Just as you must program your remote to control your television, your dog needs training to respond to your direction as well. The remote has all the capabilities of working, but it needs someone to program it to work. Dogs already have in them the innate intelligence to be trained, but a person needs to follow tips like these in order to bring the skills out.
Ask yourself how your dog is seeing things. Dog training can get extremely frustrating at times, especially when your dog isn’t learning commands that you think are very simple. Try putting thinking like your dog would, rather than quitting. You should think about how your dog might see things in the world.
Your dog needs to get plenty of exercise. When dogs have nothing to do, they can get bored. A bored dog will try and find something interesting to do, and training is not usually interesting. Your dog will be more relaxed and willing to listen if he is exercised frequently. It is a great idea to take your dog out on runs or walks through the neighborhood.
Always make use of positive reinforcement when it comes to training your dog. Use petting, positive words, and occasion treats to reward your dog whenever he does something good. Under no circumstances should you be violent or aggressive with your dog in response to negative behaviors. It only abuses the dog and causes him to be even more disobedient. To get the best results from your puppy training, you need to be firm and consistent, staying positive at all times.
As soon as you get your puppy, the first thing to teach him/her is their name; this will help build a bond between animal and human. Use his name frequently, and make clear that you want him to respond by coming to you when you call his name. These are the preliminary words that your dog need to know. It’s important to spend a lot of time playing with your puppy, this will help your puppy get to know you and learn to trust you. Once your puppy trusts you, it will be easier to train him.
The most successful training program is lifelong. Training should not stop because he is not a puppy anymore. If you reinforce desired behaviors, you will ensure your dog’s continued obedience, and by continuing to discipline your dog, you will prevent negative behaviors from appearing.
Try to find the triggers of your dogs barking to reduce this action. It could be a particular sound or it could be the experience of being in front of other animals or people. The dog must learn that they do not need to start barking when these things occur.
Consistently train your dog. When others are involved in the training, everyone should be on the same page and use the same commands. If everyone involved uses the same commands, your dog will learn more quickly and easily.
Once a person has figured out how to bring out the dogs abilities to learn and be trained, it is simply a matter of practicing those techniques. Your dog will enjoy making you happy and seeing your reaction.