Some people give their dogs away because of their bad behavior, but in most cases this can be avoided. A dog that is trained well will be a happy dog and a good member of your family. Use the information below to help your dog become well mannered and an obedient family member.
Crates need to be treated as the dog’s second home. All meals and water bowls should be placed within the crate. This will help him associate good things with his crate.
When correcting your dog verbally, use sharp, short, concise commands. Do not drag on in a rant to your dog about how bad they are. Just say no and show them the behavior you expect. The tone of your voice should let them know you are serious about the command you are making.
Your training sessions must be long enough for your dog to learn the desired behavior but no so long that he becomes bored. Start small and build up a bit daily. Once your dog is distracted, it is time for a break.
Commanding control is the very first step in training your dog. He needs to know that you are the authority before he will let you train him. For example, when you walk your dog you must be in front and you should insist your dog follows behind you.
As you train your dog, be sure to create verbal cues to make your pet know that he is doing what you want it to do. For example, using the word “yes” can let your dog know they can retrieve their reward.
When you are approaching an unfamiliar dog, be sure to approach slowly and offer the dog the back of your hand to sniff. This gives the dog an opportunity to learn your scent. Once a dog recognizes your particular scent, he will be unafraid and willing to obey.
When training your dog, reinforce positive behaviors in a positive way. Use a happy tone when you are rewarding your dog; pet him a lot, and give him a little treat once in a while. Never punish your dog with words or your hands. It only abuses the dog and causes him to be even more disobedient. To get the best results from your canine training, you need to be firm and consistent, staying positive at all times.
As this article has shown, you can effectively train your dog. You cannot achieve this, however, unless you can provide your dog with the affection and discipline he requires. Embracing the ideas presented here will lead to you owning a pet that you will always be proud of.