People often assume that training is impossible. This is perhaps because they lack the necessary puppy training knowlege. To train your dog successfully, you need to understand the basic principles of dog training. Keep reading to learn more about puppy training strategies.
Use a controlled and calm behavior when rewarding your dog for good behavior. If the dog follows commands correctly, you should reward the animal only if it is calm. You may feel great about it, but you don’t want to make the pup feel over-excited. Remain calm, expect them to be calm, and then award them when appropriate.
Avoid reinforcing negative behavior. Do not pay attention to your dog or pet it if he does something you are not happy about. If they jump on you, don’t pet them, for example.
If your dog leaps on you, hold his paws and squeeze them a little so he will know this is not acceptable. If done lightly, it won’t hurt the dog, but it’ll make them uncomfortable. They will stop doing this behavior since it will be associated with a negative feeling.
If your dog’s barking is driving you nuts, you might try acclimating the animal to whatever stimuli is causing the undesirable excitement. The source could be some certain noise or close encounters with another animal. The dog must learn that they do not need to start barking when these things occur.
When it comes to training a puppy, it is not a good idea to provide too much information and training at one time. Puppies do not have a very long attention span and limited energy, keep it brief and positive. Your puppy will happier with the experience, and less resistant to your future efforts. He will be looking forward to them instead.
Start prepping your puppy for training by rewarding his good choices. It’s far easier to teach a puppy good habits than it is to deprogram bad habits. If you do not want your pet to beg for food, you should never encourage it by feeding it table scraps.
Accidents will happen when a puppy is being potty trained. Clean accidents up immediately to assist in your training efforts. When a dog uses the house to relive itself, the smell can linger on the carpet if not cleaned properly. You will then have a dog that will continue to use that same spot all of the time. There are a variety of products that will help you remove the odor; check with the local pet store or department store.
Keep count of the number of treats you feed your dog because you do not want him or her to get fat. A lot of people forget to account for treats given during training when considering a dog’s diet plan.
Each and every interaction that takes place between you and your pet will go a long way in shaping its attitude and actions. You don’t want to undo training you’re worked hard on, so watch what you do at all times. You will want to mold your dog by always working toward desired behavior.
Chewing the wrong items is a habit for many puppies. This requires immediate attention when it happens. Eventually, the puppy will come to understand which items he is allowed to chew. In addition, he will learn not to chew unacceptable items even if he’s left unattended.
Hopefully with the knowledge you just acquired about training your dog, you’re feeling more confident with ways you can do just that. Use these tips and continue learning as you embark on your lifelong journey of discovery with your dog.