There are a lot of pets people like to have, including dogs. Bad behavior, mischief, and destructiveness are sometimes a natural part of the development of a young animal like a puppy. Use the advice in this article, and train your dog properly.
Your dog needs to lead an active lifestyle. Dogs require mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy. Bored dogs are difficult to train. It is easier for your dog to focus if he is happy and well exercised. Go for a long walk with your dog.
When giving a command to your dog, you should always use the exact same kind of voice and the same volume. Your voice tone lets your dog know that you are serious and that you expect their obedience. It also helps them understand the differences between a sharp punishing tone and a sharp non-punishing tone.
When you approach a strange dog, make sure you approach him slowly and allow the dog to sniff your hand. This lets them warm up to the scent and they’ll most likely trust you. When the dog knows your scent, he is better able to trust you and follow given commands.
When it’s time to introduce house training to your dog, put him on a consistent schedule of eating and elimination. This will help you better understand when your dog needs to go outside, so he doesn’t go on the carpet and ruin it. Using this schedule can teach your dog how to hold their piddle until the upcoming potty break.
You must teach your dog how to walk correctly when the leash is attached. This will make your walks together a pleasure and not a source of frustration.
You need to teach your dog right away that they should drop or back away from something when you say “leave it.” This basic command is extremely helpful when your dog is chewing on something he shouldn’t and also helps to keep him away from dangerous items.
Your dog should exercise a minimum of one hour per day. Also, ensure that you regularly train your dog and take him or her out for bathroom breaks. You need to ensure your dog is exercising, you will get more out of training them. Fit dogs are happy and responsive to you.
Train your dog in a positive manner. You can use treats, toys, positive speech and even belly rubs. You should not hit or yell at your dog. These forms of punishment are ineffective. Be firm, consistent and positive for the best results in training your dog.
Continue training throughout the dog’s entire life to ensure positive results. Your dog doesn’t stop learning just because it’s no longer a puppy. By reinforcing positive behavior, your dog will remain obedient, just as continued discipline can stop poor behavior from taking hold.
Training has to be consistent. When more than one person is training your dog be sure that you are using the same word as a command and discipline. Your dog will be more willing to be trained if he knows what to expect.
You can have both a clean, orderly house and a few dogs at the same time. Having a rambunctious or destructive canine can make having a nice home difficult, but you can train them to make it easier. If you remember to use the advice from this article, you will be able to coexist peacefully with man’s best friend.