they make a mess indoors. This helps your puppy learn to “hold it” for a bit, until he knows it’s time to go out and will help save you money on carpet cleaning.
Always use similar calls or gestures to attract the dog’s attention. First, say his name, then the command. You can get their attention by doing this and then use the command. Dogs quickly recognize their name which allows you to get their attention.
Accidents must be avoided during potty training. Look for signs that your dog needs to go outside. It’s common for them to snuffle, wise and pace when they have to go. If you see any of these signs, get him outdoors! Take your dog out on the leash and take them to where you want them to go to the bathroom. Give him praise for his behavior. Your dog will eventually learn how to alert you when it’s time for them to use the restroom.
Vary your tone of voice when going through training sessions. Your commands should be said in the same tone and volume time and time again. Be firm with your command, speak louder to reprimand your dog and take a softer voice to praise your dog.
If you desire to leash train your dog, the first thing that you must do is to use a collar on him while you’re playing with him. You should start your dog off by wearing a collar from the time they are puppy, they will not think that y9ou are going to put them on a leash this way.
As discussed in this guide, having a healthy and happy dog is not hard to have. You cannot achieve this, however, unless you can provide your dog with the affection and discipline he requires. By sticking with the guidelines from this article, you can help to assure your pet’s place in your family as a happy and healthy presence.